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Can I Perform DIY Electrical Work?

Are you thinking about tinkering around with your electrical wiring or fuse?

Sparc Electrical has one very important piece of advice for you: Never perform unlicensed electrical work!

Working on your electrical system without having professional training or taking the proper safety measures is not only extremely dangerously but also seriously irresponsible. All electrical systems represent significant risks if you do not possess the knowledge required and if you’re not a licensed electrician, you put your safety and your loved ones’ lives in danger.  Furthermore, many homes have old wiring and are especially risky.

By trusting a local electrician for your home on the Brisbane northside or Sunshine Coast, you are guaranteed that all electrical work will be performed by a licensed professional safely and up to standard. You can then rest easy knowing your family and your property is not in danger. If you need help, please contact the Master electricians at Sparc Electrical on 0404 213 806 or email today!


Why Hire a Licensed Electrician?

There are many important considerations to use a professional electrician for all electrical work around your home or business. There are 3 key reasons to always use a skilled and experienced electrician. Firstly the safety of your property, family or staff always takes precedence. Secondly, DIY electrical work will most likely void the insurance which protects your property and belongings. Finally, opposite to what most people think – do-it-yourself electrical work will definitely not save you money. In fact, having your mistakes repaired by professional electricians will probably cost more in the long run.

1. Decreases Electrical Safety

Everyone loves to DIY.  However, with electrical work, doing it yourself is a big no go. Safety needs to be a priority. Protecting your home, family and yourself is paramount. The sad reality is many homeowners or business people reckon they can save money by doing their own electrical work. Really, this is simply a recipe for disaster.

When you do your own electrical work, you risk fires, electrocution or worse. Defective electrical jobs are actually a time bomb waiting to explode at the worst possible time!

2. Voids Your Insurance

In the event of a fire or other electrical incident, your insurance will not cover all the damage if the insurer knows unlicensed electrical work was involved. When an insurance company uncovers you did electrical work yourself, they will deny any claims related to the project and not pay to fix any damage. You could possibly void your home and or contents insurance and be left destitute with nothing.

3. Increased Costs

Although DIY electrical projects may appear to be a good idea to reduce expenses, the opposite is the reality. Most likely, a seemingly easy fix will end up costing a lot more to repair because of incorrect work. Even things that look simple to repair such as flickering lights or a regularly tripping safety switch are actually quite tricky to remedy and require years of training and experience to do safely. Unqualified electrical work you do yourself will cost much more than you originally planned.

Electrical Laws in Queensland

In the sunshine state, the law is extremely black and white – it is 100% illegal to do your own electrical work unless you are a licensed electrician. WorkSafe Queensland defines electrical work as “the manufacturing, constructing, installing, testing, maintaining, repairing, altering, removing, or replacing of electrical equipment”. As you can see, all electrical work is out of bounds to the layman in QLD. Also, don’t forget there are steep penalties too with fines up to $600,000 for individuals and up to $3M for companies.

Call Sparc Electrical Today

When it comes to your domestic or commercial electrics, you can never be sure you’ve done the job right and up to Australian standards. When the inevitable does go wrong, your insurance will be out the window if they find evidence of illegal electrical work.

Therefore, it’s so important to call the professional electricians at Sparc Electrical and never DIY. By using our licensed, qualified and experienced tradies, you are guaranteed quality workmanship that exceeds all legal requirements. Operating 24 hours a day, Sparc Electrical services the north of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0404 213 806 or email anytime.