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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Electrical Work

Congratulations! To have bought a home in this economic climate is really an achievement to be proud of, so first of all, we’d like to say well done. Secondly, we want to personally welcome you to the neighborhood and reassure you that our team is always available to start new partnerships with residential customers throughout the area. You don’t even have to read the rest of this blog if you have an electrical concern, you can just call our team and we’ll be there to help!

However, as a new homeowner who now has a lot of electrical concerns to consider, we do recommend you read this blog. We’ll talk about what type of electrical work you can do yourself, and what is going to require a professional electrician in Algonquin, IL.

We’ll leave you with a hint: if you’re trying to save money in the long run and keep your home safe, then professional service is always a good choice.

Don’t Touch Anything You’re Not Sure About

When we’re talking about electrical work in your house, it’s important to approach it with one thing in mind: safety first. From professionals to amateur electricians, they all need to consider their own personal safety before embarking on any electrical work. If you see exposed wires, plugs, switches, or circuits, then we heavily advise you to not touch anything unless you’re absolutely sure of what it does or if it’s live. Even if there might be a slight chance that a wire could be live or broken, you should do yourself a favor and call for a professional second opinion. This is the best way to avoid injury and a fire hazard in your home.

Bundle Your Electrical Work Together

Here’s a fun tip for electrical improvements—before you call a professional electrician, take a thorough look through the whole house. You can even pay for a home inspection to get a closer look at a lot of the wires, switches, and appliances in your house. Then, once you’ve got an idea of all the electrical work you’ll need done, call our team and get an estimate. Doing all of this work in one go is a lot easier than constantly calling for electrical help throughout the years!

Remove Old Wiring With the Help of a Professional

How old is your home? If it’s in our area, there’s a good chance it could be over a hundred years old and filled with old knob and tube wiring. This means that your first important goal as a new homeowner should be updating and improving your existing home electrical system.

While you’re removing old wiring systems, you should think about if your home’s outlets are grounded. You can usually tell if outlets are grounded by the fact that they’ve got three prongs instead of just two. Don’t try circumnavigating this problem with adapters that turn two-pronged outlets into three-pronged ones; instead work with a professional electrician to have your home’s energy system grounded. This will protect your appliances and your home’s electrical grid from power surges.

It’s time to call Gold Shield Services Inc for your home electrical work. Quality & Integrity.

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