Ever since its advent, electricity has been an integral part of our lives. Many of our household activities are reliant on electricity. You wake up in the morning and brew your coffee with an electrical coffee maker. You then check your emails on your laptop that you charge with electricity. Afterward, you turn on the television to watch the news. What makes it all happen? With electricity. The lighting, the wi-fi, the fridge, and pretty much anything that you can think of needs electricity to work. One power outage or a short circuit and you would lose access to all or part of these utilities. That’s when electricians come in. Electricians are the uncaped superheroes who are behind the installation, maintenance, and repair of everything that brings our homes to life and brightens it up.
What Is an Electrician?
Electricians are specialized tradespeople who handle the A-to-Z of everything that pertains to electricity. Although the term is specific, there are several types of electricians, each of which has its own work environment. Construction electricians, for example, work in factories and plants whereas commercial electricians apply their skills in public structures. Our focus, however, is on residential electricians (also known as domestic or home electricians).
Electricians are also categorized in terms of expertise and scope of work. When you have an unexpected power outage, you would probably call an emergency electrician. These types of technicians are skilled in diagnosing the issue and conducting (pun intended) immediate electrical repairs. A master electrician is the one who usually oversees the electrical wiring installation at a construction site.