Since your electrical work is concealed behind your home’s walls, they are easy to miss while planning a renovation.
But now is your opportunity to fix any electrical repairs and make any upgrades.
Electrical Upgrades To Consider During a Home Renovation
Too Few Outlets
Most likely, your family has grown throughout the years. This also means that your need for more electrical power and outlets have grown as well.
If you find yourself needing multiple power strips and extension cords for everyday tasks, then updating your electrical outlets is a good consideration. A professional will help you decide where to include extra outlets in your renovation.
No GFCIs Installed
GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) are designed to turn the electricity off if the plugged-in item comes in contact with moisture. These safety devices are absolutely necessary for kitchen and bathrooms, even though there’s a high chance they’re missing.
Check in with your electrician before your remodel begins — it may be required to have GFCI installed due to your local building code.
Power Upgrade Needed
Outdated panels have limitations on available space to add circuits. They also simply stop working and need to be changed.
To increase the capacity of your panels, an electrical upgrade is needed. Besides, with all the new appliances that will be installed in your home during your renovation, you will want to have a sufficient amount of power available to use them.
If you are thinking about remodeling your home and want help from an electrician, call Dean’s! Our licensed and insured electricians can handle electrical repairs, breakers, panels, switches and outlets, and home re-wiring. Dean’s Electric is the trusted name for all your electrical needs!
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