Today’s blog addresses everything a homeowner needs to know about electrical code compliance! Even though going through all the steps to ensure a home or property is up to code may seem like a hassle, it could make all the difference. Taking short cuts through shoddy wiring jobs may cause a home or property to go up in flames! Electrical code compliance is important because we all use electrical devices every day. We need to know that we can safely enjoy electricity in the home because all of the wiring and devices installed meet the standard of the National Electric Code (NEC).
In determining if your home meets the NEC electrical code compliance, you first need to know when a home or property was built. Electrical codes are updated every three or four years, so cross checking the year a home was built with residential building codes correlating with the most recently updated year is a smart thing to do. There will likely be changes in standards for wiring, electrical panel connections, and grounding legs or circuits.
Another way to determine if a home meets electrical code compliance, is looking up who built the home. Hopefully the builder’s business is still open. If so, people may request records of construction dates, permits or contracts, which will likely give information about the home’s electrical system materials and configuration.
The best way to determine electrical code compliance is to hire a licensed electrician, like Mister Sparky® of Oklahoma City, to perform a home electrical inspection. Mister Sparky offers home electrical inspections to help customers find safety hazards before they cause problems. Mister Sparky takes out all the guessing, and puts the situation into the hands of a professional. The licensed electricians at Mister Sparky have gone through extensive code compliance training, and are able recognize any type of electrical problem.
To schedule an appointment for a home electrical inspection, click here or call (405) 213-0791!