When It Comes To DIY Always Leave Electrical Tasks To The Professionals
Many of us love nothing better than to tinker around with a spot of weekend DIY. Others are less than enthusiastic but will still put right what needs to be done. However despite the labour saving costs and the satisfaction that ‘doing-it-yourself’ can bring, there are a multitude of reasons why the majority of electrical related tasks should only be carried out by a licensed and experienced electrical engineer. Let’s take a look.
According to figures recently released by the National Injury Surveillance Unit, it shows that as many as 300 Australians are hospitalised and 15 are killed each and every year due to preventable electrical accidents in the home. Many of these are down to homeowners attempting some form of electrical DIY. If you add to this recent information published in the National DIY Safety report that over 60% of people attempting DIY either don’t wear the right protective equipment, or take the relative precautions, then it’s easy to see why electrical tasks should only be carried out by experienced personnel only.
It’s the law!
Because of the many dangers associated with it, certain electrical jobs must only be carried out by a fully licensed electrical engineer. In fact you may or may not know that in Queensland, the penalty for carrying out illegal DIY electrical work is $40,000. As a word of advice check relevant state legislations before you attempt to carry out any electrical-related tasks.
Leave it to the specialists
It’s very easy when you experience flickering or overheating lights to want to investigate the problem. It could well be down to loose connections in your electrical box. This being the case, the issue is that your electrical box contains a collection of fused connections which form a link between your home electrical circuit and the mains. Tinkering with the elements inside the box will expose you to high voltage electricity that is going to put you at great risk. For this reason it’s best left to the experts who will ensure that all wiring, fusing and cabling is correctly installed and in good working order.
DIY is undoubtedly a satisfying and pleasurable way to improve your home, but when it comes to electrical DIY then this is one job that should be left to the professionals.
If you’re in need of an expert electrician then call Static Electrics Brisbane. We can provide you with an experienced and fully-licensed electrical engineer who gets the job done, and more importantly, gets it done right!