When finishing a basement, electrical wiring is a very important aspect that should be considered in order to ensure that the space has adequate power and lighting. The following are some considerations Expert Electric takes into account for basement remodel wiring:
- Electrical codes and regulations: The electrical codes and regulations in the jurisdiction where the basement is located will be followed, including requirements for electrical panels, circuit breakers, and outlets.
- Power needs: The power needs of the basement will be determined based on your design, including the number of outlets, lighting fixtures, and any other electrical equipment that will be used in the space.
- Lighting: Adequate lighting will be discussed for the basement, including overhead lighting, task lighting, and any accent lighting that is desired.
- Circuit protection: Circuit protection will be provided in the form of circuit breakers or fuses, to ensure that the electrical system is protected in the event of a power surge or short circuit.
- Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs): GFCIs will be installed in areas where water is present, such as near sinks, toilets, and shower stalls, to protect against electrical shock.
- Smoke detectors: Smoke detectors will be installed in the basement to ensure that the space is protected in the event of a fire.
- Wiring methods: The wiring methods used in the basement will be appropriate for the conditions in the space, including the use of conduit, wire mesh, or other methods that are suitable for the conditions.
- Electrical load capacity: The electrical load capacity of the existing electrical system will be evaluated to ensure it can handle the additional load from the basement, or if an upgrade is needed.
Basement remodels are an exciting new addition to your home, and the wiring should be performed by a licensed electrician like Expert Electric who is knowledgeable about the electrical codes and regulations in the jurisdiction, and who has experience with basement wiring. We will ensure that the electrical system is safe, reliable, and meets the power and lighting needs of the newly remodeled space.