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The Perils of Do-It-Yourself: The Value of Good Practice 

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More and more landlords and homeowners may be tempted to perform some electrical work themselves as part of routine home maintenance as the cost of living in Scotland and the UK continues to rise, but did you know you may be required by law to have certain work performed by a licensed electrician? In order to help you understand why you should hire electrician northern beaches rather than bucking the DIY trend when performing electrical maintenance, we've compiled a list of reasons. 

Tools and Information 

Fully licensed electricians will have the necessary experience to arrive on time and prepared. First of all, if you can't accurately pinpoint the issue, you might end up using the wrong tools or testing equipment to safely isolate the electrical supply before performing your own electrical work. All of our electricians must complete four years of on-the-job training and attend college before taking our final integrated exam in order to be fully qualified. Using the incorrect tools or safety gear increases your chance of making a mistake or hurting yourself. A professional will have the appropriate equipment for the task and be able to quickly identify the problem. At Keith Gunn, we also employ testing tools to make sure that the wiring is placed safely and that no problems are visible after we have completed installations. Without testing your work, you risk leaving behind a potentially hazardous installation. 


On the surface, it may seem like a good idea to take action to save money right away, but doing so could compromise your safety and quality. You will save time, money, and potential problems by hiring professional electrician. In this instance, the adage “you get what you pay for” is true because hiring a professional has its advantages. They will complete the task correctly the first time, sparing you the additional expenditures associated with fixing any mistakes you could make if you attempt the task yourself. 

Calmness Of Mind 

When it comes to doing electrical work on your own, the “so far, so good” mentality can quickly land you in hot water. Errors in work can put your investment in the building at danger. Why not eliminate the stress of performing your own maintenance as it is less expensive than repair? One of the main advantages of employing specialists is that you can leave them to it with the assurance that the job they do will be dependable, long-lasting, and worry-free. 


Electricity can result in flames, explosions, severe injuries, or even fatalities. Liverpool Victoria Insurance estimates that 29% of people do their own electrical work. That is more than 18 million people who may be endangering their safety, the safety of their families, and the safety of their property. Almost one-fourth of these things will go wrong. People all throughout the country are taking an astonishing amount of danger. It simply isn't worth the risk to you and the people in your building. 


There are many home maintenance tasks that you may complete on your own with varying levels of skill, but electricity is not a task for novices. Using dependable and competent electricians will provide you a feeling of safety, security, and peace of mind. 


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