Sometimes we can be too proud to call for installation help…even when we need it…even when we REALLY need it. The problem with being unwilling to call for help in this type of situation is that we often end up attempting the job ourselves only to create a problem that needs managing. When this happens, we’re not just faced with needing to manage the problem that we created, but we still have to tackle the installation that went wrong all over again. In short, we end up paying twice for a job that we could have paid for once if we’d been less stubborn. But what are some of the signs that you should call for installation help on a job?
Installation Help: 5 Signs You Should Call a Professional
1. You Went Straight to YouTube
If you have an installation job that has to be done and you plan on doing it yourself and the first step you took was to head to YouTube to see where to begin…it’s time to call in the professional installers! Rather than relying on a video that was made by…well, who knows who, go straight to a professional who can do the job for you and who is insured to do that job! This way you don’t have to risk a thing!
2. You Had to Lookup What You’re Looking At
Looking up information isn’t a bad thing, but when you have to look up what it is that you’re looking at now that you’ve started an installation job by yourself, you probably shouldn’t be doing the job in the first place. Rather than looking up “what is the red wire for” when you’re trying to install your own ceiling fan…you definitely shouldn’t be doing the job yourself! Put down the tools, close the Google window, and call for professional installation help, it’ll be a much safer process with far fewer risks!
3. Other People Usually Call a Professional
If you have mentioned to family or friends that you are going to attempt to install “xyz” on your own this weekend and their reaction was stunned, that’s a sign that you should probably be calling on the professionals for a little help. One of the best examples of this is when someone mentions that they want to do their own behind-the-wall TV wiring. Without any electrical experience or TV installation experience, this can be a dangerous job, to say the least. Rather than risking electrocution or the potential of a house fire in the future, have an installation professional come out to you and take care of the job instead, it’ll be cheaper in more ways than one.
4. You Know You Can’t Manage It
A lot of times the reason that we are reluctant to call for help is that we don’t want to admit that it’s something that we can’t do or can’t manage ourselves. This is very often the case when we get older and are no longer able to manage what we once could. It’s certainly painful at times to admit that we can’t manage something ourselves anymore, but as with most of the items on our list today, it’s MUCH safer for you and your home if you call in someone who can take care of the project for you.
5. You Have No Idea What You’re Doing
This actually sums up all of the points we made above, but it’s worth overstating if it gets the point across.
If you have absolutely no experience with installation work, electrical or otherwise, if you have to look up diagrams and instructions, if you have to look up the names of “thingies”, or if all of your friends and family have begged you to call a professional in order to stay safe, it’s time to put down the tools, turn off the laptop, and get in touch with a professional.
Ready to Call For Installation Help in West Florida?
If you are ready to call in the professionals for installation help before things get really out of hand, Suncoast Installs can help. To have one of our professional installation experts come out to you just pick up the phone and give us a call today at 727-480-8358 and we’ll be with you ASAP!