The Importance of Using a Qualified Electrician

Back to Learning Centre

When something goes wrong in the home, our natural reaction is often to try and fix it ourselves. Of course, this can also include electrical issues, as having a functional and safe electrical system is critical for our comfort, convenience, and safety. But should you work with your electrical wiring yourself?

Aside from the risks and dangers associated with electrical work, there are lots of advantages to using a qualified electrician as opposed to trying to do the job yourself.

A qualified electrician keeps your family safe

The most important reason for using a qualified electrician is safety.
If you don’t have a lot of experience with electrical installations or repairs, there is a high likelihood that you won’t fully understand the risks that come with this type of work.
Exposed wires or contact with water cause electric shocks or electrical fires, which can cause serious injuries or worse.

Doing electrical work yourself just isn’t worth the risk. A qualified electrician will go through intensive training in not only how to do the job, but on how to do it with a safety-first approach. We follow strict processes to minimise risk at all times. This helps to keep you and your loved ones safe and prevents huge issues further down the line.

A qualified electrician has years of expertise and experience


If you decide to try and tackle electrical projects on your own, you will need to do a lot of research. This will take a lot of time, and you need to make sure the advice you are following is credible.
In the majority of cases, YouTube tutorials just aren’t going to cut it. A qualified electrician, on the other hand, has the expertise to assess the most efficient and effective way to get the job done.
Equipment is another important consideration. What do you currently own, and what will you need to rent or buy to get your job or repairs completed?

A qualified electrician will already own the required equipment and have an in-depth understanding of how to use it. This saves you not only time, money, and space in your garage!

A qualified electrician is bound by regulations

A qualified electrician is not only fully up to scratch on how to do the job most safely and effectively, but they will also have a deep understanding of specific regulations and codes.

These regulations are designed to keep you safe and ensure that your electrical installations are fully functional and completed to a high standard.

A qualified electrician gets the job done on time

You might be tempted to complete your domestic electrical work yourself as you get to control when the work is done, rather than fitting into someone else’s schedule.

But do you have a real idea of how long the work is going to take?

Can you fit in complex electrical installations, fixes, or rewiring jobs with all of your other responsibilities? Electricity isn’t something you can go without for long in your home, and if a job takes longer than you anticipated, you might be tempted to rush.

This is when mistakes can be made – it’s better to use a qualified electrician to complete all of your at-home electrical work.

A qualified electrician gets the job done right

Oftentimes with electrical repairs, you might think you know the source of this
issue – but you might have a different problem entirely.

A qualified electrician will be able to spot things that you can’t and do a thorough job that minimises the need for future repairs. There will be a larger upfront investment, but it will pay off as your electrical system will last much longer.

It’s really hard to gauge if you’re doing the job right when you’re doing it yourself.

Sometimes, you can cause significant damage to electrical components, such as overheating or circuit breakdowns. Avoid expensive repairs or replacements by using a qualified electrician in the first place.


Hopefully, this blog has helped you understand the importance of using a qualified electrician for electrical work in your home. While you may want to do your research and the work yourself to save money, using a qualified electrician will ensure that the job is done right, major problems are diagnosed and solved, and that your home is safe for you and your family.

At Lumen Electrical, we are fully committed to professionalism and delivering the highest standard of service. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do –we want to be your trusted partner for all your electrical needs.


If you would like to find out more about our domestic electrical work, get in touch.

Leave a Reply