Adding on a New Room? Make Sure You’re Wired for the Future

If you are considering adding another segment to your house, there are likely endless things on your to do list. One of the tasks you should not forget is adding and placing wiring throughout the room! It can seem like a daunting task, but for safety and practical reasons it is important that you follow the necessary steps to have functioning electricity.

It is important to first call your local electrician. If you are not experienced with placing new outlets, running electrical wiring, or navigating your main electrical panel, this might be a job you want to leave to a professional. In fact, if you are unsure of your work at any step, the safe thing to do is call. Replacing and adding wiring can be a very complicated process as wiring runs throughout the whole house, so having a full understanding of the systems is essential to a smooth operation.

Depending on the type of building and the type of room you want to wire, there are different requirements for the wiring job you want to complete. Make sure to familiarize yourself with these requirements before beginning any project, regardless of whether you plan to call for professional help or not.

Wiring a room (or any part of a house) is a very tedious process and should be done under the guidance or supervision of a certified electrician. If you think you are ready to do the job yourself, however, be sure to also become familiar with the local electrical codes and any necessary permits you need. Spend more time than you think planning out the circuits, switches, outlets, etc.

Before beginning on the process, ensure your home is prepared by shutting off power from the main electrical panel. This is the most important first step, as you should not be working with any active wiring. Take time to remove all of the old wiring, move furniture in the room, and contact an electrician for an estimate on how invasive and time intensive your project will be.

Price Electric is here to ensure all of your house electric needs are met with the upmost professionalism and quality. Do not hesitate to reach out or call if you are in need of our assistance adding wiring into your new room. Feel free to go to our website to contact us if you need help!

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