Basement wiring, secondary suite wiring and electrical work

Basement and secondary suite wiring in Edmonton and surrounding cities

Professional Electrical & Controls in Edmonton does basement and secondary suite electrical wiring and rewiring in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, and all areas in-between these cities. No electrical services and basement wiring project is too big or too small for us. Connect with us to get first time right estimate for your electrical project in Edmonton and these cities.

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New basement wiring

What are your key elements and appliances in new basement?

Sauna, entertainment units, speaker systems, network etc., heating and cooling considerations, extend of kitchen, how many washrooms full or half, how many bedrooms etc. How are you primarily going to control entrance and exit to basement also matters in certain wiring needs. Are there workshops involved in the basement?

How extensive is lighting? How many furnaces and water heaters are in your basement? Sump requirement? What is the basement overall slope and height considering water entrance?

What are house safety aspects (Cameras, recorders etc.) that you are covering during the wiring process?

With these questions, most of the new basement wiring questions are already addressed in the design phase. Wiring for new basement is a quicker and smoother completed action.

Old basement wiring and rewiring

What questions to ask when rewiring an old basement?

What is the current wiring material? Is your current basement has Aluminum or copper wiring? What year was the building made in? What is the main electrical service panel rating? Is any upgrading done in the past? If yes, what kind and what was the status before? Electrical permits in the past? Any expansions done in the past?

All these questions (and more) help in determining the right course of action for completing a good old basement rewiring project.

What are the main electrical issues in an old basement?

The main electrical issues in an old basement could be;

  • Aluminum wiring
  • No GFCI circuits where required
  • Underrated appliance wiring for today’s basement requirement
  • Missing grounding?
  • Burnt or cracked wiring joints
  • Non working switches and outlets
  • Aesthetically displeasing cover plates such as broken, burnt or pale
  • Repeatedly tripping circuit breakers
  • Repeatedly burning fuses
  • Flickering lights
  • Any safety cameras etc. wired at the moment?

Many of these issues can be serious fire hazards. Needless to say that only certified electrician should inspect and suggest the right remedies to the home owner. We hire licensed and certified electricians at Professional Electrical in Edmonton. We have been serving our community for over 26 years and understand the need of the neighborhood very well.

What about the permit to do the job?

We will certainly help you to pull the right permit to conduct the job safely.