Why you should only use a Qualified Electrician
Electricity is potentially dangerous. It can kill…..either directly through electric shock or indirectly through fires that can be caused by electrical faults. These fires also result in the loss of property.
Electricity demands respect.
Electricity has become a part of our everyday lives, we take it for granted. We also tend to take electrical safety for granted too, because thankfully most of us are fortunate enough to never experience the potential negative side of electricity.
Fortunately electricity has been around for quite a while now, long enough for clever people to be aware of what is required in order to make electricity usage safe in our homes, but this knowledge needs to be learned and passed on to others in order to ensure that electrical installations remain safe.
To become a Qualified Registered Electrician in South Africa takes years of both theory and practical training.
There are literally hundreds of different safety rules and regulations that need to be learned, there is so much more to becoming a Qualified Electrician than just simply knowing how to use a screw driver and connect wires together. Untrained DIY’ers will be unaware of most of these safety regulations.
Electrical rules and regulations also change from time to time and Electricians need to keep up to date with these changes.
While you might be lucky and get away with DIY electrical work in the short term you will one day want to sell your home and then you are going to require an Electrical Compliance Certificate. This will require that your electrical installation be inspected by a Qualified Registered Electrician and much of that DIY wiring may have to be rectified possibly at greater expense than it would have cost to do it properly in the first place.
Not to mention the fact that you may have lived with a potentially hazardous electrical installation for all that time.
When it comes to Electrical work there is one simple rule, when in doubt, call a Qualified Electrician.