When it comes time to do some electrical work in your home, it's important to know what you're doing-especially if you're not a licensed electrician. While there are some basic things that just about anyone can do, like changing a lightbulb or fixing a fuse box, more complicated projects should be left to the pros. If you're not sure whether or not you should tackle a project yourself then it is important that you get help from a qualified electrician.
The handyman was able to solve the homeowner's request by replacing their old two-prong outlets with Romex wiring, but he failed in solving any underlying problems caused due to the ungrounded knob and tube wires. The lack of a ground wire means you're risking safety for your home. And cloth insulation around the wiring is deteriorating because of it's age,
Anytime you're dealing with electricity, it's important to be extra careful and know exactly what you're doing. Even if a project seems simple, like changing a lightbulb or replacing an outlet, it's always best to err on the side of caution and get help from a professional. Unqualified repairs often cause more serious problems than they resolve. This is especially true if your home is older and may have outdated or unsafe wiring. If you're not sure whether or not you should tackle a project yourself, give GEN 3 Electric & HVAC a call. Our team of licensed electricians will be happy to take a look and let you know what needs to be done to make sure your home is safe and up to code.