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5 Safety Tips For DIY Electric Projects

5 Safety Tips For DIY Electric Projects

on Oct 31, 2013 in Electrical Contractor, Electrical sevices, Florescent Lighting, Home Lighing Repair, Home Lighting, Induction Lighting, Latest News, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Servces, Lighting Services Vancouver, Outdoor Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Sign Maintenance, Sign Service, Signs

5 Safety Tips For DIY Electric Projects

5 Safety Tips For DIY Electric Projects

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Are you one of those people who like to do everything themselves? Be it plumbing, carpentry, painting or electrical works, do you often dive in to handle the project without any external help? Well, most of the people are keen of performing DIY household projects however, when it comes to electrical works, extreme care should be taken in order to avoid any possible mishaps. Experts recommend keeping the following points in mind while doing DIY electrical works:

  1. Time Is The Key: Always allow plenty of time to complete the electrical projects. Make it clear that the electrical contractors are experts in the field. So, do not compare yourself with them. If you have seen an electrician replacing a circuit breaker in ten minutes, you should allow yourself atleast twenty minutes for the same project.
  1. Make Sure You Have Turned The Power Off: Do not ever touch the wires without shutting the power off at the circuit breaker board. Qualified electrical contractors use a pocket tester to confirm that there is no current in the wires. You should also keep this handy tool in your electrical box and start work only after you have tested with it.
  1. Keep A Backup Illumination Source: Obviously, you do not want to work in blind darkness if accidently the power shuts off. Arrange some backup light source such as a flashlight, torch, candle etc. and keep it with you during work.
  1. Be Clear About What Conducts And What Does Not: Electric current can prove to be lethal, so always make sure that you are in contact with some non-conductor like dry wooden floor, rubber shoes, rubber mat etc. Remember that concrete floor, especially damp concrete floor conducts electricity so never touch the wires while standing bare foot on such floor.
  1. Do Not Use Both Hands: Many homes do not have breaker panels, instead they use fuse panels. In case of removing a fuse, do not use both hands. Electrical

contractors are trained to use one hand in such situations because using both hands provides an easy path to the electricity for flowing though your heart.

DIY is a great way of saving money as well as getting inner satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. However, safety should always come first. So, next time if you plan to do an electrical project yourself, be sure to keep these tips in mind.