Adding Electrical Outlets

Have you ever had the need for an electrical outlet at a location where there is not one? Then you wondered why there are four wasted outlets in that guest bedroom that hardly ever get used? You might imagine taking one of those outlets and pulling it off the wall then sticking it where you really need it. Unfortunately, the world of hard-wired electricity is not that simple. Luckily LRH Home Improvement division is available with creative ideas on ways to assist in adding that needed outlet, dedicated 120v or additional bathroom GFCI. If some of these terms do not make sense to you, don’t worry. We can help and are familiar with the latest electrical code requirements.

Everyday we use electrical outlets to charge up devices, run our televisions or light up our outside lights during Christmas. Over time outlets may need to be replaced due to wear and tear. Installing or replacing electrical outlets can be difficult and dangerous. It is always recommended to consult a professional about any type of electrical remodeling. LRH Home Improvement can serve your needs and provide work completed by a licensed and insured electrician. Once the electrical work is complete LRH will take care of the rest of the remodel, whether it be sheetrock repair or simple paint touch ups.

GFCI outlets are outlets that sense a variation in the electrical current and possess an internal switch that allows them to shut off. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and are commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens. Throughout the years electrical code revisions have added GFCI requirements to other locations within the home for new construction. The 2020 National Electric Code has gone so far to basically make the entire home GFCI rated. One of the issues with GFCI outlets is they are often located near wet areas for safety reasons. This can lead to corrosion and other issues over time causing the need for replacements. Some prospective home buyers of older homes might request for the baths and kitchen to be brought up to code if GFCI outlets are not present in these locations. If this happens then it is something that needs to be done correctly and not a DIY job.

GFCI outlets can be chained with other outlets and might have one outlet with a reset button that controls the entire chain.

Another type of GFCI that is most desirable is the exterior GFCI outlet. These outlets could be needed for Christmas light installation or powering a TV in an outdoor patio addition. Depending on the location, wiring can be a challenge. Using professionals with the right tools can make even the most difficult installation a breeze. Also, a clean and flush installation of an outdoor outlet can prevent water intrusion into the home.

A properly installed GFCI exterior outlet with a weather-proof cover will head off future problems while making outdoor living easier. LRH Home Improvements can help with all electrical remodeling needs.

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