Electricians perform the most difficult tasks under dangerous conditions but don’t get the credit they deserve. Here are some of the common myths about electricians that are just not true. We’ve jotted down a few here.
Myth 1 : Any person can do what electricians can do
Many people have the misconception that they can repair electronics, outlets and electronic fixtures by themselves. While it is true that almost anyone can conduct minor repairs, the more extensive work needs expertise and knowledge. Only an electrician possesses sufficient know-how to perform the complex calculation required during the complicated repairs.
Myth 2 : General contractors can do what electrical contractors can do
Anyone engaged in construction projects knows that a general contractor cannot perform the duties of an electrician. However, those not that knowledgeable feel that hiring a general contractor and hiring an electrician is the same thing. While it is true that general contractors have a working understanding of how electrical systems work, they do not possess the expertise or range of knowledge about electronic systems that an electrician does.
Myth 3 : Electricians can work under risky conditions
This misconception is based on some truth. In the past, electricians did not have the technology available today to protect them. Most of the electrical accidents or fatalities reported, occur to homeowners or other members of the family. Electricians have extensive training in handling electrical work, which is why they take proper precaution against such incidents. Specialized gear, such as rubber gloves and boots also ensure insulation from current sources.
Myth 4 : Electricians destroy your walls
During the rewiring process, electricians may need to peer inside your walls to check the wiring there. However, it is rarely as extensive as you may think. The make-up of your home’s wall also determines the amount of damage that it may sustain during the rewiring procedure. Hiring an experienced electrical contractor minimizes the risk of damage to walls and home interiors.
Although widely misunderstood, electricians possess considerable know-how about all aspects of an electrical system, don’t they?