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6 Home Upgrades You’ll Need An Electrician For

Posted July 7, 2019 by Vicki Radford

At some point, every homeowner desires to undertake a renovation project in their home. While many people jump in and take the DIY approach, some improvements require the input of an expert to ensure they are done safely and correctly.  Most people prefer doing kitchen and bathroom renovations, and they overlook electrical upgrades. Here are some electrical home improvements to consider and you’ll need to consult a qualified electrician and not considered a DIY project.

Outdoor lighting

Adding more lights to your exterior may look like a simple feature, but it goes a long way in illuminating your pouch, yard and landscaping you have put in a lot of effort to perfect. Bring in an electrician to help you to set up the outdoor lighting. Hiring an expert not only saves you money but also the time by more than half. It also guarantees safely because the electricians are trained on using ladders and working near water outlets. 

Electrical panel upgrade

Your home’s electric panel is responsible for housing the circuit breakers. When you want to install a major household appliance, you might be required to install a new electrical panel to expand its capacity. You might also be necessary to upgrade the panel when planning on building an extra addition to your house. Either way, the services that expert electricians offer are necessary. A slight error during the upgrade can cause havoc in the power system. It can go as far as making the power to go out for the whole house or even result in severe damage to the electrical wiring.

Adding GFCI outlets

If there are electrical outlets near the plumbing system, it might pose looming trouble of injury, electric shock or even death to those who are nearby. The outlets are often found in the kitchen, bathroom, basement and exterior of the house. You shouldn’t take chances when it comes to your family’s health. Instead, consider asking the level 2 authorised electrician to install an underground fault circuit interrupter. Such an outlet will shut off automatically when they detect that current is flowing in the unintended or wrong path.

Install more outlets

Although outlets seem like a simple feature in homes, they require a professional for their installation. The task requires cutting through walls and running the wiring around. Without proper installation knowledge and experience, you can easily mess up the job and harm yourself. That is why you should solicit an electrician to do the installation.

New wiring installation

With the DIY guidelines that are trending online, it is common to find homeowners who attempt wiring installation without the guidance of an expert. However, you should understand that electrical wiring work should be left to qualified individuals. Doing otherwise might put you in danger of electrocution or even fatalities.

Ceiling fan installation

Residential wiring is dynamic. That is why your home’s wiring may require an upgrade, especially if you had it installed several years ago. Removing the old fan will expose a host of wiring connections that pose an imminent danger to any unqualified individual attempting to fix it. Electricians are experts that understand how best to complete home remodelling projects. In case you suspect an issue in your electrical wiring system, consult an electrician right away.

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