Do you really need an electrician to help install your hot tub? You may have found a so-called easy “DIY Hot Tub Installation” video online to bypass hiring a professional, however, it is a more in-depth task than you may think. There are many safety concerns when it comes to the combination of water and electricity, and we want to ensure you have peace of mind when relaxing in your brand-new hot tub.
Electrical currents close to water may cause electrocution, therefore we want to amplify the importance of a correct and safe installation, rather than a quick DIY project. By knowing your hot tub was professionally wired and installed, you can fully enjoy your hot tub with your family and friends.
Why do you need an electrician to help install your hot tub? Let’s talk about it!
First of all, we want to ensure your hot tub is set up to proper safety standards and follows the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code to minimize the risk of damaged wiring or electrocution. By having an electrician install your hot tub, you can have peace of mind knowing that a well trained expert is using proper safety practices while completing the job. This also ensures that your hot tub will pass an electrical inspection.
When hiring a licensed electrician, you can expect professionalism and knowledge when it comes to installing your hot tub. As electricians are well trained and have plenty of hands-on experience, you can trust that their installation will go properly and smoothly. Especially compared to a DIY installation method! Do not be afraid to ask your installer questions and share concerns, they are there to help you and ensure the safety of your installation.
3. Insurance and certification
In a worst-case scenario event where an accident is caused by an electrical problem in the wiring of your hot tub, it is important to have a certificate proving installation to show to your insurance provider. Proving your hot tub installation was done by a professional and that it passed inspection will be helpful should you require compensation due to damage. If you had installed the hot tub alone without a proper inspection, it is less likely to be covered by insurance as it is not certified to have passed an installation inspection.
We want to ensure your hot tub installation is an easy and stress-free experience! 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!