A residential electrician is a professional who handles all the electrical work and needs in a home setting. They will also handle repairs and troubleshooting work. In the course of executing their duties, they also engage in duties like the planning of the electrical designs in new homes. You need their services when it comes to the correct placement of lighting fixtures, ventilation systems, heating and air conditioning, and electrical outlets. They will also see to it that there is a temporary power supply in the construction of a new house. They also offer consultancy services during the installation of different residential electrical systems and circuit breaker boxes.
During the construction of a new home or rewiring of an older home, the residential electrician will handle the installation of the electrical systems and wiring. They are also in charge of ensuring all the municipal codes are strictly adhered to in such work. They will see to it that the right wiring protection measures and running conduits are in place. These residential electricians also know how to read and follow blueprints. This is who they shall manage to put in place all electrical fixtures as the architect intended them to be. They will also ensure that the power coming into a house does so safely, through a circuit breaker that shall allow its flow through the house.
Apart from ensuring there is a perfectly working and balanced electrical system, they shall be who you turn to in case this system starts to malfunction. They will do the investigation of the issue, then offer to repair, replace or upgrade affected components, with your permission. If for example you have recently acquired an appliance that has a higher power rating than what your current outlets can provide, you will have to call them in to do the upgrading or replacement work for you. Such a change is delicate, and has to be done by a qualified person.
You will also need their services if your circuit breaker keeps failing all the time. You will know there is an issue when there are no consumption changes in your house but the system keeps going off. They shall come and look at what the cause could be. There are a number of common causes, like a faulty breaker or faulty wiring. They shall then come in to establish the correct reasons and offer a solution.
You need to check the certification of any residential electrician you are about to hire. It is important to also check their insurance and bonding.