Overview of Residential Electricians

The market for buying, renting, and renovating homes, hotels, office buildings, and even more personal properties has grown and broadened exponentially.  This is equally true of the commercial electricians who are actively engaged in hotel renovation. But this article will focus on an overview of residential electricians; their jobs, responsibilities and tasks.

But there is more to consider than the overall aesthetic of a residential property. More than the intricacies of interior design, tenants, buyers, and investors look for updated electrical components and modern appliances. Owners and renters look to electricians to keep their properties up to date and functioning well. And as the industry of electrical work has expanded, technicians have become more specialized.

With the same intensive, reliable training as any other kind, a residential electrician specifically will, as the job title implies, take care of the aforementioned hotels, houses, office buildings, vacation homes, condominiums, etc. Since the average person is not well versed in situations involving messy wiring and complicated electrical components, we luckily have residential electricians with the right skillset to turn to when we need a little bit of help.

This kind of technician will look after and help you maintain your residential properties. But, what exactly is it that they do? Well, a general job description for a residential electrician is as follows: he or she will identify electrical problems or issues, resolve these issues, keep the clients informed with updates, and offer advice on how to avoid future problems to the property owners. That sums up the job itself fairly well, but there is a wide range of electrical problems for which an electrician must be trained to be capable of handling and rectifying.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Generic Repairs — Generic repairs include mainly appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers, as well as other simple components like doorbells, lights, etc.
  • Wiring Repairs — Wire repair services include the cleaning of corroded cables, laying and repairing underground wiring, waterproofing wiring, rewiring, etc.
  • Outlet Repairs — Sometimes outlets are too tight, too loose, or just do not work at all. A residential electrician can fix this problem for you.
  • Troubleshooting — A technician will use his or her knowledge of electrical components to identify the source of issues. When you should call in an electrician to do some troubleshooting: lights are continuously flickering, circuit breakers are constantly tripping, fuses are shorting regularly, outlets or receptacles do not work entirely or at all, appliances are being defective, etc.
  • Inspections — An inspection conducted by a certified electrician will confirm whether or not there are potential or already existing hazards inside the property.
  • Solar Panels — Have you already made the switch to solar energy? If your panels are in need of repair, an electrician is ready to take on the task.

Along with diagnoses and repairs, a residential electrician should be able to do installations and be able to update existing structures/components, such as…

  • Ceiling Fans — Ceiling fans can be controlled via switch, chain, remote, etc. Talk to your electrician about which method (or methods) you would like to be available to you.
  • Light Fixtures
  • Light Switches
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Doorbells
  • Solar Panels
  • Generators
  • Wiring — Older houses (usually thirty years or more since construction) tend to have outdated wiring, incapable of handling modern electrical loads. Contact a residential electrician to have your wiring updated!
  • And even more!

Consult a residential electrician for any electrical problems you have with your home, condo, etc. Your property is sure to be in good hands!