Thanks to YouTube, DIY is seeing something of a renaissance. There are enough instructional videos on YouTube that you could probably build a house from scratch if you wanted. But when it comes to electrical work, this is where you should hire qualified electrical contractors in Liverpool, rather than taking matters into your own hands.
Here are four reasons why.
When done incorrectly, even simple electrical work can be dangerous. According to Electrical Safety First, half of all severe electric shocks are the result of over-ambitious DIYers. Qualified electricians are trained to complete jobs from installing switches to rewiring an entire property in a safe way, without electrocuting themselves.
If work is not carried out correctly, you may be leaving a potential fire hazard in your home without knowing it. Even a simple mistake like using the wrong size wire can cause overheating and potentially cause a fire. Fires from faulty DIY are not uncommon. In fact, a third of electricians report that they have been brought in to repair faulty electrical DIY attempts that had resulted in fires. The results of house fires can be highly expensive and even fatal – so don’t take the risk.
Although certain jobs might seem too small to bother with seeking out a professional, there might be a false economy at play here. Even in cases where no one is harmed by incorrect electrical DIY efforts, the cost of undoing the damage can be much greater than just hiring a qualified electrician to begin with.
Work that is simple and quick to an experienced professional can sometimes turn out to be complex and time-consuming to an enthusiastic amateur. Do you really want to spend your Sunday evening figuring out where you went wrong when you could be doing other things?
What electrical work do you need doing in your home? We are leading residential and commercial electricians in Liverpool. We can help with work including re-wiring, fire alarm installation, safety testing, and bespoke electrical design. We’d love to chat – contact us and let us know how we can help!