Why should you avoid DIY electrical work?

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Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. We work with companies and businesses, across a variety of industries, throughout the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical solutions. So why should you consider working with our team, and why¬†should you avoid DIY electrical work?

Why should you avoid DIY electrical work?

There are a number of reasons why you should not carry out your own electrical work. These include:

  • A number of highly dangerous risks- DIY electrical work can be highly dangerous and comes with a large number of risks. These include electrical fires and electrical shocks which are not only a threat to you and your employees, but to your building and property as well. For any commercial or industrial business, this is not something you should be considering. In addition, working with electricals and cables often means working in unusual positions and spaces like working at height. This increases the personal risk to you and your wellbeing, as well as to others.
  • The law- any company or business has a legal obligation to ensure that the electrical installations and conditions are safe for members of the public, and for staff. Hiring a professional electrical team for any electrical issues therefore is essential to keep your property safe, and meet legal requirements.
  • The best possible solutions- completing your own electrical work, without the proper qualifications or training is not conducive to securing the best possible electrical solutions for your company or business. It may mean that issues are not noticed, which could cause a problem or risk in the future, and it also means that you may not know how to resolve some unforeseen issues safely. Working with a professional with a high level of expertise and knowledge can result in the best possible solutions every time.

For your electrical work, stay safe and contact a professional team like us here at Walker Electrical. For more information or advice, or for professional support, electrical installation, maintenance or repair, get in touch with the team today.