When to Call an Electrician
1. If you have been advised by some impartial 3rd party to call an electrician, do not attempt it yourself.
2. If the job requires expensive additional tools that you probably will never use again, call the electrician, even if you believe you are capable of doing the repairs.
3. If it is not visible without having to do some intrusive work first, call an electrician. This would also insure that if something should go wrong, someone else will bear the cost to get it fixed.
Before you even attempt any electrical repairs, make sure you have the proper protective gear (eyewear, footwear, etc.). It is pointless to learn how to do an electrical repair job if you are not around afterwards to enjoy it! Follow your instincts – they are right most of the time.