Working with electricity is serious business. If you’re not experienced with it, you shouldn’t even try to do something that involves working with wires or electrical components. Instead, you should hire an electrician Carmel expert to work on projects like the following ones for optimal safety and efficiency.

Breaker Box Repairs
If something goes wrong in your breaker box, the best thing to do is to leave it alone and call a professional to come work on it. The only thing you should ever really do in your breaker box is to reset a tripped breaker. Anything that involves messing with the lugs or the terminals requires the services of a professional because they always have electrical current running through them. Even if you have the main power shut off, there could still be some energy that can shock you. The shock could be enough to cause injury or even fatality.

Weatherhead Repairs
You may have never heard of the term “weatherhead,” which is one reason why you shouldn’t even try to work on it. This is the service mast of your electrical system. It’s the pole or structure outside of your home that contains all of the wires that help supply power to your home. Regardless of the type of repair it needs, you should never even think about touching this. There can be hundreds of amps surging through the structure at any given time and it could cause serious injury or even fatality if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Appliance Repairs
Many amateur electricians think that they can repair their major appliances without hiring an electrician Carmel professional to help. They think as long as they unplug the appliance, it’s safe to work on. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The capacitor often has stored electricity that helps when the appliance needs to start up. Some of the major appliances, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, have capacitors which still hold energy until it’s actually discharged. It’s safer and easier to simply hire a professional to do the job instead of taking the risk of getting a strong volt of energy running through your body.

Electric Cars
Working on electrical components in cars should always be left to a professional. If you have an electric or hybrid car, an electrician who understands these vehicles may be your best option in some cases. These cars can be complicated, but they can also be dangerous if you try to work on them yourself. You might even do damage that could be costly to repair. Leave the job to an expert to ensure safety and peace of mind.

 

The professionals at Burtner Electric, Inc. are ready to take on any electrical project that you have around your home or business. They have been a leader in the electrical repair industry for more than 25 years.

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