When should the difference between a good electrician and a bad electrician matters?
For a myriad of reasons, whether it’s to save money or to look better in front of their significant other, men would often neglect professional advice to end up having light bulbs burning out too fast – bad electrician.
Without a doubt, some indeed are well-versed in electrical work, plumbing, and other crafts, but for the most part, people shouldn’t really tamper with electricity unless they’re installing festive lighting – and even that can be dangerous.
In the UK in particular, we like to think that we can tend to the majority of electrical repairs and save a couple of quid in the process but poor electrical workmanship happens more often than not.
Well, whether it’s a large-scale lighting project or a simple flickering light in the bathroom, you should have a professional electrician in your contact list. Here’s how to know whether or not you should call your electrician.
The dangers of calling a bad electrician
First things first.
Understand that not all electricians possess the same skillset and that there are unique dangers to choosing a bad electrician.
Keep in mind that there are unlicensed electricians out there whose credentials and expertise you cannot verify. Needless to say, this could lead to serious issues down the road, as you’ll not only be paying for subpar service but putting your home’s electrical structure in jeopardy.
If you find a discount or unlicensed electrician, you might make the poor electrical workmanship problem worse. Electricity is not something you can play around with, and if they don’t know what they’re doing, they will exacerbate the problem further. Many people are shocked (pun intended) when they find out they have a really bad electrician. Even if they do an okay job, the fact that they care more about getting paid than being meticulous will significantly reduce the return on investment of the repair in the long run.
And in a work setting, the employer is legally responsible for the health and wellbeing of their employees. So hiring an unlicensed or inexperienced electrician can open you up to negligence claims.
Common warning signs that warrant an emergency response
There are many warning signs that warrant a call to your emergency electrician, some more apparent than others. Sometimes, there might not even be a problem – you might just want to maximise the lighting in a room or the entire interior which is not something you should do on your own. Instead, you at least want to get a professional opinion before you bust out the old tool belt or blow a fuse.
Remember, it’s difficult to diagnose an electrical issue, especially if you’re not experienced in the matter or if you’ve moved into a new home with a different electrical infrastructure. If you’re unsure where the smell of burnt wiring is coming from, or if the lighting in your house won’t stop flickering, you want to call your electrician.
Reasons for getting in touch with an electrician
Beyond the common signs you should look out for, there are many reasons you would want your electrician to pay you a visit. The most important reason is that this person knows more than you! Also, you might not be eligible for insurance claims if you try to tamper with the problem by yourself. But this is not just a problem in the UK, as Australian homeowners have also had to learn to trust in their electricians.
Across the globe in the remote part of the Commonwealth, Australian homeowners are sometimes required to call an experienced Sydney electrician before they attempt any major electrical work in their home, if for no other reasons than to get a professional opinion rather risking an incompetent electrician working bad.
With that in mind, be sure to call your electrician yourself, even if you have some knowledge of electrical work. You might find that work is well beyond your level of expertise. This is will help avert a potential catastrophe of DIY electrical work, which is why one of our popular services is the TV Wall mounting job.
The problems and potential dangers of DIY repairs
Need we discuss the potential dangers of DIY home repairs, electrical or otherwise? Okay, here it goes. Electrical work is delicate and it really is an exact science, so if you’re not 100% sure in your level of knowledge, you could be jeopardising the safety of your family should something go awry. Without a speck of exaggeration, you could burn our home down to the ground.
But that’s an extreme example. More common occurrences are small fires and electrical shocks. And remember, you can never know just how hard-hitting a shock will be. It could just knock you out, or it could put you in a hospital. Don’t risk it, your significant other would much rather you survive, so call your electrician.
It might sound like you have no other choice but to give your electrician a call, and that really would be the best course of action in every scenario. If you’re well-versed in electrical work, fix minor problems around the house yourself – just remember to stay safe at all times.
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