Being in the business for many years, we have noticed that whenever people have a situation where their electrical system failed, or has become potentially dangerous, they sometimes try to repair it themselves. What we want to highlight today is the dangers involved unless you are a qualified electrician. Saving money should never be a factor as you may be risking your life or your families life by not being professionally qualified. Consider the following:
Risks in DIY
(1). Electrical fires: Hundreds of electrical fires in the UK are caused by electricity, and the major cause behind these fires is a fault in switches, electrical appliances and outdated appliances.
Homeowners should avoid handling electrical problems and call a professional for repairs. Light fixtures and outdated wiring are also common reasons for electrical fires at home.
(2). Minor or major injuries (life at risk): Doing electrical repairs by yourself can risk life or at best give a shock. Not doing it properly can cause some serious injury to an individual, or to the property itself. Experienced electricians can handle electrical repairs or installation because they spend time learning and practicing the safety standards of the professional associations.
(3). Property Damage: Fire may spread immediately and can damage part or all of a property. In some cities, insurance companies don’t pay for any damage unless the work has been certified.
What if something goes wrong?
Working with electricity is always risky so one shouldn’t do any electrical work unless they have the knowledge and skills to do so. You simply cannot put a price on a human life so always consult an expert.