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. With this type of outlet, the circuit breaker in your home will not be prone to shorting out. It will also help prevent the risk of electric shock in an area where water can be a potential hazard. To prevent electric shock, the GFCI outlet has a localized circuit breaker right where there is a high risk of shock. Potential hazards like injury from electric shock, electric fires, and other dangers are prevented by this installation design. 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. The requirement for this jetted tub is at least one 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. He also needs to ensure that your circuit breaker can handle the additional load of installing a jetted tub.
You can also update your home’s appearance with recessed lighting. Recessed lights are hidden in the ceiling so that your line of sight is not interrupted by a hanging light fixture. With recessed lighting, you space will look bigger and more open since there are no lighting fixtures blocking your view. However, you need knowledge of electrical wiring to be able to install these lights. A professional is the only one who is qualified to install and wire your recessed lighting fixtures. Whatever lighting fixtures you have right now can all be replaced by recessed lighting or you can install new recessed lighting in order to brighten some parts of your home or enhance design elements in your home. The mood of a room can greatly changed with creative lighting.