Can You Replace Electrical Wiring Without an Electrician?


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While home and property owners can carry out small repairs on their own, those inexperienced with electrical construction should not attempt to replace electrical wiring without the assistance of a trained electrician. Electrical wiring that is improperly installed or fails to meet building and construction codes can create serious problems.

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Homeowners may be able to replace a switch or light fixture with a few simple tools and a basic understanding of electrical construction. However, faulty wiring caused by inexperienced or unqualified workers can damage the fittings, fixtures and cables as well as lead to increased risk of an electrical fire.

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