Reasons You Should Hire an Electrician Rather Than Do Your Own Work

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Testing and Inspection | 0 comments

Reasons You Should Hire an Electrician Rather Than Do Your Own Work

For many homeowners throughout the UK, saving money on home repairs is a way of life. This is especially true for landlords as they have to ensure that their property is profitable and an expensive repair could leave them spending more than they are taking in. While there are many home repairs that the average homeowner can do on their own, there are repairs that require a licensed professional, and for good reason. One of those repairs is electrical work.

Electrical repairs require a trained electrician as electricity is very dangerous and an accident involving electricity could result in death. With that being said, should you have a qualified electrician carrying out the work? Or should you do it yourself and hope that you don’t bodge it up?

Let’s take a look at 4 reasons that you should hire an electrician rather than do your own work:

You Might Need Permits/Certificates And Inspections- depending on the depth of your electrical project, you might need permits/certificates before the work can begin, or an inspection once the work is complete.

Electricians Know More Than You- in most cases, a qualified electrician knows more than you about home electrical repairs and will complete your electrical repair properly and efficiently. Professional electricians have specialised training in the safety and repair of home electrical systems and are much better qualified to do the job than the average homeowner.

Electrical Work Is Challenging- most home DIY jobs are straightforward and easy to understand. Working with electricity is not and it can be very challenging for most home DIY’ers. Professional electricians understand the principles of electricity and have the necessary experience to complete your electrical repair project properly.

Electricity Can Be Dangerous- while falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, electrocution ranks just below. Electricity is dangerous and it can kill you if you are not cautious around it. An improperly completed electrical repair could cause serious injury, even death. Most homes have enough amperage at their electrical box to potentially injure a person or start a fire which could burn the house down. If the DIY electrical repair is found to be the cause of the fire, most insurance companies won’t pay out.

Contact VCO Electrical Services

To learn more reasons why you should hire a professional electrician for your next electrical repair project, contact VCO Electrical Services today!

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