There are some do it yourself projects that can be accomplished by a homeowner, but electrical work is not one of those projects. Electrical work is very technical, and if you do not have the training required, you could end up causing a lot of damage to your home. In fact, there are well over 5,000 house fires caused by electrical malfunctions each year. These fires are estimated to have caused approximately 40 deaths and over 100 other injuries. You do not want to become a statistic. Here are some instances when you want to hire an electrician.
If you just closed on an older home it is not a bad idea to have an electrician come and look at your electrical through the home. You no doubt had an inspection completed before you closed on the house, but there is a good possibility that the inspector may have missed something. A good electrician will be able to come into the home and look over everything very precisely. After closing on a home, an electrician can very important, and it becomes even more important if the home is very old at all.
If you have been experiencing reoccurring and isolated power outages, there is something wrong with the electrical in your home. If there is a power outage and the entire neighborhood experiences the power outage, then you may not have anything to worry about. However, if you are experiencing isolated power outages then call an electrician right away. There are numerous reasons that your home can experience a power outage such as; rodents chewing on wires, malfunctioning breaker box, or even cut power lines. No matter where the problem is originating from a well trained electrician will be able to find it, isolate it, and then fix the problem.
After A Remodel
The contractor that does your remodel will no doubt be a very good contractor, but no matter how good they are you may want to have an electrician come and look at the electrical work in your home. If there has been any modification to your electrical, the electrician should look at it. This is true even if another professional electrician performed the additions. You do not want to leave electrical work up to chance. By having another electrician look at any additional electrical work in your home you are playing it safe.