Don't ever try and do this kind of work yourself or have a friend or family member to do the work for you. Even though they may think that they can do this kind of job, They are not a skilled professional electrician and could still get hurt if it is not done properly. Some people can manage to do simple work such as installing a light fixture. But they even have to be careful doing this, and make sure that all of the wires are connected properly with the light fixture.
If you do any small jobs like this in your home it is good to have a skilled professional come out and inspect your work for any mistakes you have made. And make sure everything works well. If you are handy at doing these small jobs you have to watch out because you can still overload a circuit without knowing it, just by adding new light fixtures. This is also true about installing new wall outlets, they can also overload a circuit.
Sometimes when electrical components are first installed during construction, there may have been a faulty problem with the work. And if you add a new light fixture or wall outlet this will just aggravate the problem making it worse then before. This could cause you to damage the new fixture or even an appliance. And in worse cases this could start a fire in your home. A professional electrician is trained to understand and look at the your whole electrical layout. And then will know exactly what you will need and how they can do the job.
We have to be very smart about knowing exactly when we need to hire an electrician. Don't ever do a job just because you think you can do it. Especially when it comes to the electricity in your home. Electricity is dangerous and has to be dealt with the safest way possible. We do not want to put our family and home in jeopardy just to save a money. We need to know when to step back and let someone else come in that is a skilled professional to do the job safely. Call around for a free estimate and price quote. Then compare them to get the best deal. You should be able to find a electrician that you will want to hire to do the job for you. And feel better knowing that the job will be done the right way.