The Importance of Hiring a Professional Electrician for Your Home Remodeling Electrical Needs
If there is any good time to remodel your home, it is during the hot summer months. It is important that the electrical aspects of home remodeling also be given consideration.
Consider the areas in your home where water may be present, like your kitchen bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc, then if you are going to wire, rewire, or install outlets on these areas, then you should consider hiring a licensed electrician to do the work for you. These areas need GFCI outlets or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. Protecting your circuit breaker from shorting out is possible only with GFCI outlets installed in these locations. To prevent the risk of electric shock in places where water is a hazard, then this type of outlet should be installed. To prevent electric shock, the GFCI outlet has a localized circuit breaker right where there is a high risk of shock. This is the only way that you can prevent potential hazards including injury from electric shock, electric fires, and other dangers. If you have a chain of outlets, the first of these should be a GFCI outlet. If you hire a professional electrician you are assured that your wirings are safely installed and all your outlets are up to code.
If you want to add a jetted tub to a new or existing bathroom, your should keep in mind some electrical considerations. You will need at least one dedicated 15 amp GFCI circuit. Two GFCI circuits are required if a heater is also being installed. From the motor to all metal that is associated with the tub, a solid no. 8 copper ground wiring should run. If you want to make sure that the wiring is done safely and up to code, then you need to hire the expertise of a professional electrician to install this for you. Installing a jetted tub gives additional load and a professional electrician ensures that the circuit breaker can handle this load.
Recessed lighting can be installed in your home to upgrade its appearance. With recessed lighting, there is no longer any hanging light fixture because recessed lighting is hidden in the ceiling. With these types of lights, you space will feel larger and more open. However, you need knowledge of electrical wiring to be able to install these lights. This is the reason why you need to consult a professional electrician to make sure the lighting is installed and wired properly. Your existing light fixtures can be replaced with recessed alternatives or you can add new recessed lighting to brighten specific areas or accent important design elements. You can change the mood in a room with creative lighting.