The majority of electrical works require you to have trade knowledge, as well as being able to follow trade regulations. This is applicable in most states, as well as in some other countries as well. There is no denying that the majority of men (and women) in the states occasionally spend time in their basement trying to figure out electrical wirings, and attempting to do everything on their own.
While it may not seem like a big deal for most of us, may be a little bit ill-advised. It doesn’t necessarily mean that if you can fix most electric circuits at home and make them work, you can do this all over again. The statement speaks for itself – if you don’t have trade knowledge on how wirings, circuits and breakers work, it is not safe for you to work on these, no matter how many times you’ve done these.
There has been a report from Angie’s List member sharing that just like many others, he also finds himself spending time in the basement working on a couple of electrical additions. Every year, the said member starts to add new lighting and power to each woodworking machine, and added these on the same circuit. After adding new power every time, one machine starts to lose power. It’s a good thing that Hank, (the member) immediately called a professional electrician to go and check the problem themselves.
According to the electrician, the reason why the machine won’t start is because of the burned-out break they found in Hank’s wiring. This is often the problem with DIY wirings, as well as overloaded circuit breakers. Because of what they found out, Hank has decided to spend $1000 to remove all of the DIY wirings that he did over the past year, and have it replaced with electrical wiring that has met the standards of the state code.
Many homes end up in flames because of faulty cables, and this is a result of DIY wirings that homeowners may have done over the past few years they have stayed in their homes. While many would think that doing all the electrical circuits and wirings on their own will help them save money, it is the other way around. Just look at Hank’s situation. He spent more than $1000 to have everything removed and replaced, but isn’t it worth the money, considering that your house and ENTIRE family is safe?
Many electricians say that homeowners should be more extra cautious when it comes to dealing with their home’s electrical systems. It’s better to call a professional and shed some extra dollars, rather than put everything that you’ve worked hard for into complete waste.
Have you had your electric circuits and breakers checked? No matter how small the issue may be, if you feel like there are some issues with your wirings, don’t attempt and fix it yourself. Call your electrician as soon as possible. It is also important that you have your lines checked at least once a year to make sure that everything is still in its proper place.