If you’ve been following along with our blogs for any amount of time, you know that there are a number of things around the house that are commonly billed as “Do It Yourself” weekend projects that anyone can handle, but often end up being a bit more difficult than promised. Sure, there are a few things that the average homeowner can tackle on his or her own without the help of a residential electrician, but in today’s blog, we take a look at a handful of projects for your home where it’s best to call in a pro.
3 Projects to Call a Residential Electrician For
DIY articles often start with a phrase like, “if you’re handy enough, you too can fix this simple problem yourself.” In reality though, things aren’t always as simple as a YouTube video makes them look. That’s why for these projects, it’s best to leave things to a pro, especially if you have no prior experience.
Changing Out Outlets
If your home is equipped with two-prong outlets, it’s in desperate need of something newer (and it’s probably not a bad idea to call in a residential electrician to have them go over the wiring in your entire home to be safe). Three-prong, grounded outlets and GFCI outlets are designed to keep your home safer, so if you’re not using them, contact a pro and let them get to work.
Double Tapped Circuits
Did you know that double tapped circuit breakers are an incredibly common issue in a number of homes? Whether whoever originally wired the home did it to save time or money, there’s good news. It’s also one of the easiest electrical problems to fix in an average home. If your home’s circuit breaker is double tapped, it’s likely to be a simple and inexpensive fix that will keep your home safe.
One additional bonus of fixing this problem is that should you ever sell your home, an inspector is likely to tell you it needs fixed anyway, so get ahead of the problem now and save yourself some time later.
You know that coffee maker that trips the circuit every time you plug it in? It could be a sign that it’s time for a new coffee maker, but it could also be a sign of a larger issue. If your circuit breaker is constantly tripping, there’s a good chance that you need to call in a pro to look things over. Don’t automatically assume that it’s going to cost an arm and a leg, because each issue is different.
The Residential Electricians You Can Trust
No matter what electrical issue you have in your home, the pros at Delta Electrical are here to help. When you need a residential electrician to change your outlets, fix an issue with double tapping, check on your circuit breaker, or anything else, we’re here for you. Having an issue in your home? Don’t hesitate to contact us today to get the help you need! We look forward to hearing from you.