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Is a ceiling fan installation a DIY project?

Although countless online "DIY guides" exist that make ceiling fan installation look simple, the reality is that there are many huge risks involved with working with electricity, and while some may get lucky and get it right the first time, it is far more common for amateur mishaps to occur than not. Should I install a ceiling fan myself?

Just one improperly connected wire leads to an electric spark, which leads to a fire that can ignite in the ceiling and quickly overtake an entire home. Also, even if the fan is assembled correctly, just one mistake in securing the fan in place in the ceiling increases the risk of the fan falling while it's spinning.

Professional installation of your ceiling fan not only provides you with greater safety and peace of mind, but it also provides you with more options. A professional will know exactly where and how to wire the fan to give you with the most energy efficiency. They will also be able to provide you with a lot of other convenient, money-saving options like dimmer switches or remote operation features.

With all of the possible mishaps associated with doing any DIY electrical work, your best bet is to always leave it in the hands of a professional like John's Electric who will get it right the first time.

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Is a ceiling fan installation a DIY project?

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Although countless online "DIY guides" exist that make ceiling fan installation look simple, the reality is that there are many huge risks involved with working with electricity, and while some may get lucky and get it right the first time, it is far more common for amateur mishaps to occur than not. 

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

John's Electric responded promptly to my service needs and made repairs at a reasonable price. I highly recommend them for any electrical work.

Ryan Armstrong
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Very pleased with John's. Free estimate, on time, quality work. Also very happy to show me electrical contractor's license and other credentials when I asked to see them. Would definitely recommend!

Clare J.
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Service was above and beyond excellent. Stuck with us and the power company until the true root of the problem was found. Worked around our schedule and budget restraints. Left things clean and was very respectful. Would definitely recommend him and use him again.

wayalockhart
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This company did an incredible job on our house. Had a few issues to get home ready for sale and he came next day - completed everything with perfection and great price. Aubrey is very honest and trustworthy! Will use him any other time I need electric work and strongly recommend him

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