Electricity can be dangerous, but some homeowners simply can’t resist tackling DIY electrical projects. Hiring a professional electrician is always the best choice. Still, when homeowners try their hand at things like hot tub electrical wiring, they inevitably run into a handful of issues. If you’re in the market for a new hot tub this summer, work with an experienced electrician for installation. Avoid these common mistakes with DIY hot tub electrical wiring by working with the team at Professional Electric Inc.
Hot Tub Electrical Wiring Mistake #1: Poor Bonding and Waterproofing
Any outdoor electrical components must be adequately weatherproofed, and this is particularly true of systems that come into regular contact with water. Each wire and metal component needs to be properly insulated, waterproofed, and bonded to the rest of the system. This can be a tall order for even the most experienced DIY-er. The consequences of shoddy work can be catastrophic: shorts, shocks, and electrocution are all on the menu when homeowners attempt to handle electrical work on their own.
Hot Tub Electrical Wiring Mistake #2: Neglecting Grounding and GFCI Protection
Your hot tub should have a handful of emergency systems in place in case of disaster. A professional electrician can ensure that your hot tub has a functioning ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and is appropriately grounded. Without these safeguards, hot tub users can experience shocks or fatal electrocution.
Hot Tub Electrical Wiring Mistake #3: Immediate Breaker Tripping
When homeowners attempt to DIY hot tub electrical wiring, they may experience issues when they try to turn their new hot tubs on. If the breaker trips whenever you turn on your hot tub, you may be experiencing any number of electrical issues. The culprits range from a little bit of excess moisture to improper wiring. Work with a professional electrician to ensure that your new hot tub is as safe as possible.
Need a Reliable and Experienced Electrician? Call Professional Electric Inc.
Our family-owned and operated business has earned the trust of the Crofton community since 1990. Our team of friendly and expert electricians is licensed, bonded, and insured. From electric panel upgrades to lighting installations, and all other electrical services and repairs in between, you can count on Professional Electric to get it done safely and skillfully. Further, our dedicated electricians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency electrical situations.We proudly serve customers in Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Bowie, Stevensville, Mitchellville, Millersville, Cape St Claire, the surrounding Southern Maryland, and beyond. To find out more information on our wide range of electrical services, or to get a free estimate from our master electricians, contact us at our website or call 410‐451‐8085, 301‐390‐7620, or 443‐871‐1492. For more ways to stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.