A residential electrician is one who installs and maintains the electrical systems and lines in your home. They also do troubleshooting and repairs. When working as a residential electrician they may also be involved with the planning of the electrical designs in new homes. Having their input is valuable when determining the correct placement of lighting fixtures, ventilation systems, heating and air conditioning, and electrical outlets. For new homes under construction, they may help to initiate the establishment of temporary power systems. The electrician may also advise on the installation of different residential electrical systems and circuit breaker boxes.
When constructing a new home or rewiring an older home the residential electrician will handle the installation of the electrical systems and wiring. They are the ones who will be responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all municipal codes. They will employ wiring protection measures and running conduit. An important part of being a residential and commercial electrician is having the ability to read and follow blueprints. By being able to do this it will ensure that the architect’s plans are implemented correctly in new home construction. A residential electrician will make sure that the power is safely and correctly distributed from the power source to the main circuit breaker and is running throughout the house correctly.
In addition to the installation of the electrical systems and wiring, residential electricians are the ones that a homeowner will call when their electrical system is not working correctly. Once the problem is figured out the electrician will repair, update, or replace with the homeowners permission. For example, if the new appliance you purchased operates on two hundred volts but do not have the correct outlet where you need to put the new appliance you would call an electrician to do the job. The electrician will run the new wire and connect it to the circuit breaker box so you can use the outlet.
Another problem that a residential electrician can take of is a circuit breaker that continually trips. This means that when you plug something in it trips the circuit breaker to turn off. The residential electrician would come to your home to troubleshoot the problem. It could be faulty wiring or a faulty circuit breaker. Once the cause is found then the electrician will replace the wiring or the circuit breaker box.
Make sure before you hire a residential or commercial electrician that they are certified, have the right training, bonded, and licensed. Hiring an electrician from a reputable electric services company will ensure this.
Source by Avisha Jain