Do You Really Require a Professional Electrician to Wire Your Albuquerque Hot Tub?
Internet posts with enticing titles like “DIY and Save” or “Wire a Hot Tub without Paying an Electrician” are commonplace. However, setting up a hot tub is not as easy as it may seem. There are likely to be several unanticipated complications when working with this type of wiring, including the necessity to improve your electrical service to handle the additional power demand.
Don’t know what to do next? Learn about the risks associated with wiring your hot tub. In some cases, they could be surprising (pun intended).-
DIY Hot Tub Wiring Errors
Safety from GFCIs
-GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection must be installed at all outdoor outlets and all outlets within three feet of water. A GFCI circuit quickly cuts power to your hot tub in the event of an electrical short.
It is possible to die from electrocution if a GFCI is not installed or is installed incorrectly. (PS: Another typical electrical mistake in the home is not regularly testing the GFCI.)
-Errors in Bonding
Water, electricity, and metal parts can be a lethal mix. That’s why it is so important to have an expert electrically bond the current-carrying metal parts together and then bond them back to the electrical panel. An electrical fault or short caused by carelessness increases the risk of shock or electrocution for hot tub users.
Furthermore, the hot tub’s wiring needs to be grounded so that power can be securely discharged into the ground in the event of an electrical fault. If you skip this step, you could endanger yourself and your guests by exposing them to an electrical shock.
Toggling The Switch
-You know you have a problem when you turn on your hot tub, and the breaker immediately trips. Normal wear and tear, or even just a little moisture, could be to blame. It could also be the result of an overzealous amateur attempting to wire the hot tub but making things worse due to weak wires or faulty connections.
This is not merely an annoyance; it poses a real danger that could spark an electrical fire. The circuit breaker is warning you of an imminent danger; heed its warnings!
Get an electrician’s services because…
-Regulations for the Installation of Electrical Equipment
A licensed electrician will be familiar with the intricacies of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) and local STANDATA, as well as the various amendments and upgrades that have been made to both. That way, he can get the required authorization from the Electrical Inspection Authority and wire your hot tub to keep you safe and pass the inspection.
The certificate of a successful inspection of your hot tub installation is required if an electrical problem causes an accident with your hot tub, and you need to file a claim with your insurance company. If you neglect this crucial step, you can forget about getting any settlement.
Your insurer may require a house electrical examination for reasons other than a tragedy (such as a policy change or an upgrade). In such a case, it is imperative that all wiring in your home, including that of your hot tub, be completed by a qualified specialist.
Professional Electricians with the Proper Certifications and Insurance
Let’s just rephrase the question directly. Instead of asking, “Do I need an electrician to wire my hot tub? ” Instead, you should contemplate this question: “Whom would I rather trust with my safety (and even my very life)? A skilled, licensed professional electrician or an amateur following instruction he ac-quired from YouTube?”
Safely wire your hot tub by calling Add On Electric at 505-804-9534. Maintain a secure and enjoyable hot tub environment. Make an appointment with Add On Electric to have your hot tub installed safely and up to code