Electricity plays such a significant role in our daily lives that we forget how dangerous it can be when we tamper with it. “Do It Yourself” enthusiasts love to assume that they can fix everything, and often need to be reminded that the electrical circuit is complex, and potentially dangerous if not handled correctly. In most cases, electrical repairs should only be attempted by a qualified electrician.
Qualified electricians have the knowledge and expertise to deal with any electrical issue. With that being said, there are a few areas where a knowledgeable handyman or woman with electrical experience can assist without needing to call out an electrician.
While it is always advisable to contact a qualified electrician for any electrical repairs, there are a few things the average handy person can do.
Some of these things include:
This may seem like a relatively simple task, but can be very dangerous if the person changing the light bulb does not ensure that:
Changing a light or outlet switch is not difficult, provided you note the following:
Provided a qualified electrician has wired the light fixture, the average savvy homeowner should be able to change it if:
Provided the electrical timer has been correctly installed by a qualified electrician, a handyman who is familiar with the workings of the timer can set it.
Electricity is potentially dangerous, and only qualified electricians should be doing electrical installations and repairs.
Although an experienced handyman or woman can do minor repairs, they should never:
There are many reasons why major electrical repairs need to be left to the experts. If the electrical circuit isn’t safely installed, it can be a dangerous fire hazard and result in damaged appliances.
Other reasons that you should leave the repairs to electricians include:
Don’t assume that anyone with limited electrical knowledge can do electrical repairs and installations. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has been South Florida’s trusted electricians of choice since 1983. Our qualified, experienced, licensed, and insured electrical technicians confidently fix any electrical issue, ensuring that your premises are safe from electrical hazards.
For any electrical repair, large or small, call us at 1-561-391-1048 Monday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sundays for any emergency.