Ever get that sinking feeling when you plug something in and nothing happens? You jiggle the cord, shake the appliance, but nothing happens. Maybe you unplug it…and sparks shoot out.

We know how you feel. This could be normal wear of your electrical system and only minor repairs to fix it, or there could be some major issues in your home. To show just how complicated some electrical work can get, we found these examples:

If watching explosions provides motivation, check out these electrical disaster videos.

It’s best to leave electrical wiring to qualified professionals, as this home wiring job demonstrates.

Here’s another jumbled electrical mess.

Although we laugh, electrical hazards pose serious risks. Take this terrible tragedy, the result of an overloaded extension cord.

With the holidays around the corner, here are a few decoration wiring fails.

Electrical snafus can happen to anyone, which is why it’s important to rely on professionals for repair and maintenance. Mister Sparky® of Clearwater service team is licensed to deal with just this type of issue. We have 24/7 service and know that your piece of mind is important. Electricity is a very powerful tool in our lives and stray voltage can be dangerous. It is not worth messing around with or waiting for someone to fit you in their schedule.