Having a new home built is an exciting and exhausting process, and after all that stress you would think that there’s no need to worry about brand new electrical house wiring, plumbing, and carpentry. After all, it’s new, built to strict modern building codes, and state-of-the-art equipment was used to put it together, right?
Today’s new homes are extremely efficient and often have a wide range of safety features built in to help the homeowner avoid various disasters. That should give you a certain measure of relief. Upon surviving the mortgage process and the inevitable building delays, your brand new home better be in tip-top shape when you take ownership and move in!
You have every right to embrace the excitement of the building process and be optimistic about the outcomes. And in the majority of cases, a brand new home won’t give you any problems for many years to come. But once in a while, a new home build can go awry.
Here are the three most common problems with new electrical house wiring:
1. Shoddy Electrical Work in Your New Home?
An electrical contractor who cuts corners can really do in your new home build. When it comes to wiring a house, there’s the fast way, and there’s the right way to do things. A guy who is behind schedule, has a bunch of other projects piling up, or is just lazy can easily be tempted to sacrifice quality and safety in order to get the job done faster. Unfortunately, unless you are serving as your own contractor and you can recognize shoddy electrical work, then you won’t have a clue this is going on until you have moved into the house.
2. New Appliances Need Special Electrical Wiring?
Today’s appliances have specific electrical requirements. It’s rare, but sometimes an electrician can wind up installing the incorrect type of outlet where your range, refrigerator, washer, or dryer will go. You will know there is a problem with the outlet if you feel a slight tingle when you touch the appliance. The best plan of action is to turn off the circuit breaker for that appliance and call your electrician immediately to replace the outlet.
3. Faulty Circuit Breaker Cutting Your Power?
If you begin moving into your home and notice that a section of the house seems to be without power, check the electrical panel for a tripped circuit breaker. If that doesn’t fix the problem, call your electrician. They could have installed a faulty circuit breaker in the first place. Or, there could be a wiring problem somewhere between the electrical panel and the part of the house that is without power.
When having a new home built, it’s important to make sure you hire a certified electrician to handle your new homes – one who has experience wiring new homes. For more than 15 years, Atlanta’s new home builders have trusted Arc Angel Electric for their wiring needs. For your next electrical house wiring project, call Arc Angel at 770.889.9243.