Why use an Electrician.
Why use an electrician? Always and for any electrical device installation, replacement or repair! While using a professional isn't the cheapest on budgets, people do not typically understand their safety is at risk. Would you see a heart doctor to check out a kidney, rotator cuff or dental related issue? No way! We get asked or hear a lot of people say "I'll do outlets myself to save money" or my painter installed a light or my kitchen guy who installed cabinets did my recessed, meanwhile the microwave is on a circuit with lower capacity than it should be and on the same circuit with the lights and the kitchen has no gfi outlets on the counter tops. Or a bathroom is renovated and the old 15 amp bathroom circuit that's tied in with the garage and exterior outlets was NOT upgraded to the current code standard of a 20 amp dedicated circuit. And the most terrible part, the client has no idea how unsafe the installation is. In fact, as shown in the pictures below, the majority of the time a non-licensed person does an installation incorrectly and it's full of safety hazards, etc. It's not just an unsafe installation, it's an insurance compliance issue now. There are very many nuisances when doing electrical work and most general people are not aware about circuit loads or grounding or other types of code compliant situations.
So... DO NOT LET AN UNLICENSED PERSON TOUCH ANY OF YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. Period. They might get something to work and it might be cheaper, but working isn't code compliance nor safe. We've seen it time and time again, an unqualified person installs an outlet and there's no safety ground or a subpanel is wired wrong or a switch or outlet has no box, etc. And a client ends up paying extra to correct issues. While it may seem easy at first appearance, there's a lot of knowledge that goes into just replacing an outlet. Such as outlet type, requirements in spacing, loading. If these efforts are not followed, you are in a safety hazard such as a shock potential, fire or component damage situation. Obviously it is an upsetting situation for us to see a client pay money for substandard work!