An electrical code is a set of regulations for electrical wiring. The intention of an electrical code is to provide standards to ensure electrical wiring systems are safe and unlikely to produce electrical shock or fire. The National Electrical Code (NEC) was adopted in all 50 states and is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Electrical codes ensure safety by preventing short circuits, ground faults, and overheating from inadequate current-carrying capacity.
Violations to Electrical Codes
Some violations to electrical codes include damaging the jacket of non-metallic sheathed cables, mixing line and low-voltage wires, not using a splice box when installing a new light fixture, overcrowding holes with too many wires, and putting HVAC ducts too close to carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors. Botched electrical work can include wrong sized circuits, splicing wires without a junction box. GFCI’s or ground fault interrupters are required for any circuit that services an area where water might be present. These areas include bathrooms, garages, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, and outdoor receptacles. One single GFCI at the beginning of a circuit can protect other receptacles on the same circuit. These ground fault interrupters need to be up to code.
Professional Code Inspections & Corrections
A code inspector will make sure things are met to certain electrical standard and codes as set by a local or national government. They often times will be the determining factor as to whether or not work will continue on a project. New wiring permits require electrical code inspections throughout the process. Make sure your wiring will pass inspection. Home appliances are constantly changing and the wiring in your home may need to be adjusted to keep your home safe from electrical arcs, fires, and shock. Fixing building code violations is a simple process. Contacting the right electrician will ensure finishing the repair process on time for the follow-up inspection. Approaching the problem in a timely manner is the key and when done correctly will have you up to code with time to spare.
Having a Permit is Important
You can save money by doing projects by yourself but you could be flirting with expensive fixes and be putting your home and family at risk. Permits cost money but at least you’ll know your improvements are safe and reliable. Your work will comply with the latest energy conservation measures. All your work will be done to code and won’t cause problems in the future. When you think about how many times your family turns on, plugs in and charges up every day you need to be sure that you homes electrical system is working safely and efficiently.
Quality Electrical Services in Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
Whether you’re updating your home or working on another you may run into some electrical problems due to the age of the home or work that was done incorrectly by previous owners or electricians. Most electricians are careful to check for any visible or obvious problems before they start and will insist on having them corrected before they start any new work. Hire a professional to make sure there are no costly or deadly mistakes made. Call Burley Electrical Service Inc. today!