Hot tubs are a fun way to spend time outdoors during the warmer months, especially at night. However, they require some electrical work in order to properly set them up. You might be thinking you can do it yourself because you’ve done some DIY work before. Now, hold on there! Hot tub wiring is a completely different story. Getting your hot tub wired is much more dangerous than basic electrical work, and there are several reasons you should call a professional instead.
Here are some reasons you should leave hot tub wiring to the experts:
Electricity + water = danger!
Repairing or working with electricity is always dangerous to some degree. However, with a hot tub, the danger is much greater. Not only are you working with electricity, but there’s water as well. Water is highly conductive and being wet around something that uses 50-60 amps is extremely dangerous. If you get a shock, it can cause serious injury or even death. As their title suggests, professionals are highly-trained in installing heavy-duty electronics like hot tubs.
Electrical code considerations
Because hot tubs are dangerous to install, the National Electrical Code (NEC) has parts pertaining specifically to hot tubs. Electrical codes like the NEC are made to protect the users and installers of anything involving electricity. As well as having the proper training for installing hot tubs, professionals know the ins and outs of the NEC, so they can install your hot tub correctly.
In addition to the NEC, there are local codes that pertain to installing hot tubs. Local building and zoning boards want to ensure that hot tub installations are safe, proper, and up to code. Some areas also require the installation to be certified by an inspector. Their job is to ensure the installer has their license and isn’t cutting corners in the installation. It may seem like a hassle to some, but the inspection and certification help ensure your hot tub is safe.
Why is Vander Hyde my best option for riskier installation jobs?
Since 1992, Vander Hyde has worked closely with the people of Grand Rapids, MI to satisfy their home service needs. We’re the ones to call if you’re looking for professional service involving any of your housework needs. When you have your new hot tub all wired, we’ll give you a one year warranty on our work. If you need experts who can take on high-risk electrical work, call Vander Hyde today!