About Remodels and Renovations
Renovating any building involves much more than structural changes. Plumbing, electricity, and interior design are all important elements for you to consider. If you want to get the electrical system right the first time, let us be a part of your remodeling team.
Renovation often involves work on an older building, and there are some safety concerns that go along with the wiring in older buildings:
- Houses built before 1950 may have substandard, outdated wiring that poses a fire danger. The practice at the time was to insulate the wiring with cloth. Over time, the cloth deteriorates and falls away, leaving exposed wires that can arc in the interior of your walls and start a fire. Such wiring systems need replacement and renovation is an excellent time to tackle this task.
- During the 1960’s and 70’s, there was a trend of rewiring houses with aluminum wiring which is also a serious fire hazard. Take a stand for the safety of you and your family by replacing any aluminum wiring during a renovation.
- If your renovation involves an increased demand for electricity, you will almost certainly need an upgrade to your electrical panel. Renovations that include a new appliance or any significant increase in electricity such as added square footage are cases where a more powerful electrical panel is absolutely necessary.
- When adding circuits to your system, it’s important to evaluate the present load on your electrical system. Overloading your electrical system could result in frequently tripped circuit breakers.
If you’re about to embark on a new remodel or complete renovation, give us a call so that we can help you plan the wiring and help to determine any potential upgrades that will be needed to your electrical system. We’ll come up with a plan that fits in conveniently with your building schedule. The Electric Connection has been helping Los Angeles homeowners successfully upgrade the electrical in their homes for the future with dependable and efficient service, every time.
Remodels and Renovations FAQs
If you are planning a large remodel for your home, now is the perfect time to take a look at your electrical system. You can upgrade your electrical system at the same time to save time and money. You may also be able to fix serious issues that have been plaguing your home such as outdated or hazardous wiring.
If you are adding more appliances to your home you should definitely update the electrical. The more energy your home uses, the greater the strain on your electrical system.
This depends on what you are planning on remodeling. You should review your current wiring as well as your wiring needs. Older homes will require more upgrades than newer homes. Make sure to inspect all things affected by your home wiring such as the electricity, lighting, and TV, telephone, and data cables. A licensed electrician can help you determine the best place to start.