Considering an Electrician for Your Home Remodeling
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.
You should consider hiring a licensed electrician to do electric wiring, rewiring, or outlet installation work for you especially if you are changing electric outlets in location where water may be present like in your kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc. It is important that Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets or GFCI outlets are installed in these areas of your house. 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. There is a localized circuit breaker for GFCI outlets and this is located 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. A professional electrician can help you plan and install safe wiring and outlets that are up to code.
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. There should also be a solid no. 8 copper ground wire running from the motor to all metal that is associated with the tub. Installing this needs the expertise of a professional electrician to make sure that the wiring is done safely and up to code. 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. With recessed lighting, there is no longer any hanging light fixture because recessed lighting is hidden in the ceiling. Since there are no hanging fixtures, you will have a seemingly bigger and more open space. 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. 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. You can change the mood in a room with creative lighting.