For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.
There are many electrical projects that you can perform on your own. Your local home improvement store has everything you need to complete any job that an electrical contractor can do. However, there are some things you should consider before deciding to do your own electrical work.
Why is it wise to hire a licensed electrician to perform your electrical work?
There are multiple reasons to allow an electrical contractor to do projects that you are tempted to do on your own. The most important reason is that electricity can kill you or your entire family, either through direct electrocution or in a house fire, if work is performed improperly.
A professional electrician is also aware of local building codes. If electrical work is done without adherence to building codes, the entire job must be redone in compliance with the regulations. If not, the house will not pass inspection if you decide to sell your home.
An electrical contractor will know specific components that are needed to perform a job correctly. For example, a regular electrical outlet cannot be used in potentially damp locations, such as bathrooms, basements, or outdoor locations.
Only a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet can be installed under these conditions. A GFCI outlet will shut down when it senses power fluctuations such as those caused by exposure to water. If a regular outlet were installed, electrocution could result.
Wiring is also an job best left to an electrical contractor. Using the correct gauge (thickness) of wire is very important, because installing substandard wire can lead to overheating and fire.
Installing lines of wire through existing walls can also be a daunting task. There are many obstructions that need to be circumvented before the wire can reach its destination.
An electrical contractor (such as one from A-Team Electric) will possess all the tools of the trade, and can buy expensive supplies such as wire in bulk quantities, which greatly reduces the cost of an electrical project. An average homeowner would need to purchase many specialized tools that they may never use again in order to complete a single job. In addition, a licensed electrician knows how to use the tools of the trade correctly.
In short, there are some simple home projects that are suitable for homeowners, but electrical projects are not among them. The risks associated with electrical work are too great, and the difficulties associated with advanced projects are just too burdensome for the average homeowner.