Wiring a New Addition for Vancouver Homes
Real estate values are soaring throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley, and many savvy homeowners are taking advantage of the great real estate climate to add value to their property with a new home addition. When planning your new home addition, be sure to think of electrical wiring. A licensed electrician is an essential member of your construction team.
Planning for your Addition
An electrician’s job begins when your addition is being planned. An electrician will evaluate your construction plans and help design an electrical system that meets your individual needs. Then the electrician plans out the wiring necessary to make that system happen.
Types of Wiring in a New Addition
Wiring for a new addition doesn’t involve a single type of wiring. The different types of electrical devices in your home will require different wiring. An electrician will wire for:
– Lighting and power;
– Appliances, including both larger permanent appliances and small appliances;
– Heating and ventilation system controls;
– Security and surveillance systems;
– Computers; and, as necessary,
– Home theatre systems.
Acquiring a Permit
Almost all electrical work in BC, including work throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley, requires an electrical permit. Permits must be obtained before work can begin and generally take at least several days to process. Performing work without a permit can result in costly delays and fines. A Vancouver electrician in licensed will obtain the appropriate permit before beginning work on your new home addition.
Electrical work in BC is governed by the BC Electrical Code, which lays out minimum standards that all electrical work must meet. The Code is not a how-to manual, but rather lays out the minimum standard that electrical work must rise to in order to be considered safe. Licensed electricians install electrical wiring that meets or exceeds code standards.
A Nasty Shock
Electrical work is complicated and mistakes can be deadly. Badly done wiring may result in serious electrical shock leading to injury or death, or in an electrical fire that damages or destroys some or all of your home. It is almost never a good idea to DIY home electrical work. Choosing a trustworthy professional to complete your home wiring is one of the most serious decisions you will make in the planning process for your new home addition.
Pro Ace Electricians in Vancouver BC
If you are planning a home addition, a Pro Ace electrician electrician can assist you with every step of the process. An electrician will evaluate your current home and your needs to design an electrical system that meets your needs. Once the plans are complete, your electrician ensures that the necessary electrical permit is acquired. While the addition is being constructed, the electrician will complete the wiring to a standard equal to or better than that specified in the BC Electrical Code. After construction, a Pro Ace electrician can troubleshoot your system to ensure it works as designed.
If you are considering an addition to your home in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley, Pro Ace dispatches highly qualified electricians for new home additions throughout the Lower Mainland.
Call Pro Ace at 604-293-3770 for your electrical inspection today!