Why DIY isn’t an option for electrical work

As professional electricians Derbyshire clients rate highly, we have seen a lot of DIY work that people have tried to complete. Saving money will always be something people try to do. The truth is that when it comes to electricity, this can lead to repairs more costly than the original job. Q-Energy is happy to come and help you with any and all jobs, whether it is repairs or an original project.

Health & Safety

While you may be confident with your skills, there’s a reason licensed electricians exist. Professionals undergo extensive training for all aspects in the industry, including health & safety measures. Another important danger is the possibility of powerful electric shocks and fires. There is no reason to risk your life when professionals can help.

Qualifications And Training

There is a wealth of knowledge available to the general public on the internet, but not all of it is reliable. While DIY videos may seem helpful, most of the sources aren’t reputable. At Q-Energy, all our team members have the relevant qualification to complete a range of different work.

Most people are unaware of what a residual current device, or RCD, is. Using one of these can save your life. It will cut off the power in the event of an electrical fault caused by a DIY blunder. Do you know if there is one installed in your building? A good quality cable detector is also necessary. This prevents you from accidentally drilling, nailing or screwing things into hidden cables.

Q-Energy electricians carry professional equipment to use on the jobs we complete. This allows us to be fast and efficient every time. Beyond that we have the knowledge and training to maximise safety.

Choosing an electrician is the best choice you can make, but ensure that you don’t base your decision on the cheapest quote you’re given. Research allows you to find out whether the provider has relevant qualifications. Look for things like registration with professional bodies too.

As members of NICEC and the Electrical Contractors’ Association, all the work we carry out is to the highest standards. We are the electricians Derbyshire depends on, completing work across the entire area and beyond. Get in touch with us today to discuss what we can do for you.