A functioning electrical system is essential to most modern conveniences, but electrical work can be complicated and carries a level of danger, so it’s always best to consult a licensed, professional electrician if a repair, upgrade, or installation is necessary. Depending on the age of your home, your electrical panel will be equipped with either circuit breakers or fuses. This service panel is where you can shut off electricity to the home in an emergency, reset a circuit breaker, or replace a blown fuse.
Outlets equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) technology are now required on all new outlets on the exterior of a structure; in bathrooms, garages, and basements; and within six feet of a kitchen sink. A GFCI outlet will detect an electrical short and interrupt the circuit before any problems arise. GFCI outlet and circuit installation is just one of the many tasks an electrician can complete. If your home contains older electrical wiring, an electrician can determine if it needs to be replaced to satisfy code requirements. Contact a Best Pick listed below for more information.