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Dangers of DIY Electrical Wiring

Dangers of DIY Electrical Wiring

The book Electronics Basics: Fundaments of Electricity for Dummies exists, but we don’t recommend you pick it up with the intention of tackling a wiring job on your own. Why not? It’s simple: Electricity can be very dangerous.

Now as a homeowner or business owner, you likely want to familiarize yourself with how electricity in your home or building is wired and have a general understanding of what a problem would look like. You may even be extremely handy when it comes to other types of DIY home repairs, construction, plumbing, and so on. But it’s important to remember that simple fact—electricity is dangerous—whenever you feel like tackling a wiring job or repair without the help of a certified electrician. These are just a few scary outcomes of DIY electrical repairs:

    • Wires crossing, causing a wire to overheat and risking an electrical fire
    • New ceiling fans falling after a faulty installation, or dangling from their wires
    • DIY wiring failing to pass inspection during a future home sale
    • Being shocked by failing to turn off the electricity

 

Taking a do-it-yourself approach to any electrical job requires a different level of knowledge, tools, and experience. When you have a wiring job that needs handled, call the local professionals at Blue Collar Electricians.