Electricians: Ignite a Spark and Learn About Electricy

Electricians: Ignite a Spark and Learn About Electricy

How Simple Rewiring Jobs Can Make Areas of Your Home Safer and More Convenient

Byron Holmes

As a homeowner, you may assume that electricians are only needed when there is a severe electrical problem in the home, such as frayed wires or a rusted circuit panel. However, electricians can also rewire areas of the home to make certain spaces more convenient and even safer for you. Note when why it can be good to call an electrician if you face any of these challenges in the following rooms of your home.

In the kitchen

You may know that running the microwave and any other appliance at the same time can cause a blown circuit, but even smaller appliances like toasters, coffeemakers and the like can overload a circuit very easily. You may also find that you're constantly moving these appliances around the kitchen in order to reach an available outlet.

An electrician can rewire the kitchen to provide more outlets, provided they're a safe distance from the sink, so you can spread out your appliances and keep them where you'd like. If there are no wall outlets in the kitchen, one can be added to the baseboards under the cabinets, so you don't need to run the cord of an electric floor scrubber or other item over the kitchen benchtops. An electrician can also rewire the kitchen so that certain outlets are on separate circuits, so you can run different appliances at the same time without tripping those circuits.

In the bathroom

As in the kitchen, you may struggle to keep all your hair care tools, razors, and other such items plugged in at once, and you may not like how certain cords drape across the sink to reach an outlet. New outlets in other areas of the bath can be worked into a new shelving feature, so you can keep items away from the sink or plug in more tools at one time, making your morning routine much easier and much less messy and cluttered overall.

In the garage

If you've ever been a bit jealous of repair shops or other businesses that have retractable overhead cords for electricity, note that these can also be installed in your home! An electrician can add such a cord to your garage ceiling, the basement ceiling, or in a hobby room, so you don't need to keep using  dangerous and cumbersome extension cords. These overhead cords can be outfitted with several heads on one cord, so you can plug in different tools at once, and without worrying about cords getting in the way or needing a space to store them when your work is finished.


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Electricians: Ignite a Spark and Learn About Electricy

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Steve. After studying a lot of books on electrical codes and watching a great deal of videos online, I actually rewired my entire home. In this blog, I plan to give you tips on wiring, electrical safety and more. I also plan to write interesting facts about electricity, but don't expect this blog to be just about electricity--I love tech and other home improvements as well, so you may see posts related to that. Interested in learning? Then, take a look through these posts. I hope they ignite a spark of excitement in you.