Handling electrical problems yourself is generally ill-advised. The electrical current that runs in your walls can be deadly. As a rule of thumb, electrical wiring repairs should only be made by a professional who knows the science behind electricity and how to safely make the repair for you. However, specifically identifying your electrical problems and knowing when to call an electrician is a tricky task that every home owner faces from time to time.
You want your electrical problems to be handled by someone who can get you in good shape without burning your home down, but you don