Should you DIY Electrical Work?The world of “do it yourself” is growing. People love to tackle projects and get things done in their own home. There are many shows on TV where people fix up homes and resell them, or complete projects without having to hire professionals. This is wonderful – there’s something very rewarding about fixing something with your own two hands. Unfortunately, there are downsides to completing DIY electrical work. Let’s take a look at why you should think twice before tackling a project on your own.

 – Wrong Installation Leads to Dangers

When you install something incorrectly, there are a few things that could go wrong:

  1. Your electricity could fail to work in the area where you have installed it.
  2. You could put yourself or your family in danger.
  3. You could be creating a fire hazard.

Obviously, it isn’t desirable to go through all the work to complete a DIY project with your electricity, only to have it not work. But, sometimes, the problems aren’t as obvious – but they’re more dangerous.

 – Electrical Shock Dangers

When you don’t install electricity correctly, you put yourself and your family at risk of bodily injury or death. Electricity is dangerous – especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’re not trying to scare you. People die when live wire is exposed, or you forget to turn off the electricity in your home before beginning work.

 – Fire Danger

When you don’t install your electrical work correctly, you could put your home in danger of catching fire. Homes are damaged and destroyed every year due to electrical fires. There is a reason electricians are required to know the electrical codes inside and out. The National Fire Protection Agency updates this code book every three years.

Have an Electrical Project in
Your Home? Call Electric Doctor

Do you have an electrical project in your home that you’re dying to get completed? Think twice before tackling it yourself. Instead, call an experienced electrician to get the work done quickly and correctly. You will be confident that the electrical repair and work was done correctly so that your family is safe and your home won’t be damaged due to an electrical fire. There are many DIY projects that can be tackled – leave the electrical work to someone who understands the electrical code and can keep your family safe.

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