It's Important To Have Your Addition's Electricity Installed Professionally

Posted on: 2 June 2021


If you are adding on to your home, then along with putting up walls, extending the roof, installing the flooring, and tending to everything else, you also need to have electricity run to the new room. This is not a job for you to do on your own. While online sites tend to have the ability to make people feel as if they can do anything, electricity is not one of those things that you are going to want to deal with when you don't have the proper training. Here are some of the reasons why it can be important for you to leave the electrical installation to the pros:

You'll need to follow the law

When you are adding on an addition to your home, you need to know the laws when it comes to doing your own electrical work if you have chosen to do so. In some areas, you are allowed to do the work yourself, but you can't legally work on another person's home. Also, some states will require you to get a temporary license to do the electrical work yourself and in order to obtain the license, you will need to pass a test. Then, there are some states that require the work to be done by a licensed electrician. It is important for you to make sure you know what the laws are for the area that you are in and that you follow the law. However, you can go the safer route and just make the decision to hire an electrician to do the job, regardless of the laws regarding doing the work yourself. 

You'll be working with a dangerous medium

When you decide to install the electrical system in the additional room you are having built, you will be working with one of the most dangerous mediums out there. If you make one simple wrong move, it can cost you your life or put your entire home at risk of a fire. Even when you think you learned everything necessary to do the job well and you are working with the proper tools, it just takes one wrong move or hooking up one wire wrong for you to see disastrous results. This is why it is best to hire an electrician to install the electricity to that addition. 


Once you have the electrician install the electricity and you have all of the other construction completed, then you will be able to enjoy that addition and the extra square footage added to your home.

Reach out to a local electrician to learn more about residential electrical installation.