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It's alive!  Electricity has the ability to bring things to life, but it can also be very harmful if not done right.  Most folks don't understand electrical wiring, circuit breakers, grounding, and other electric elements that professional electricians work on daily.  Their expertise is needed if you want to do most types of electric repairs or installing items that have electrical wiring. 

Home items like ceiling fans, wall lights, recessed lighting, appliances, home theatres, and other electrical components are all items that electricians can provide professional help with.  If you need to hire a professional electrician, you can use our real reviews and customer ratings to find the right pro for you or quickly find electricians near you to get matched quickly with 3 pros ready to help.

If you want to know more about electricy, you can use our help guide here to learn about electrical wiring, get questions to ask an electrician, or cost to rewire a house, plus so much more.

Light switches without switch plate
Electrical Troubleshooting
Terms like watt, amp, volt and GFCI can be confusing to the average homeowner or renter, but they're important to know and understand.
When your basement floods, make sure to turn off the electricity before wading through the water. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Lisa C. of Etherton, Ill.)
Common Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersElectrical Troubleshooting
A plumber explains how to avoid electric shock when dealing with excess water in your home.
closet lighting
Lamps & LightingLightingCloset
Choose the best light fixture to brighten your closet.
Recessed Lighting in Bathroom
Kitchen LightingLamps & LightingLED Lights
Installing recessed lighting may look like a tempting and inexpensive DIY project, but it might be better to have a professional’s help.
Dining area and kitchen with beautiful hanging lights (Photo by PC Photography / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images)
Kitchen LightingLamps & LightingHousehold Electricity
The typical cost to install a light fixture is $151 to $894