Most people know they should call an electrician if a light switch or outlet has stopped functioning, but they aren’t aware of the other residential electrical services offered by licensed professionals.

A remodeling project or a home renovation can be much easier with the help of a professional. They will ensure that the building code is followed exactly, and can correct code problems in other portions of the house. This both increases the value of a home and protects it.

Fires are often started by faulty wiring or overloaded sockets; your electrician will always err on the side of caution and give advice on how to improve the safety of your home. One of the simplest additions is installing more smoke detectors. A home security system can be added that will call for help the instant it registers a problem.

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Updating your breaker panel is another good safety tip. Many people never think about the breaker panel, but it’s the hub for electricity in your home and should be kept updated. In the event of an overload or a short circuit, the breaker panel is what handles that so none of the circuits in your home are damaged.

When it comes to beautifying your home, residential electrical services have a lot to offer.

If you have a home theater system, they can keep the cords out of the way by running them through the walls, and you can have excellent worry-free surround sound without. Recessed lighting is great in home theater rooms, also.

Recessed lighting can take a drab room and make it modern and gorgeous. Any room in the home can benefit from it by removing visible cords, making breakable lamps unnecessary, and offering you the ability to adjust the level of light over a large area by using a dimmer switch.

Outside the home, landscape lighting and design can turn your yard into a real show-stopper by highlighting particular areas, illuminating pathways, and integrating with other functional design elements like a pool or spa. A garden party can continue on into the wee hours, thanks to landscape lighting.