Construction electrician: a valuable resource for home renovations

February 5, 2014

If you’re making any kind of improvements to your home, a construction electrician will help you make sure the wiring is done safely.

Construction electrician: a valuable resource for home renovations
  • Are you working on your home?
  • Building an extension?
  • Renovating?

Whatever you may have going on, it’s important to consult a construction electrician if it involves any kind of rewiring or installation of new lighting.

He or she will be able to answer all your questions and power your dreams past the idea stage. A construction electrician will make sure that what you’re doing doesn’t put your family at risk of a house fire or blackouts.

Do your homework

You can probably already envision yourself in your new kitchen, preparing a thousand and one succulent dishes for your entire family.

The cabinets you wanted, an expansive new countertop, and all new appliances at your fingertips—the convenience is going to make you glad you did it. But don’t forget all those gadgets need to be installed in just the right places, with power outlets close to hand.

  • Go around your home with your construction electrician and give him or her a copy of the blueprints for your project.
  • Try to picture your future needs.
  • If, for instance, you plan on putting in an electric garage-door opener, why not have the construction electrician take care of that immediately?

Stay ahead of the curve

Construction electricians stay current (pun intended) with new technology and safety standards.

  • Take a fuse box, for example. The fuse boxes used in the '60s are no longer being used today.
  • To make sure you stay current in your home wiring, have your construction electrician install a new circuit breaker.
  • Not only are the materials better than those used in the past, they are safer for your family and your home.

Creating smarter homes

  • If you’re dreaming of adding a heated floor, a pool, or a hot tub, you’ll want to leave those types of projects in the capable hands of a construction electrician.

Expert advice is worth its weight in gold. What’s more, his or her expertise will allow you to explore an avenue you may not have considered previously: home automation.

Home automation is revolutionizing the world of home construction.

  • The "smart" home can be controlled from one single point in the house.
  • Lighting, sound systems, heating, and even home entertainment can be controlled from a single panel, either from inside the house or remotely, by Internet.

Don’t fool around with electricity

Unless you're are a construction electrician, do not attempt to take on electrical work in your home.

  • Put your trust in the people who have the expertise necessary to do the job right.
  • Remember that even if your brother-in-law thinks connecting wires is simple, inexperience and electricity make for a deadly combination.
  • Don’t take chances—call a construction electrician immediately.

*Not only is it dangerous, it may even be illegal in some provinces, such as Québec, to do your own electrical wiring. The solution: consider hiring a master electrician.

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