A residential electrician is a professional who handles all the electrical work and needs in a home setting. They are also in charge of the repair and troubleshooting work in the house. They will also participate in the planning of a new house in terms of the electrical systems to be installed in it. You need their services when it comes to the correct placement of lighting fixtures, ventilation systems, heating and air conditioning, and electrical outlets. When a new house is still under construction, they will help set up temporary power systems. They also offer consultancy services during the installation of different residential electrical systems and circuit breaker boxes.
When it comes to the construction of a new home, or a home renovation exercise, these professionals will be in charge of the installation of the electrical systems and wiring. They will do their work in a manner that leaves all of it in compliance with the municipal codes. 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 ensures that their work does not contradict or clash with the plans an architect had with the house being constructed. They are also in charge of how the power in the house shall come in, first through the main circuit breaker, then distributed all over the house where needed.
They shall on top of ensuring that the electrical system is working well and balanced see to it that they offer solutions when this system starts exhibiting signs that are not supposed to be there. This entails them coming in to check and see what the problem is, and what caused it, then asking for your permission to repair, replace or upgrade it, as needed. 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 work is not open to just anyone out there.
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 many reason for such an occurrence, such as a faulty circuit breaker of faulty wiring. When they know what the cause is, they will replace the wiring or the circuit breaker box.
You need to check the certification of any residential electrician you are about to hire. You need to confirm if they are bonded and insured.