The Importance of Hiring a Professional Electrician for Your Home Remodeling Electrical Needs
If you have plans of remodeling your home, the best time to do it is during the summer. One thing that you should never forget is planning what you will need from an electrical point of view.
It is important that a licensed electrician be hired to do all electrical work including electric wiring, rewiring, outlet installation especially in the areas where you use water like bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, etc. These areas need GFCI outlets or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. GFCI outlets are designed to give the circuit breaker in your home protection from shorting out. This type of outlet is important where water can be a potential hazard because it prevents the risk of electric shock. There is a localized circuit breaker for GFCI outlets and this is located right where there is a high risk of shock. This can prevent potential hazards like 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. Wirings can be safely installed and outlets all up to code if you hire the services of a professional electrician.
There are electrical considerations to make if you want to add a jetted tub to a new or existing bathroom. At least one dedicated 15 amp GFCI circuit is needed in this. Two GFCI circuits are required if a heater is also being installed. There should also be a solid no. 8 copper ground wire running from the motor to all metal that is associated with the tub. A professional electrician should be hired to install this for you if you want to comply with the code and if you want to have a safe installation. Installing a jetted tub gives additional load and a professional electrician ensures that the circuit breaker can handle this load.
You will be able to enhance the appearance of your home through recessed lighting. It is great to have recessed lighting since it is hidden in the ceiling and your line of sight is not blocked by a hanging light fixture. With these types of lights, you space will feel larger and more open. Only a person with knowledge of electric wirings will be able to install these types of lighting fixtures. 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.