Bathroom Wiring and Safety

Sarah Lifestyle

Most homes that were built a while ago may require new wiring and even repairs during the much-needed renovations. If the wiring has a silvery metal look and not copper, that means you have the aluminium installation. Before any changes are made, it is advisable to consult a safety minded licensed electrical expert before you start any work.

Lighting

While dealing with the wiring of the bathroom with safety in mind, consider that home electrical wiring, especially for bathroom lights, must be either on dimmer switches or even fluorescent lighting as well.

Ensure that the electricals used are certified, follow electrical wiring rules and always consult a licensed electrician on how to go about it. Do not reach into an open circuit without protective gear and always keep one hand in your pocket for safety.

Adequate Access

An adequately wired bathroom should be wired while you still have access to the wall studs and lighting outlets. Consider that water and electricity are a dangerous mix. All bathroom exhaust fans should provide a minimum of 5 air changes per hour.

A few tips to be on the lookout for include making your bathtub last longer by keeping it full when caulking. The filled tab makes it heavier, so it sinks, and the caulking cures faster and stronger. Also consider that beautiful additions, compartments, and upgrades to your bathroom increase the total value and worth of your home while providing tax incentives for you.

Safety First

Before making any changes on wiring or any other part of your bathroom, always ensure you are safe. Avoid making a quick fix as this could cause accidents or even worsen the damage. Any installing job carries with it a chance of getting an electric shock. The internet is full of DIY tips, but these aren’t always the safest options. Unless you are qualified, stay away from wiring jobs.