Like all laws, electrical code was written to protect people. Shoddy electrical work can lead to house fires, property damage, electrocution, and of course, death. When renovating or remodeling your home, it’s important to hire a licensed electrician familiar with local ordinances to tackle the serious wiring work.
For example, something as innocuous and overlooked as exposed wire can be a major danger because it can start a fire if it comes into contact with other material. And because it’s a safety risk, it’s been written into the city of Omaha electrical code.
Omaha’s electrical code also requires ground-fault circuit interrupters to be installed in outlets within six feet of a sink. These devices trip the circuit if there is an imbalance in the flow of electricity, which can happen if you’re using an appliance near water. GFCIs, along with arc-fault circuit interrupters prevent fires and save lives.
These are just two examples of things a licensed electrician should know to protect you and your home’s value, so hiring a pro for your remodel is just part of your investment.