When you are making any major changes to your home you will need to often pull proper permits. With the permit comes the need to have an inspection to ensure that any work that is being done is done right. It needs to be up to code so that there are less problems that may occur down the line. The reason that these violations are set up is to protect you as a homeowner. They can feel like an annoyance at the time but in the end the safety of your home and family is much more important. You need to be aware of what some of these violations are especially if you are trying to do your own work. If you plan on doing any electrical work in your home you want to always use a professional. We will know what violations to avoid and we have the tools and expertise to do the work safely.
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Installing Recessed Lighting: One of the most popular lighting additions that people make in their home is recessed lighting. These are the lights that are set in the ceiling and lay flat instead of bulging down. The lights need to be installed correctly and done with care so that they are not left as a potential fire hazard. The recessed light is a great addition to add light to a space that does not have the right amount. The problem will happen when the light is installed and there is parts of the light that are touching the insulation. The ceiling should have insulation to help with the efficiency if the house. It just should not be close enough to the light fixture that it touches in any area. The light has the potential to get hot and this will cause a potential fire hazard.
Changing Out Lighting & Other Electrical Fixtures: There are some times that you want to take a fixture out of the house and replace it with a new one. This can be a light, or other fixture that is being used in the house. This can be to replace one that is no longer working or if you want to increase the look of the house. Whatever the reason you want to be sure that you don’t stop at just the fixture. You want to make sure that you also replace the wiring. You can’t leave the old wiring with a new fixture to ensure that there are no problems with the wires. Be sure you use a professional so that all the wiring can be replaced as well.
Splicing Electrical Wires: There are times where you think that you need to splice a current line. The problem is that the wire should never be spliced and split unless it is for a very temporary reason. There are lots of dangers that will occur when you make this splice. You want to make sure that if there is a reason for a new line you have one installed independently.
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