Why You Should Hire An Electrician For Receptacle Installation

Oct 13, 2021

If you are planning on installing a receptacle in your home, it is important to hire a trained electrician for proper, safe installation. Working with electricity can be dangerous, especially with a lack of experience. Rather than risk the shocking consequences by attempting a DIY installation, hire an electrician to complete the job safely.

Why you should hire an electrician for receptacle installation

GFCI Device Knowledge

When hiring an electrician, they can also inform you if a GCFI device is necessary for your space, and ensure it is included in your installation. This feature is for circuits and outlets that are in kitchens, bathrooms, and any damp spaces. This helps stop any flow of electricity if a discrepancy is detected in a current, which might be a sign that electricity is not flowing properly and where it should be. An electrician will ensure you have GCFI protection if necessary and ensure your receptacle is installed safely. 

Proper connection to your breaker

When installing a receptacle in your home it is necessary that the connected circuit breaker has adequate capacity to avoid a breaker overload and electrical circuit damage. An electrician will be able to tell you the capacity of your receptacle to avoid this issue. 

Safety 

Working with electricity should not be a fun DIY project found on Youtube. There is a potential danger when working with the wiring in your home, especially if you are unfamiliar with the necessary safety checks prior to a receptacle installation. Hiring a professional electrician will ensure your installation is safe without any possible fires or damage. 

Experience 

When hiring an electrician, you are hiring experience, knowledge and skill. Electricians are well versed in experience and have spent time shadowing other electricians to gain insight and training on their craft. Dealing with wiring can be tricky and it requires knowledge of how electrical circuits work. You can guarantee when hiring a professional that the job will be completed once, without issues. 

Electrical Codes 

Trained professional electricians are required to know local electrical codes, and will ensure your receptacle installation meets these codes. By hiring an electrician, you can rest in the fact that your home is up to standard and code.

When hiring a licensed electrician that has years of experience, you can trust that your receptacle installation will be completed properly and safely.If necessary, an electrician will also inform you if other work needs to be done, such as installing a new circuit breaker or updating wiring.  Keep your home and yourself safe, all while saving money and avoiding possible damage. Since 2003, our team of experts at AJ’s Electrical Service & Repair have been assisting customers throughout the Lower Mainland with their electrical needs. Contact us today!

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