Planning on remodeling your Northern Kentucky Basement? Before you start making big changes, make sure you consider these important electrical installations. Besides adding lights and electrical equipment, these electrical additions will keep you within code and keep your family safe.
Hardwired Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors are one area of your planning where you shouldn’t skimp. We always suggest installing hardwired smoke detectors in the basement. If there were a fire in your basement, these would keep your family safe. They are hooked up to the rest of the smoke detectors in your home. If a fire started in the basement, the smoke detector would turn the alarm on and all the smoke detectors hardwired to the system would set off at the same time. This means that your family has more time to escape a fire that started in the basement and less damage would occur before it reached the upper floors where closer alarms would alert you.
Proper Basement Outlets
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) and AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters) will keep your family and home safe from electrical damage and electrocution in the case of a fire or flood. You also need safe electrical wiring for sump pumps and other electrical equipment.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Your basement is a good place for carbon monoxide to build up. Many basements have gas appliances like hot-water heaters and furnaces or boilers that potentially produce carbon monoxide. By the time your carbon monoxide detectors on the upper floors detected the gas, it would already be at dangerous levels.
Remodeling Your Northern Kentucky Basement
Your trusted Northern Kentucky electricians, Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you plan and install the electric you need when remodeling your basement in Northern Kentucky. They can help you install all the necessary safety devices as well as the lighting that will turn your basement into a new bedroom, family room or rec room.