Light Fixture Installation: When You Need a Pro
We all like to think we can tackle in-home projects from bathroom remodels, new flooring to light fixture installation. Sometimes, however, we start projects we never complete or find we aren’t as well versed in tiling and electrical as we wish. Do you know when the project is DIY versus when it’s time to call in the pros? Don’t risk your safety to save an extra dollar! Call Apollo Home and our fully staffed team of electricians. From complex junction boxes to outdoor lighting or recessed lighting, Apollo’s licensed and insured electricians are on hand to properly install all your lighting needs.
When You Need A Pro to Install Lighting
Complex junction boxes
GFCI or GFI outlet
Complex Junction BoxesIf your light fixture installation requires more than a simple three-wire light junction box, it might be time to call in the big guns. Even if you take the precaution to turn off the circuit breaker to the box, some junction boxes require additional wiring connected to different circuits. This can still lead to serious electric shock risk if wiring from a different circuit routed through the same junction box touch. To combat this issue, a professional uses special test equipment to sort out wiring inside complex junction boxes and safely complete the job.
Install a GFCI OutletRedoing wiring in your kitchen or bathroom? Do those outlets contain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)? When doing light fixture installation in areas near water sources, you must use a GFCI. Why? Even the slightest variation immediately cuts power and prevents electrocution. Areas like bathrooms, kitchens, porches, patios, wet bars, sheds, unfinished basements, laundry rooms and garages should include GFCI outlets. Plan to sell your house in a few years? Not having sufficient GFCIs could slow down the sale. Do it now. Dates and locations GFCI outlets are required in:
- 1971: Pool areas and spas
- 1973: Home exteriors
- 1975: Bathrooms
- 1978: Garages
- 1987: Kitchen countertops
- 1990: Crawlspaces and unfinished basements
- 1993: Wet bars
- 2005: Laundry and utility sinks