November 18, 2021
Spending more time than usual at home over the past two years led many to engage in remodeling projects of varying degrees. The extra time coupled with actually making use of spaces day in and day out pointed out potential improvements to homeowners across the country. Depending on available budgets, the upgrades and changes often led to a need for electrical rewiring. Whether it was rearranging a kitchen layout or simply hanging that new flatscreen TV, many upgrades often involve a need for electricity. If not a trained professional, these types of tasks can often be more problematic than many others.
The most popular pandemic home improvement projects ranged from kitchens to bathrooms and everything in between. However, attempting to navigate the electrical wiring of your home should always be left to the experts. There are a variety of different risks associated with attempting to rewire or redirect wiring in and around a home. As many owners will want to improve their electrical system along with the design of a room, these actions from a novice should be avoided due to the risk involved.
Any time wiring is exposed or being moved there is the risk of electric shock. Even if you are confident the power source is off, safety should always be a primary factor during the home improvement process. In addition, depending on when your home was built, there could be unknown wires still holding a current or other potential situations that may cause an individual to be shocked.
Building code regulations are always evolving and the presence of ground may not have been required when the home was constructed. If not, switching the wiring without adding this feature could be both a coding violation and an unfortunate issue for property owners.
Fire is another inherent risk when dealing with electricity so steps need to be taken to create the safest possible environment. From the remodeling construction phase to a finished product, ensuring that any fire risk remains low is critical.
At some point during the remodeling phase, exposed wiring is likely to appear. When this occurs, knowing exactly how to handle the situation and where they should be relocated in the project can be important steps to not only keep your project moving forward but also avoid unnecessary delays.
Depending on the load being placed on certain circuits within your home, the breakers may need to be replaced. If you are adding additional outlets or changing the location of appliances, then checking to ensure the same breakers can protect your remodeled layout will be key to successful project completion.
If you need help setting up or navigating any of the electrical components in your home during remodeling or not, give the Luxray Electric and Solar experts a call today. In addition to providing answers to any of your questions, they can also take care of multiple other issues associated with the power grid of your home. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas for over 15 years, our clients have an extensive history of being supported and helped for a variety of different electrical needs. If you have questions about your services, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on whatever your needs may be very soon!