There are many reasons why you should hire an electrician. Here, we look at just a few of them:
- Avoid legal problems
If your electrical project is on the size of medium or large, there could be legal fallouts if you undertake the job on your own. Firstly, the work you do needs to meet UK BS7671 electrical standards. If it doesn’t, you might not be able to file insurance claims in the event of any electrical mishaps. If you are sued in court as a result of an accident, you could face hefty fines or even a jail term. A professional electrician ensures all your electrical projects are in line with the recommended standards. You will also have certificates or reports issued to as way of authentic documentation.
- Avoid wasting your time
Have you ever spent time and money on a job, only to find that you haven’t done it correctly? This can be extremely frustrating. However, hiring a reputable electrician means you won’t need to do the job twice or spend extra money on the project.
- Speedy diagnosis
No matter how experienced you might be, a professional electrician will always be able to determine any potential problems quicker than you will. Troubleshooting will be more straightforward,as they will likely have seen any such issues elsewhere. Subsequently, a quick diagnosis of the problem will save time and possibly money for both of you.
- Avoid bigger issues in future
If you make a mistake whilst attempting to undertake electrical projects on your own, this could lead to bigger problems furtherdown the line. At best, you’ll need to spend even more money to rectify the issue. At worst, you could face huge problems. Think of a badly installed fuse catching fire; if you were present and able to nip any damage in the bud, you would need a new fuse, some wires and perhapseven a new seating for the fuse. However, if you weren’t present, a lot of damage could be done to your property before the fire service arrives on the scene.
- Avoid stress
Why would you want to go through the stress of wiring your home? Unless it’s something you do on a regular basis, the entire process can be stressful and overwhelming. You could change sockets or light fittings, but other medium to larger sized electrical projects can prove stressful if you’re not a qualified electrician.
- Pass the job on to someone knowledgeable
You wouldn’t take on the job of a commercial pilot, lawyer, dentist or even a professional mechanic. A professional electrician is no different. As you’re not experienced with the issue at hand, hire a professional who knows the job inside out. Even if you know seven out of ten things about electrical work, those missing three could put you in danger and consequently cause significant damage. Furthermore, if you are investing in electrical home improvements such as installing a bathroom television, why handle the installation yourself and risk getting it wrong?
- Stay Safe
This is perhaps the most important reason why you should hire an electrician. Official statistics show that there are 27 fatalitiesevery week in England alone because of electrical accidents. Hiring a professional electrician ensures you won’t be another statistic. Even when the incident isn’t fatal, your insurance company might not pay out if they find you didn’t hire a professional electrician.