Need More Outlets? Hire an Electrical Remodel Company in Southlake
Older homes have charm and architectural details not found in newer homes. People love ornate fireplaces, crown molding, and oddly-shaped stained glass windows. However, they are often frustrated by older plumbing, a noisy heating system and the lack of electrical outlets. A mid-Century family would sit around a single television and all watch the same show. That activity required only one electrical outlet. Today’s family needs more outlets and they need the wiring to be able to accommodate a much larger electrical load.
An electrical remodelin Southlake company can help a modern family living in an old-fashioned home. The first thing that a licensed electrician needs to determine is that the home’s wiring can handle more electrical gadgets and appliances. Once he determines that it is safe to add more outlets, he uses electrical remodel boxes. These boxes are also known as old-work boxes. They each have a box, the outlets, and the cover. The electrician and homeowner decide where the new outlet needs to be. Before doing anything to the wiring, the electricians turns power off to that part of the house. Then the electrician cuts an appropriate size in the dry wall, finds the wiring and brings it through to the remodeling box. The wires are connected to the outlets and the cover is fastened over the outlets.
Even newer homes may not be configured properly for the needs of a changing family. Once the kids have gone off to college, some of the bedrooms may be converted to a crafting room or home office. In addition to more outlets for sewing machines and other lighting, the electrician may have to install dedicated lines for sensitive electrical equipment.
It’s important that the family feel comfortable with the electrician that they’ve hired to do the electrical upgrade. While many people just leaf through the phone book when they need a small job done, it’s good for consumers to know who is coming into their home. This is especially when a mother will be alone with small children, while a contractor is performing work. It’s good to ask for local references and to check with the Better Business Bureau.