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Home Wiring Projects

Spring is the time when most homeowners begin thinking about cleaning, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, and remodeling.  Most of us here in Bryan/College Station would like to take care of these projects before it gets too hot to think.  But before you rush into anything, consider checking with professionals before you tackle a home wiring  project.  Mistakes can be costly, or even deadly. Install-a-Ceiling-Fan-af

It may seem perfectly obvious to exercise extreme caution while working on an electricity project; however, thousands of DIYers receive electric shock injuries each year.  To avoid becoming a statistic, always turn off the circuit breaker (or remove the fuse) before working on or replacing electrical equipment.  If your home is pre-1940s, as many of the beautiful homes in historic Bryan are, be aware that you most likely have more than one breaker box.

Some other useful facts to keep in mind:

  • Use the appropriate lightbulbs that your fixture cites.  Installing a bulb with higher wattage could damage the lights and cause a fire.
  • Always make sure your wiring size and type match.  Splicing wires by simply twisting them together and covering them up with electrical tape is generally not a good idea.

Most importantly, if you are not certain about what you are doing, it is best to consult an electrician or a licensed electrical contractor.  We have plenty of experienced professionals here in the Brazos Valley ready to help!

                            Clay Lee – Realtor      claylee

Century 21 Beal, Inc.

(979) 255-1839


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