When installing a new electric component in your property, it is important that everything is set up properly and installed correctly in the beginning. Incorrect installations can lead to costly repairs down the road, as small electrical issues can turn into bigger ones. Some installations of heavy equipment, such as chandeliers and large celling fans, can cause injury or damage if installed incorrectly. Often extra steps need to be taken to ensure that these structures are properly secured and mounted. Installations of things like automatic timers, or security lighting require the wiring and connection points to be properly connected. Electrical installations of anything near water need to be properly grounded and protected.
Safety and Fire Hazard Electrical Installation Considerations
Licensed and insured electricians have a strict set of standards they must follow in order to both obtain and keep their licensing. The National Fire Protection (NFPA) establishes the National Electric Code (NEC) which establishes these guidelines in order to both ensure property functionality and also safety. For example, it is required by law that all electrical equipment have a Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR). This rating tells the electrician the level of fault current that the equipment can stand. Knowing this rating will help the electrician decide if a piece of electrical equipment can be safely installed.
Not only that, these requirements have been tested for durability and longevity. This is important because an installation that appears to be functional and safe after install, can actually have hidden issues that can become bigger problems in the future. These guidelines ensure not only that everything works properly, but also that everything will continue to work and stay safe as the years go by.
Modernization and Automation
Electrical installations are not just limited to lighting structures or safety features, however. Lots of cool new features can be added to modernize any home or business. USB ports are a great addition to any space where computers will be used. Rooms not wired to receive cable or internet can have these components installed. The modern home can also be automated with timed lights, sprinklers and security systems.
Another common installation performed by electricians is the addition of extra outlets. Even recently built properties may simply not have enough power outlets to meet the demands of todays plugged in world. This is especially true of office buildings and commercial properties.
Commercial and Industrial Considerations
Commercial and property owners have to be care that any newly installed equipment complies with electrical safety codes. For example, restaurants have to have a number of electrical safety features installed in their kitchen areas due to the high amount of powerful appliances found. In order to maintain insured and pass safety inspections, commercial and business properties have to make sure any installation will pass all safety inspections and meet local guidelines. This is an advantage of using a licensed and insured electrician or electrical contractor like MMElectric. They will have extensive knowledge of all electrical codes and equipment guidelines.
Our Electrical Installation Services
MMElectric provides professionally certified electrical installation services for businesses and home in the central New Jersey area. Our installation services includes but is not limited to:
- Electrical panel installations
- Subpanel Installation
- Ceiling fans
- Home Entertainment Systems
- Speakers and Intercom Systems
- Outdoor Lighting Structures
- Security Systems
- USB Outlets
- Indoor Lighting Structures
- Security Cameras
- Electric Oven and Stove Installation
- Patio Lights
- Fire Alarms
- Smoke Detectors
- Dishwasher Installation
- Automatic Sprinklers
- Garage Door Openers
- Installation of New Wiring
- Generator Installation
- Outdoor Entertainment System
- Pools and Spa Installation
- Electrical Installations on Commercial Property
- & Much More!
The bottom line
Any home or business that is considering, or in the process of, any property improvement should remember to make sure that any structures of features can work safely and effectively. Any additions that include the use of electricity can be especially challenging. A property’s electric system is an essential part of any home or business’s infrastructure, but it is a system that is hidden in the walls and requires professional knowledge before it can be modified.
While it may be tempting for a property owner to attempt to install electrical equipment on their own, they run the risk of their appliances, lighting structures, outlets, or anything else electrical not function correctly. It also important to ensure proper safety and durability.
Electrical installations can do a lot for your property. From installing new lights, security systems, and more. Older homes and be modernized and automated and become the envy of all New Jersey! Be sure to contact your friendly local electrician for new ideas and advice about all your electrical installation needs.