OK so it’s the weekend and if you’ve been following this DIY electrical advice correctly, then your family have probably been locked outside for some time whilst you follow this and really, lets be honest, don’t understand it.
Not only that, you aren’t equipped. You don’t have equipment to properly test.
You aren’t covered by any sort of insurance, and faults which could quite easily damage your property (over 10,000 electrical fires every year in UK) would be your own liability. One look at the recent storylines in the UK soap operas highlights the truth that DIY work is NOT covered by your building insurance.
I’m not saying this to try and dissuade you, it’s simply the truth. If you want all that risk and worry then that is fine. Personally, I don’t attempt DIY plumbing work. If my pipes leak, I call a plumber. I’ll be honest, I can join a pipe together, but I’m no expert, I don’t want to flood the house and IF the house were to flood, I want my building insurance to cover it.
I USED to save money here and there and do DIY work at home but then it dawned on me. It takes me loads longer and the worry of it going wrong or whatever just isn’t worth it.
What is important, what does matter, is time with your loved ones. Worry free time. So if you want some DIY electrical advice, have you ever stopped to think:
So you can ‘wing it’, make do with incorrect equipment, risk your life completing the work, risk fire afterwards, risk your building insurance not paying out, risk your loved ones if certain faults go uncovered.
You can use a registered electrician. They can complete the works. You will get a certificate, their liability insurance will cover the works and best still, you know it has been done right. You can better spend the time with your family. If you would like anymore information about this, just search online for the campaign by the NICEIC called #banthebravado – relating to a shocking (pun intended!) number of men specifically, who were willing to undertake DIY electrical work compared to woman.
It is often seen as ‘the man thing to do’, but that attitude often leads to trouble with sometimes serious consequences. Many do not even seek any DIY electrical advice and just attempt to crack on as it seems easy to wire a plug
If you happen to decide that it’s not for you after all, and you are in the Wakefield, Ossett, Morley or surrounding area then give me a call and one thing we can do is remove some of that worry and free up some of your time. Bet you didn’t expect an electrician to be doing that did you?