When to Hire an Electrician
If you’re handy around the house, it makes sense to want to save a few bucks doing minor repairs and upgrades. However, when it comes to electrical work, it’s always better to let a pro handle it because of the dangers of electricity.
Here are the most common household electrical repairs that trained professionals should do.
Rewiring a home is a complex job, and many things can go wrong. Failing to wire your home correctly can result in shocks, short circuits, and electrical fires.
Replacing or Upgrading Electrical Panels
Replacing or upgrading an electrical panel requires a professional not only for your safety but also for avoiding any electrical code violations you may run into if you try doing it yourself.
If you want to install a light fixture in a place where one doesn’t exist, you need a professional because it requires determining where the existing wiring is, how to make it work with the new fixture, and the experience to do it safely.
Sure, you could watch DIY YouTube videos that will walk you through most electrical repairs and installations, but it’s too easy to get in over your head or make a mistake that could be disastrous. For safety’s sake, call one of our certified electricians for all of your household electrical work.
Electrical Outlet Upgrade Service
You probably don’t ever think about your home’s electrical outlets unless there’s a problem. However, outlets wear out like everything else in your home, and there are some telltale signs that it’s time to consider upgrading.
If you have a home built before the 1960s, chances are, you have outdated two-pronged outlets, which are dangerous because they’re not grounded.
Many homes built in the 1950s through the 1970s have aluminum wiring, which can degrade over time and pose a fire hazard.
Lastly, if you don’t have GFCI outlets in places where water and electricity are in close proximity, everyone in your family is at risk of shock or electrocution.
Today’s homes use more power than they did in the past, and that means you need more outlets in your home to accommodate everything from desktop computers to HD TVs to game consoles and smartphones.
And speaking of electronics, many of our devices require USB charging. If you’re running out of outlets to plug your bulky charging bricks into, upgrading to USB outlets will solve that problem and give you more charging stations throughout the house.
Call one of our expert electricians today to inspect the outlet situation in your home and suggest what upgrade options are available.
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