Electrical repairs that a handyman can do

Electrical Repairs that a handyman can do in Utah.

here are a few photos from what I have seen in electrical repairs.

A licensed handyman can handle quite a number of electrical repairs that you would think that you need an electrician for.

Things like replacing these items:

Light switches

Light fixtures

Bathroom fans

Ceiling fans


Dimmer switches

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or known as GFCI

Surge protectors

Motion detectors

Smoke detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Replacing kitchen appliances – dishwasher, range or stove, dryer.

For a water heater in Utah you will need a licensed plumber by state law, if you need a water heater replaced I do know a few plumbers that can get that done for you.

Having me repair or replace these items can save you a lot of money over a licensed electrician, leave these guys to rewire an addition or wire a new house.

These photos are some of the worst problems that I have seen so far this year.

very old outlet

Old worn out outlet

Replaced light switch with dimmer

New Light dimmer installed

This is not how you wire a light switch

Replacing light switches and repairing electrical wiring

Not a good solution at all when replacing an electrical box

This orange low voltage box is supposed to be used for things like speaker or cable tv wiring, not a place to hide the attempt to rewire the kitchen lights.

burned terminals

Wiring up commercial equipment like this can cause fires

These terminals are crimped wrong, the person used a pair of pliers and weakened the crimp, the correct tool tightens the crimp, of course the proper tool is over $100, I only have two or three of them for jobs just like this.

Electrical repairs that a handyman can do

Electrical repairs that a licensed handyman can do in Utah

Electrical Maintenance, this is not a good thing to find and is very dangerous

If you have wiring like this in your home, this is a really good time of year to get it fixed before your start needing the room heaters and holiday lighting that are going to really tax your electrical system to the max. Don’t ignore these problems they are very easy to repair now.