A residential electrician is specialized in the provision of installation and maintenance services for electrical systems and lines in your home. They are also in charge of the repair and troubleshooting work in the house. They are also called in when there is new house under construction, to draw up a map of its electrical systems. They are thus the right people to leave the work of correct placement of lighting fixtures, ventilation systems, heating and air conditioning, and electrical outlets. They will also see to it that there is a temporary power supply in the construction of a new house. You also need to call them in when there is need to look into the installation of different electrical systems and circuit breaker boxes.
During the construction of a new home or rewiring of an older home, the residential electrician will handle the installation of the electrical systems and wiring. They are also in charge of ensuring all the municipal codes are strictly adhered to in such work. They will make sure there are proper wiring protection measures and running conduit. They are also skilled at reading and following blueprints. This ensures that their work does not contradict or clash with the plans an architect had with the house being constructed. They will also ensure that the power coming into a house does so safely, through a circuit breaker that shall allow its flow through the house.
Apart from ensuring there is a perfectly working and balanced electrical system, they shall be who you turn to in case this system starts to malfunction. This entails them coming in to check and see what the problem is, and what caused it, then asking for your permission to repair, replace or upgrade it, as needed. If for example you have recently acquired an appliance that has a higher power rating than what your current outlets can provide, you will have to call them in to do the upgrading or replacement work for you. You only leave a professional in charge of such work.
They are also the people you will turn if you have a circuit breaker that keeps tripping all the time. You will know there is an issue when there are no consumption changes in your house but the system keeps going off. They will thus come in to troubleshoot the problem. There are a number of common causes, like a faulty breaker or faulty wiring. They shall then come in to establish the correct reasons and offer a solution.
You need to look at their certification when you hire them. It is important to also check their insurance and bonding.