If you are ever questioning whether to call an electrician or attempt the job yourself, it is usually a safe bet that you should call an electrician. Any kind of job that is even remotely outside of your comfort zone could prove to be hazardous and lead to electrocution or an improperly completed job, which can cause hazards later on. Although YouTube is a great resource for DIY home projects, electricity is not something that should be played around with. Do not attempt a project you have not been trained to do. Other instances in which you should call an electrician include:
Light bulbs must be replaced from time to time. A common problem you could experience is dim or flickering bulbs. Turn off the power to the bulb and replace it with one you know is working properly. If the problem persists, there may be an issue with the socket or the wiring and it is best to have an electrician take a look at the problem.
A common problem that can occur is circuit breaker tripping. If you find that power to certain parts of your home is constantly being shut off and requires you to use the circuit breaker to turn it back on, the line could be overloaded. Having too many appliances or electrical devices on one circuit can be too much for the line to handle and will cause the breaker to trip. To avoid this, try placing devices on a different circuit or unplugging appliances before turning a different appliance on. If you continue to have problems, you may have an issue with the circuit or one of your electrical devices. It may be best to call an electrician to diagnose the problem further.