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DIY Electricity

October 8, 2015

STOP! You should also comply with the following safety precautions

  • Make sure the power is turned off

  • Carry out proper safety tests

  • Do not connect the wiring yourself - this must be done by an electrical inspector

  • Do not work on mains or main switchboards - a licensed electrician must do this.

 

Are you thinking about doing your own electrical work?

These days, everyone wants to save money, but there are a few areas that you should leave for the professionals. While some home electrical repair projects are completely safe, We recommend limiting yourself to repairing minor unplugged appliances. When it comes to adjusting outlets, fixtures or other types of wiring, it is better to check with an electrician before proceeding with your repair.

 

Why homeowners need to do electrical work

The Internet provides homeowners with all of the information they need to make an electrical repair, but many fail to point out the obvious hazards. In particular, it can be easy to overlook the fact that many electrical problems can result in electrocution if mishandled. In other words, it may seem easy to replace a ceiling fan because you can buy a new unit at a home improvement center. Nevertheless, if it involves voltage of any kind, it is better to consult with a professional electrician before risking injury.

 

The consequences of not checking local codes

There are certainly many homeowners that can get away with doing their own electrical work. Regardless, one of the downsides of DIY electrical work is not being able to obtain a permit. In some cases, electrical work without permits can interfere with the sale of a home or result in fines if the repair results in a fire. There may also be implications concerning the homeowner’s insurance policies if most of the electrical work was done by the homeowner. In other words, you might not end up saving very much money by doing your own electrical work

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