The current economic downturn has inspired more homeowners to tackle do-it-yourself projects than ever before choosing not to pay for the services of a qualified individual.
Electrical work can be risky, and the majority of homeowners recognize that some electrical installations are riskier than others.
Homeowners do not have the training or experience needed to safely perform home electrical work, increasing the risk of immediate injuries and electrocutions and potentially introducing new dangers into the home.
Working with electricity requires thorough planning and extreme care to avoid costly mistake. A 2012 Leger survey identified that 56% of Canadians are concerned about poorly repaired or installed electrical wiring with 72% considering undertaking electrical work in the home to be somewhat to very hazardous. Understand and avoid the risks – use a qualified individual to do electrical work.