Introduction When it comes to lighting repairs, many homeowners prefer the DIY route to save money and time. While some lighting issues can be fixed without professional help, it’s important to know when you should call an electrician. In this article, we will guide you through common lighting problems, provide step-by-step instructions for simple repairs, and highlight the warning signs …Read More »
Tag Archives: DIY Electrical Repairs
# DIY Electrical Repairs
While small electrical repairs around the home like replacing switches or outlets may seem straightforward, it’s generally not recommended for homeowners without proper training and equipment to perform major electrical work. Working with live wiring or improper installation poses risks of fire, electrocution or faulty work. Instead, licenced electricians have the skills and certifications to safely diagnose electrical problems. They understand wiring codes and best practices. For minor fixes, homeowners should turn power off at the main breaker, verify wires are dead before touching them, and use licensed electrician-recommended parts. But in any case with advanced or unknown issues, it’s always best to consult a professional for major repairs or renovations involving electrical panels, knob and tube wiring, subpanels or further inspections. DIY can endanger yourself and others if not done correctly.