Let’s start with the all important Safety Switch. A safety switch is a vital addition to your electrical power. It will protect equipment and householders from the dangers of electrical faults. A safety switch will activate when there is a fault or power surge by shutting down the power to the area of the home where the fault occurs. It will alert you to a problem and protect you from any possible harm. A very necessary installation for every building.
If you have an older home an electrician is qualified to assess whether the old wiring needs replacing. If original to the property, the wiring could be outdated and may need to be either partially or completely replaced. If you have recently purchased an older property it would be a good idea to have the electricals checked and a safety switch installed if there is not one already in place.
An electrician can replace existing lights of any kind, he can install additional lights and change your lighting plan and switches, install power points, security and garden lights and repair electrical damage caused by storms.
Some electricians may specialise in perhaps just one or two areas of electrical work. For example there are specialists in the field of security & alarm systems including, data cabling, home theatre and entertainment systems, heating and air conditioning or home automation, just to name a few. You may need the services of a specialist to install a generator if you live in a more rural area that could be prone to blackouts. For the many people who work from home, a specialist electrician can install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect your important documents and equipment from blackouts and surges.
It is illegal for anyone other than a licensed electrician to undertake any kind of electrical work. So if the job needed is anything more than changing a light bulb be sure to get a professional to do the work.
To find a licensed electrician in your area, use our home improvement directory.
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