Scherer Electric Blog: Archive for July, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Handyman and an Electrician?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

You need electrical work done. Maybe it’s time to upgrade your old outlets to GFCI ones. Or you’re having trouble with the electrical panel’s circuit breakers tripping all the time. You might be looking to have whole-house surge protection installed. There are hundreds of different electrical repair, replacement, and installation jobs your home may require. Who do you hire to do them?

  • A local handyman who’s a jack-of-trades and works for cheap.
  • A professional electrician.

The correct answer is the electrician. Every time, without exceptions! It’s not just an issue of getting the job done correctly and on time, it’s a matter of safety in your home and staying up to electrical codes.

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Upgrade to GFCI Outlets in Your Home

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Many vintage homes in Western New York have outdated electrical systems with fuse boxes and two-pronged, non-grounded outlets. For any home with this type of electrical technology, we strongly recommend calling for our electrical services in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas. Our electricians can make vital upgrades to grounded outlets and a new electrical panel that uses reliable and convenient breakers while also matching the higher electrical demands of a modern household.

If you already have a breaker panel and grounded outlets, there may be another important electrical retrofit for you to schedule: replacing a number of key outlets with GFCI outlets. This dramatically improves electrical safety in homes—and it’s a basic job our professional electricians can have done in a short time.

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