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Four Home Electricity Projects You Can Do Yourself

Considering working on your home electricity may give you some anxiety. Working with the electricity in your home can be dangerous. There have been many people who have shocked themselves while working, but there are steps that you can take to ensure that you do not get shocked. There are several easy tasks in your home that you can do to make sure that your electricity is working great. Here are 4 projects that you can do by yourself from the experts at WesBell Inc.

1. Replacing Switches.

Often times, you will find that the switches in your home go out. This is generally due to normal wear and tear. To replace the switch, you will want to make sure that the power is off. You can do this at the circuit breaker. After you have done that, you will simply need to make sure that you have a voltage detector as well as the new switch and plate. You will simply need to take your time to ensure that the switch is installed perfectly. You can find tutorials online on how to replace the switches.

2. Improving or Replacing Light Fixtures

Over time you might get tired of your existing lights, or they may quit working. This is a great project that you can do yourself. If you want fixtures like track lighting, you may want to hire a professional, but if you are putting in standard lighting, there is no reason why you should not be able to do so. The installation process is similar to the process of replacing the switches. 

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3. Outlet Replacements

Outlets can go out, and they are super frustrating when they do. Instead of waiting for an electrician to come out to fix it, you can fix it yourself. You will find that you simply cut the power off, remove the outlet from the wall, check the power coming into the wall, and then reattach the outlet. This will not take you long, and your outlet will be fully functional in no time. This will help you to avoid waiting for a repair, and will save you money.

4. Organizing your Circuit Breaker

Go through your circuit breaker, and figure out what breaker goes to each area. You may have to turn some breakers off and back on to determine what part of the house they control. After you have mapped out the circuit breaker, label each breaker. This will help to save you time when you need to repair something. If you have an issue, and need to call out an electrician, they will appreciate the fact that the breakers are labeled.

These do it yourself projects are a great way to ensure that you do a little something with the electricity in your home. However, if you find yourself over your head, or you would prefer a professional to do it, call a licensed electrical contractor today that can help you to fix any issues that you have with your electrical system. 

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