Just because the electrical infrastructure in your home is hidden behind the walls, it can be easy to overlook rewiring when planning renovations or remodels. This is a perfect time to make upgrades, since the project will probably involve opening up ceilings and walls. With regards to rewiring, be sure that you plan for your existing needs and what you may need in the future.
If you have an older home, it might not have proper grounding for the electrical outlets. Grounding is important for the prevention of electrocution – it channels the current into the ground, not through your body. So, while working on a rewiring job, the electrician can ground all the outlets. Moreover, power outlets in home offices, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas should be protected with an approved circuit breaker. This will shut off the current to an outlet if it detects an irregularity in the flow.
If lighting is part of your remodel, then you’ll also require ceiling rewiring. And, do you want to install outdoor lighting for visibility and safety? Lighting styles are many, from wall-mounted lights and chandeliers to flush and semi-flush mounts and recessed lighting. Each option offers unique aesthetic qualities. You might also want to consider installing lighting automation with programmable settings.
Remember, the secret to a successful remodel is to have a clear plan of action! At Lamm Electric, every technician on our team has many years of experience working on a wide spectrum of residential and commercial systems in the Charlotte area of NC. For prompt, reliable service, give us a call.