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Home Remodeling That Requires an Electrician

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to want to remodel their homes. However, do you know which home renovation projects should be left to a licensed electrical contractor? In this blog post, we will explain why certain remodeling projects should be left to the professionals. Not only will hiring a service electrician save you money on expensive repairs, but it could also prevent personal injury.

New Wiring Installation

With the DIY craze sweeping the internet, it can be tempting to take on more than you can handle. However, we must warn you that residential electrical work is something that should always be left to licensed electricians. While an electrician can easily install the new wiring necessary for a light switch, it can be just as easy for a homeowner to make a dangerous mistake.

Protect your home and prevent personal injury by hiring an electrical contractor to install new wiring. Electricians are also familiar with the local codes so your home’s electrical system will be safe and up to date.

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Electrical Panel Upgrade

The electric panel in your home is responsible for housing the circuit breaker. When you want to install a major house appliance, you may need to upgrade the electrical panel so it can hold a higher electrical capacity. You may also need to upgrade the electrical panel if you are planning to build a new addition to your home.

Either way, the services of a professional electrician will be needed. The slightest mistake while upgrading the electrical panel can cause the power to go out for your entire house or even cause serious damage to your home’s electrical work.

Light Fixture Installation

The light fixture aisle at the local home improvement store is bright and full of possibilities. However, if you decide to replace a light fixture in your home, you’ll need the expertise of a licensed electrician.

Once you remove the old light fixture from the ceiling, you’ll see a lot of wires and might not know what to do with them. An experienced electrical contractor can save you the hassle of making costly mistakes by installing new light fixtures quickly and efficiently.

Ceiling Fan Installation

Residential wiring is always changing. That’s why the wiring may have you stumped if you were able to install a ceiling fan 20 years ago. Furthermore, the electrical work in each home is unique and requires the expertise of a residential electrician. Removing the ceiling fan can expose a whole nest of wires better left to a professional.

Kitchen Remodel

With a standard kitchen remodel, we’ll install new circuits in the kitchen. We like to have the refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal on 20A dedicated circuits by themselves, along with at least two 20A countertop outlet circuits.

Many of the kitchens we see have recessed light fixtures or pendant lights over kitchen peninsulas and islands. As a result, we often recommend dimmer switches for kitchen lighting. We also like to recommend LED under-cabinet lights to our clients.

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Electricians are knowledgeable of how to complete remodeling projects for homeowners. If you suspect an issue with your home’s electrical system, you should call an experienced electrician as soon as possible. They will be able to make necessary repairs so your home can be a safe place.

Our residential electricians in Lowell, MI work hard to earn your business. They’ll make sure that any electrical work done during your remodel is safe and code compliant. To request a service visit, call Flat River Electric at (616) 987-0596.

[This blog post has been updated.]

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    Ross Rademaker
    Ross Rademaker

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    I very rarely leave reviews, but I had to do so for Flat River because of how impressed I was. Everything from the first walk through and quote, to the communication leading up to the service and then the service itself was first class. Torie was great to work with and explained everything in detail so I knew what to expect in terms of the scale of work and cost. I would highly recommend Torie and Flat River Electric and will call them again for any future electrical needs.

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    I hired Flat River Electric two different times recently for services inside my home here in Lowell. Torie was the electrician each time. It’s obvious he loves his trade because He is very professional and knows exactly what he’s doing.
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    Rob Stevens
    Rob Stevens

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    Jon did a great job for us! We were redoing the ceiling in our kitchen, which required a bit of electrical work. Jon got the prep work done for us quickly, so we could get to work. Upon completion of our portion, Jon was back and installing our new lighting. Great work, good value. Thanks.