A new construction or remodeling project is an exciting thought, and hiring quality electrical services is a must. Even if you plan on doing a lot of the demolition and rebuilding yourself, electrical work is something the average layperson should never attempt. There is simply too great a risk of fire or electrocution involved.
Here are five of the most important remodeling mistakes hiring quality electrical services can help you avoid:
1. Cutting corners by purchasing cheap materials
When it comes to home improvements, you really do get what you pay for. If you can’t afford to buy at least the industry standard in materials, then you should probably wait to do your remodeling project when you have more cash for the project. A good electrician will always recommend high-quality materials that will perform well, be energy-efficient, and feature excellent safety ratings.
2. Skimping on the preparation phase of the project
Planning ahead, taking careful measurements, and double-checking your calculations go a long way. It can help avoid disasters during the project completion. Take your time during the planning phase, and the project will go much more smoothly. Sticking to your renovation schedule will allow your electrician to perform their work on time as well.
3. Demolishing more than is necessary
There could be elements in the room you can work around, instead of tearing them down. When it comes to the electrical aspects of your remodeling project, a quality electrical services provider can advise you as to what should go and what can stay.
4. Forgetting about the lighting scheme
There are three kinds of lighting: general, task, and accent lighting. A good combination of all three in each room will provide the best results. Having a good lighting scheme can change the appearance of the room, and allows you to change the lighting for different needs and purposes. Your electrician can help you design a good scheme and determine fixture placement during your renovation or new construction.
5. Failing to consider the project’s timeline
Once you have dug into a renovation project, there may be dust, power tools, and building materials all over the place. Your home might feel chaotic and dirty. Are you ready to live like this for the duration of the project? If you aren’t prepared to deal with some chaos, you might want to put the project off until you can cope better. A professional who specializes in quality electrical services will be able to help you nail down a specific timeline to give you a good idea on what you should do.
For 15 years, Arc Angel Electric has helped homeowners through their renovation projects. Our team is dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. That’s why we commit so much time to communicating with our clients about their needs and expectations. We look forward to working with you on your upcoming renovation project as well. Call Arc Angel Electric at (770) 889-9243 to schedule your next quality electrical services today.