Why You Shouldn’t DIY Projects Involving Electrical Work

Author: Richard Poruchny | | Categories: Electrical Company , Electrical Contractor , Electrician

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Light switches not working properly? Electric surges? Faulty wiring? It all may be tempting to investigate and fix the issue yourself, but it is imperative to leave any electrical work to the professionals. Electrical work can be tricky and downright dangerous. A simple mistake, and you could be electrocuted or start a fire.

We understand how luring do-it-yourself projects are, but when it comes to an electrical issue, this isn’t the time to experiment. Instead of trying DIY electrical tasks, call a professional who will get the job done safely and efficiently.

To give you an idea of the risk involved, Dubrule Electrical and Automation has listed a few reasons why you shouldn’t DIY projects involving electrical work.

1. You could create safety hazards from faulty electrical repairs
Attempting to wire something on your own could lead to disaster. Even with the best intentions, any incorrect electrical wiring has many hazards that can create bigger problems or even harmful effects. Remember, faulty wiring can go undetected for a long time, and you may think you did the job correctly, but a fire could break out years later. 

2. Costly future repairs
Electrical mistakes are no small fit, and future implications will be too costly. If your DIY project results in a room without power, crossed wires, or other physical signs of an electrical problem, you’ll need to call an electrician for help. Moreover, these electrical contracting costs vary from project size and complications.

Do things right - Hire a professional
If you’re not an expert in handling any electrical problems, you should not jeopardize the safety of your family by attempting DIY in electric work. Know that the level of damage that could occur may vary, but it can end up being costly and, in the worst case, cause injury or harm to persons and property.

Therefore, you should hire a certified electrical contractor for any electrical installations and services. When you enlist the expertise of a professional, they can help by providing information and ideas for any type of electrical installation as well as estimates, so the cost is transparent.

Usually, the cost will vary depending on industry type (residential, commercial, or industrial) and the size of the project, so make sure to discuss your concerns before hiring an electrical contractor.

As you can see, the benefits of hiring an experienced electrician outweigh the threats of a DIY electric project.

If you’re looking for an electrician in Prince George, BC, reach out to Dubrule Electrical and Automation. We are a licensed full-service industrial, commercial, and residential electrical contractor with over twelve years of experience. We have the expertise and equipment to repair or upgrade your system quickly to restore safety to your home.

We offer electrical services, including complete turn-key electrical installations, home automation, wiring installations, renovations, permanent holiday lighting, thermographic scanning services, and much more.

To learn all about the services we offer, please click here. If you have a question, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here. 

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