DIY electrical services: It’s not worth the risk.
Electrical repair work is dangerous. You should always hire a qualified electrician to complete any electrical service whether it be inspections, installations or repair work. Technicians spend years learning and perfecting the trade so that they can keep themselves safe on the job. Twin Electrics & Plumbing offer electrical services in Melbourne and teams of fully qualified, electricians to help you with any project or problem you encounter. Whether it be routine maintenance, a special project or an emergency situation, we have the electrician for you. 

What are Electrical Risks?

When undertaking electrical service work risks are in abundance, especially to the untrained eye. Some common hazards include:

Electrical shocks

Electric shock is probably the most well known electrical risk. These shocks can cause serious injury (such as burns or internal injuries) or even death. Electrical shocks can happen both directly and indirectly.

Burns

Explosions, arching and electrical fires can cause burns, leading to serious injury.

Toxic Gas

Burning or arcing associated with electrical faults can release gases and contaminants. These gases may be poisonous and can lead to illness or death.

Secondary Incidents

If you encounter an electrical risk due to faulty equipment or infrastructure, it can lead to other related incidents. These incidents could be: falls, muscle spasms, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, collapse and unconsciousness.

Kinds of Electrical Emergencies:

Many electrical emergencies can put you in danger. These include:

Fallen Powerlines 

Extreme weather can be a common cause of fallen powerlines. Fallen powerlines are extremely dangerous, turning the immediate area into an electrical hazard.

Power Outages

External issues such as storms, transformer failures and misuse by other users are common causes of power outages. Faults within the electrical system can also cause power outages.

Electrical Fires

If you notice brown staining or burning around your outlets, it could be a sign of a serious problem and can lead to electrical fires in your home. Causes of electrical fires can be: keeping flammable materials near electrical light sources such as lightbulbs, overloading the power outlet, faulty wiring, malfunctioning components, and broken appliances.

Other electrical emergencies can occur due to misuse of or faulty electrical appliances, faulty wiring, water damage, overloaded outlets, faulty circuit breakers and more. Electrical emergencies in or around your home should be dealt with by a local emergency electrician.

If you need assistance for any electrical emergency Twin Electrics & Plumbing can help. We handle electrical emergencies in Melbourne for both domestic and commercial clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Inadequate Electrical Services Causes Risk

On top of risking your safety, DIY electrical services can cause short-term and long-term issues for your property. Due to inexperience, you are unlikely to get it right on your first attempt, which can cause your problem to become far more substantial and complicated than it was at the outset. When it comes to selling your property down the track, DIY electrics can cause unnecessary obstacles. Even if you hide your DIY repairs behind walls, floors and roofs, a qualified electrician may inspect your property at sale time. Consequently, DIY work will likely fail to satisfy the criteria to pass inspection. In the same token, DIY repairs to electric motors are highly susceptible to faults and failed inspections. Obstacles such as these are entirely avoidable by using professional electrical services. Additionally, DIY electrical service can void your properties insurance policy, as unqualified or amateur workmanship nullifies your insurance agreement. 

Professional Electricians = Better Electrical Repairs

Commonly, when completing electrical services on their property, people focus on the immediate problem in front of them. Consequently, this oversight can mean that people miss the overarching issue causing their problems. Long-term, this may leave your home open to safety risks from inappropriate electrical services. Qualified electricians use their expertise to diagnose the underlying issues in your system to complete a more holistic repair. Professional electrical services will save you time and money while providing you with peace of mind that the problem has is fixed appropriately and safely.

A Licensed Electrician Ensures the Best Electrical Services

Licensed electricians have the best skills and training to handle electrical services. Likewise, due to a lack of training the average homeowner is not equipped to handle electrical repairs. Licensed electricians are, due to their years-long training. Furthermore, if a licensed electrician completes sub-par work, it can jeopardise their reputation and risk having their license revoked. No reliable and trustworthy electrician would risk this, meaning that you will have a carefully completed and high-quality service. Professional electrical services will save you money long term, ensuring there is a complete and correct job the first time.

While a DIY electrical service might seem like a good idea at first, you’re more than likely going to cause more damage long-term. Twin Electrics & Plumbing offer electrical services done. by qualified and fully insured electricians. Our services include lighting installation, air-conditioning services, solar panel system installation, electric motor services, electric hot water services, repair and maintenance services, emergency services and more. We cater to both domestic and commercial electrical needs. 

With over 40 years of experience in the Melbourne area, you can be sure Twin Electrics & Plumbing will provide you with expertise and reliability every time. Check out our Twin Electrics & Plumbing service areas.

You can rest easy, leaving all the hard work in our tradespeople’s trusty and fully capable hands. Reach us on (03) 9068 6429 for all your electrical service needs!

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