Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes

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Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes

When I bought an old house because I fell in love with the charm, I was completely unprepared for some of the issues that come along with homes of that age. One of the biggest surprises to me was the electrical issues I experienced. Everything from having to unplug everything in the kitchen to use a compressor in the garage to tripped breakers from a single air conditioner left me frustrated and confused. I called an electrician and learned a lot during his inspection. If you are thinking about buying an old house, this blog is for you. I hope that my knowledge and first-hand experience can help you avoid some of the disasters that I faced.


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3 Big Reasons Why You Should Become An Electrician

Have you ever wanted to have a high paying job? Do you feel like you're not cut out for university studies and so you'll be stuck working retail forever? Although getting a degree can be a great way to get an awesome career, it's not the only way. Graduating from a trade school and getting a job as something like an electrician can be a great way to get exactly what you're wanting. But if you're still not sure, here are some of the best reasons why you might want to at least take a closer look:

Fast completion: Unlike university degrees that can take years to obtain, you can finish most trade school courses in a year or less. Instead of having to put your life on hold while you study, you'll be able to get to work in practically no time at all. Due to the speed at which you are able to graduate, you can even start looking at electrical jobs in your area right now to see what might catch your fancy. Once you're halfway through, you may even be able to start putting out applications with your expected completion date so that you can start working as soon as you've graduated.

High demand: In part because college is pushed so heavily to many people, there is a definite lack of people going to trade schools in many areas. This results in a lot of electrical jobs being posted but going unfilled. With so many jobs out there and a lack of people to fill them, you'll be able to get a job just about anywhere you want to move. If you want to stay where you are, that's fine. But the high demand is near-universal so you do have the option of moving somewhere else if you want to.

Competitive pay: The high demand and the lack of workers to fill electrical jobs means that salaries can be many times what you'd be getting if you were working at minimum wage. Sometimes it'll only be twice as much, but depending on the local market, you could be looking at earning three or four times the minimum wage. Combined with the low cost of attending a trade school, you can be free of debt in practically no time at all. This will allow you to set aside money for other things, such as electronics or annual vacations.