Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Many homeowners are perfectly capable of doing certain types of electrical work in their own home, but they should always be aware of their limitations. Sometimes it is best to leave the situation up to a professional electrician.

Installing dimmer switches and replacing an old ceiling light with a new ceiling fan are simple enough projects that someone without years of experience should be able to pull off safely. However, when it comes to extending existing electrical circuits or adding new ones, an expert electrician is almost always needed. If not, the homeowner could find themselves in either one of two positions: dying from electrical shock or dying from fire. 

As a safety reminder, whenever you do attempt a do it yourself electrical project, always remember to turn off the electricity. Also, if you feel in the slightest that the project is over your head, call an electrician for help. It is always better to be safe than sorry in this situation. 

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