So, you have some electrical needs, and people have been emphasizing how you need to search for a level 2 electrician in Sutherland. But, as is tradition in this country, you have a stubborn, DIY attitude when it comes to most things. If you don’t know how to do it, especially now, you’ll just get on the Internet and learn how to do it, and then get it done.
Normally, that’s a fantastic attitude. You will save money, and you will take more pride in what you have done, as well as enriching yourself. This sort of DIY attitude is part of what makes our country great, and why we have a long and bright future ahead of us as long as the entire world isn’t destroyed.
I regret to inform you, though, that messing with electricity is an exception to this rule! Electricity is extremely dangerous, but you already knew that. However, it’s not just the risk of getting zapped, that’s actually the least risk you can run, especially if you have enough sense to shut off the power to the line you’re working on.
Fires and ozone and carbon monoxide, oh my!
Fires and poisoning from these noxious gases happened all the time when electricity was first widely-placed in residential areas. Following the attitude that I cited earlier, these were DIY projects, and the instructions weren’t fantastic, and most people kind of half-way did it. This resulted in shorts and poor insulation if any on the wires, a lack of grounding and so on.
Lots of homes burned down, lots of people were suffocated or died in fires, this was a constant threat in the early Edwardian period, and this can still happen in spite of how much safer our modern electrical components are.
The government is watching…
Here’s the other end of this. Let’s say that you learn to do this to the same level of confidence and competence of a level 2 electrician in Sutherland. Unless you are licensed, that wiring will be considered illegal and not to code, simply because it doesn’t have a service tag on it. The first time an inspector sees an unlicensed piece of wiring, they will demand that it be replaced by pretty much the same exact work done by a professional, costing you more money and frustration in the long run.
How do I find a good electrician near me?
I won’t be pedantic and talk you through a Google search, as it’s pretty obvious that that’s where you start. It’s more about boiling down your criteria from there. I highly recommend going with an electrician that does both commercial and residential work, as there’s pretty much nothing makes not seen, and they will do even their residential work at the higher standard needed for commercial stuff.
Apart from that, don’t pay too much attention to negative customer feedback, unless it’s something severe. People tend to be spiteful on the Internet, and thrive on being negative. Positive feedback, however, is extremely informative, given how lazy people are about bothering to give such positive feedback.