Electrical and Plumbing, What can I do?

The safety of your family is always very important to you. So when you decide to do some DIY electrical and plumbing work, it's more about what you can't do than what you can. The law is black and white when it comes to working on the electrical and plumbing in your home. Beyond changing a light bulb or a tap washer, you will most likely need a relevant licensed contractor to do the job, if in doubt you should call a relevant contractor for advice. 
We have all spent time in DIY stores looking at the array of electrical and plumbing goodies available but don't be fooled.  You don't need a licensed to purchase them, but you will most likely need to be licensed to install most of them. The first thing to accept is that there is a real danger of a major accident or death if you are not qualified to install these items. Even qualified and experienced contractors have bad accidents. Even if you get the job done, there's no guarantee that you have done it right. You could be in for a nasty surprise later on. On top of that, the fines for illegal work are huge and your insurance company will not pay out if there’s evidence of illegal electrical or plumbing work. 
You should always do a license check to verify the contractor's license number and that the license is current. You also want to double-check that the type of work to be carried out is permitted under their specific license. You can generally find out where to do this on the website of the licensing authority. 
For more information on the laws read or blog Contractors: what are their licensing requirements? 
Running your intentions by your local authority first is probably the best thing to do before attempting any DIY projects in your home. The bottom line is that many homeowners will choose to ignore the risks and perform the work themselves that could be illegal in order to save a few dollars. Looking at renovation forums reveal the DIY disasters that have occurred as a result of homeowners doing it themselves.


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