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Electrician Tips for Outdoor Patios

Electrical Tips

Patio with Electricity PhotoThe recent emphasis on outdoor living has created a huge demand for patios lately. We have been installing electric for many patios and we’d like to share a tip or two with homeowners. There are many items included in an outdoor patio that require electricity. If you want lighting, music, cooking, etc., you’ll need access to electricity to make it all happen. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Plan Ahead

If you are building a patio, talk to an electrician first to make sure you include plans for getting the electric installed. Many times, we get the call after the patio is installed and we could have saved you money or added convenience to your life if we had been able to add the electricity before the project was complete.

Electricity for Music and More

Adding an outdoor receptacle or two is very important. You’ll find when you’re “living” outdoors, you’ll need access to electricity for everything from music to bug zappers. Let’s say you’re waiting for a phone call and your phone is dying. Just plug it in outdoors and problem solved. Maybe you want to whip up a batch of margaritas and need to plug the blender in. Bugs are becoming pesky and you need a breeze to deter them – just plug a fan in. Outdoor receptacles are a necessary item.

Related Read: FAQ: Everything Homeowners Need to Know about Outdoor Electrical Receptacles

Pathway and Stair Lighting

If your patio already exists and you’d just like to add some features to it, we can certainly do that. One of the first things people add is lighting. Path lighting is one of the most important types of lighting. You want to make sure any pathways to your patio and especially any steps are well lit to prevent tripping or falling in the dark. Also, mood lighting is important to a lot of homeowners. We can provide lighting built into rails, seats, the patio itself, and more. Just let us know what you’re looking for.

Landscape Lighting

Another enhancement to your outdoor lighting includes landscape lighting. Now that you have a patio, you spend much more time outdoors, so it’s nice to highlight trees, shrubs, statues, etc. to draw a little attention to the surroundings.

No matter what kind of electrical enhancements you need, Jeremy Services can help. If you are planning to build a patio this year, give us a call and let us help you plan for your electrical needs. From outdoor receptacles to path lighting to landscape lighting, we’ll make your patio both beautiful and safe for your guests.

Call Jeremy Services at (913) 375-0070 for help with patio and outdoor lighting.