Considering an Electrician for Your Home Remodeling
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.
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. 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. 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. You will need at least one dedicated 15 amp GFCI circuit. You need two GFCI circuits if you are installing a heater also. You need a solid no.8 copper ground wiring 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.
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 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. This is the reason why you need to consult a professional electrician to make sure the lighting is installed and wired properly. Your existing lighting fixtures can be replaced with recessed lighting and you can also install new ones to brighten up a particular area of your home or to emphasize a great design element of your home. If you really want to improve the mood of your rooms, you should consider putting creative lighting.