It is very important that you never attempt to perform electrical work in your home or business by yourself. Electricians go through rigorous training and continuing education to make sure electrical work is done safely and accurately. Electrical work performed improperly can cause severe harm to both life and property. Injuries caused by electrical accidents are too dangerous to make it worth the risk. There is also the risk of the repair not being up to code when you perform electrical work on your own. This could potentially be a huge problem down the road because faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the country. Be sure to hire a local, licensed and insured, electrician and keep the safety of you and your loved ones as the number one priority.