If you are thinking about relocating your laundry room, hiring an electrician to move your washer and dryer may be a good idea. If you are unsure what electricity you need for your washer or dryer, an electrician can help you stay within budget and keep you safe.
Dedicated Dryer Circuits
Your washer and dryer should have a dedicated 240v circuit. This means it will be wired to the circuit breaker and be on it’s own breaker. Your professional electrician can make sure when you’re wiring a new laundry room that it is done according to electrical codes and building codes.
The outlets near your washer and dryer will most likely need to be GFCI outlets to protect them from water. Because it is not uncommon for your washer to overflow, you should most likely have GFCI outlets throughout the room just to be safe.
You cannot just move the dryer vent in some cases. The vent needs to be the right length and put in properly to avoid lent getting stuck in the vent. This is a possible fire hazard. You should also use the right type vent material in the wall. The accordion type vent or soft flex aluminum vent is for the space between your dryer and the wall only.
Hiring An Electrician To Move Your Washer and Dryer
When it comes to laundry room wiring, hiring an electrician to move your washer and dryer, makes the most sense. You shouldn’t attempt wiring a new laundry room unless you know what you’re doing. Improper wiring can be a safety hazard and can cause a problem should you have an accident or fire. Your insurance may not cover a problem if the wiring is not done correctly. If you are considering hiring an electrician to move your washer and dryer, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and they will be happy to help you.