We know that many homeowners can replace light switches, install ceiling fans as well as take care of basic wiring jobs. While this is an achievement for the do-it-yourselfers; if not done by an electrician, it’s a very risky task.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, the National Fire Protection Association has estimated an average of about 45,200 home fires that were caused either by electrical failure or malfunction between 2010 and 2014.
The home fires resulted in around 420 deaths, approximately 1,400 injuries and $1.4 billion worth of property damage annually.
Another important thing that you also need to know is that the wiring inside most homes is out-of-date. It’s not designed to power the ever-growing collection of electronic appliances that are being used today.
Hence, it makes sense to contact a local electrician to take care of any electrical issues that you face, even if it seems like a minor problem.