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Remodeling is defined as making changes to an existing structure, while repair is defined as returning something to its original condition. In the context of electrical work, remodeling would involve adding new outlets or lights, running new wiring, or upgrading an electrical panel. Repair would involve fixing a broken outlet or switch, replacing a damaged circuit breaker, or repairing faulty wiring.

There are a few places in the home where Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) need to be installed. These include the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, garage, and outdoor areas. GFI‘s are designed to protect you from electrical shocks and should be installed in any area where there is potential for water contact.

Yes, GFIs are really necessary in older homes. They help to protect against electrical shocks and fires by detecting ground faults and interrupting the flow of electricity. Without GFIs, your home is at a greater risk for electrical accidents.

When you purchase a surge protector from a store, you are getting a general device that is meant to protect your electronics from sudden power surges. However, when you have a surge protector installed by Miami Electric Masters, you are getting a customized solution that is specifically designed for your home or office. We will work with you to determine the best place to install your surge protector and which type of surge protector will work best for your needs.

Retrofit is the process of upgrading an existing electrical system to meet the current code requirements. This usually involves replacing old, outdated electrical components with new, modern ones. Retrofitting can also involve upgrading the electrical panel and wiring to accommodate new electrical loads. Miami Electric Masters has years of experience retrofitting electrical systems, and our electricians are uptodate on the latest code requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our retrofit services.

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