Electrical panels and circuitry in South Florida area properties often tend to be ignored throughout the year. A homeowner or resident often only addresses these concerns after a home is subject to short-circuits and constant electrical tripping. It is actually a great idea to have regular electrical inspections because updates are made to the National Electric Code (NEC)’s electrical code every three years. These updates are made to minimize accidents and fire hazards resulting from the use of electricity. As a homeowner, you may not be required to know the intricacies of your home’s electrical circuitry, but there are still some things that you should ask your electrical inspector during an electrical inspection. Burley Electrical Service, Inc has prepared these factors for you to consider during an electrical inspection:
What is Electrical Compliance?
No matter whether you are simply changing old electrical paneling or conducting extensive renovations on your property, the first question you should ask your electrical inspector is whether your home’s electrical fittings are in compliance with current building codes and regulations. If the circuitry is in violation of these codes, you run the risk of getting into legal trouble and more importantly putting your loved ones at risk. Electrical hazards result in thousands of residential and commercial accidents each year. The National Fire Protection Association reports that 30,000 home fires, 200 deaths, nearly 1,000 injuries, and over $600 million in property damage are associated with electric wiring. Failure of a home to be up to the current electrical code is often to blame. Burley Electrical Service, Inc is licensed, insured and bonded in the State of Florida and keeps up to date with the most up to date changes in building codes and regulations. We can correct any code violations to ensure your complete compliance.
Secondly, you should ensure that your electrical inspector pays close attention to the safety factor. Electrical panels and circuitry need to be properly insulated to reduce the risk of shocks. Moreover, paneling must never be placed next to areas that are damp or wet. Burley Electrical Service, Inc specializes in life safety inspection and repairs.
Power Voltage & Current
Understanding the current and voltage that flows through your electrical circuitry is also important. Major electrical appliances like air conditioners, washing machines and televisions consume significant amounts of electricity, and it is your responsibility to connect them to the right circuitry. This will help avoid short-circuits and constant voltage fluctuations. Burley Electrical Service, Inc can answer any electrical questions you might have and help advise you in current and voltage requirements.
Electrical Inspection Report
Finally, once an electrical inspection has been carried out, and repairs have been made, ensure that your inspector provides you with a comprehensive report of checks made, and repairs conducted and keep this on file for future reference. Burley Electrical Services always provides a written report outlining the electrical work undertaken during every visit.
Electrical Wiring Inspections & More in Pompano Beach, Imperial Point, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
When you are hire Burley Electrical Services, you are hiring a Licensed Master Electrician with over 30 years of experience. We are life safety inspection and repair specialists! Over the past three decades, we have pretty much seen it all when it comes to electrical wiring and know just how to fix any conceivable electrical problem. Contact us for an inspection today. We’ll help keep your family safe and your home safely and legally up to code.