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Remodeling your home or office space? Finding the task more complicated than you anticipated? Apart from the rubble that seems to appear out of nowhere, do you find yourself confronted with a complex wiring system that you have no idea what to do with?
Electrical demolition, otherwise known as “the removal of existing electrical features and components to facilitate new installation” is a complicated and potentially dangerous task that must only be undertaken by a licensed and trained electrician. Whether you are removing a single wall or gutting a building, electrical wiring always needs to be handled with extreme care.
When Would An Electrical Demolition Be Necessary?
An electrical circuit removal or demolition is necessary when:
- Home or office space renovations are done, even if it only involves removing a few walls.
- A building is gutted.
- The electrical wiring is damaged or outdated and needs to be completely removed and replaced.
After a consultation and site inspection, the electrician will determine whether the demolition will be:
- Partial – where the wiring and fixtures are removed, but the conduit is left behind to be reused.
- Complete – where the whole electrical circuit, fixtures, and conduit are removed and correctly disposed of.
What Does It Entail?
A licensed and trained electrician will be consulted to work closely with the building contractor. The electrician will:
- Ensure that all the correct permits have been drawn up.
- Examine the original electrical plans. They will take careful note of hidden wiring such as underground and ceiling wiring.
- Liaise with the building/demolition contractor regarding the logistics around a safe electrical demolition.
- Before commencing with the demolition, they will ensure that the construction site is clearly marked. All wires will be considered live, so no unnecessary person will be allowed on-site during the electrical circuit removal.
- They will safely remove and dispose of the electrical circuit, as per building codes and regulations.
6 Reasons Why Only A Qualified Electrician Should Perform An Electrical Demolition
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can save money by arranging for an amateur to remove the electrical circuit. Whether the building is large or small, the electrical system is always complex and potentially dangerous.
An electrical demolition is a much larger undertaking than most people realize. This is a task for a qualified electrician, not an amateur or “Do It Yourself” enthusiast.
A qualified electrician will:
- Be familiar with and implement all the necessary electrical and Florida building codes.
- Will know what permits are required, and assist with all the necessary, often tedious, paperwork.
- They have the training and expertise required to safely work with the often high voltage, complex electrical system, and know to always treat wires as if they were live. An amateur may not understand the risks involved and could get injured, electrocuted, or cause an electrical fire.
- An electrician has the means to safely and effectively dispose of the old wiring.
- They also have all the necessary safety tools (with rubberized handles), safety clothing, and safety gear they need.
- They will perform the task in a fraction of the time that an amateur would, saving you both valuable time and money.
Needing An Electrical Demolition? Art Plumbing AC & Electric Are Waiting For Your Call!
Whether you are renovating a room or gutting a building, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are the licensed, trained, and insured electrical demolition electricians of choice. Art and his team have served the people of South Florida since 1983 and proudly boast about their 100% customer satisfaction guarantee reputation.
For all your electrical circuit removal or demolition requirements, contact us at 1-800-475-1504 Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 8 pm, and on Sundays for any emergency. For more information, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.