Why Doing Electrical Repairs Yourself Is a Bad Idea

Posted on October 10, 2013

shockingIf you’ve ever been electrically shocked before (and we mean really shocked), you can attest to the fact that it feels something like someone grabbing the back of your head and lifting you off of your feet. Sound fun? Yeah we didn’t think so. Here’s the kicker though, there’s some talk that electricians have felt that shock more times than the layman has, and we say it’s better off that way.

In this short post, we’ll be discussing just how much of an awful idea it would be to attempt an electrical repair by yourself. Yeah we know, half of you couldn’t understand why anyone would attempt an electrical job by their lonesome, but the other half is asking all these questions and giving excuses, so for the safety and good of mankind, bear with us.

You Would Probably Mess It Up

Electricians are usually certified and trained in what they do, and there’s a reason for that. The truth of the matter is, electricians are some of the most knowledgeable and well-rounded people you’re ever going to meet. The amount of information that must be retained within their heads is staggering, and considering that only the best of the best really make it in the industry anyway, you’d do well to respect their knowledge enough to let them do it. Electrical repairs are a huge undertaking, and that goes for any electrically charged device or system of any kind. The professionals who do this every day can’t go without some recognition for their skills.

You Might Get Burnt

Now that we’ve established the awesomeness of electricians, we’re gonna add to it. Electrical work is also very dangerous. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, if you’re dealing with large amounts of electricity in any form, there’s a certain amount of trepidation that one both does have, and should have. Electricity is nothing to mess around with, (Unless you’re Thomas Eddison) and we’d suggest you leave its operation up to the paid professionals. Not only would you probably run into logistics problems, but you might need to visit a hospital once you’re finished. Those bills might be more expensive than simply calling in the professionals in the first place.

Someone Else Could Do It Better

There are some things you can go all DIY on at your home or workplace, but electrical repairs just don’t seem to fit the requirements for being one of them. But hey, who are we to say? It’s not like we’re experienced in doing electrical repairs or anything like that, right?

Really though, don’t try it. We hope you take our advice and we wish you well in your electrical repair future.