Injury Risk a Reality with DIY Electrical Work

While there are some electrical projects you may feel are within your capabilities to do yourself, we cannot stress enough that doing electrical work yourself without the proper knowledge or training can be dangerous. In addition to making sure all electrical systems and devices in your Phoenix home are in good working order, our electricians also want to keep you safe.

DIY can be very valuable. It can help homeowners save money and learn new skills. But, without the proper knowledge, it’s a bad idea. When it involves dangerous electrical current, please never attempt to do your own electrical work if you are not qualified to do so!

Dangerous Electrical DIY

Electricity is highly volatile, and the electrical current running through your home is enough to do harm when not handled properly. Shoddy DIY electrical work can do more harm than good to your appliances and devices; while there are plenty of “how-to” videos and tutorials on the Internet, they rarely give all the information you need to safely and accurately perform the task.

Doing your own electrical work can increase the risk of fire to your home or business. Of the estimated 360,900 residential structure fires that occur in the U.S. each year, the top cause is errors and mistakes concerning the electrical work.

Electricians go through extensive training in order to become licensed in Arizona, as well as most of the country. We are trained to safely handle electrical systems and devices – please take advantage of our specialized knowledge and training to protect yourself, your family, and your home.

Injuries Related to DIY Electrical Work

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are approximately 400 electrocutions every year. While the term electrocution refers to death by electrical shock, it is commonly used to describe damaging electrical shocks which result in injury, which are a risk when you perform DIY electrical work. Significant electrical burns may also occur when electricity is not handled safely during a DIY project. Fatality is another real risk you face when you choose to tackle electrical work without the knowledge and skill to do so.

Please don’t attempt DIY electrical work at your Phoenix home or business if you are not skilled in doing so! Mister Sparky will be happy to assist you – we provide quality electrical work at affordable prices! Our licensed electricians have the knowledge and training necessary to perform your job safely and accurately. Protect yourself and your belongings by turning to the pros when it’s time for your next electrical project.