Does Your Home Require Electrical Code Updates?

If you think electrical hazards can’t affect you, consider the following statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International, respectively:

  • Every year electrical hazards cause 30,000 homes fires.
  • Every year electrical hazards result in 200 deaths and approximately 1,000 injuries.
  • Every year faulty electrical wiring causes $600 million in property damage and 20% of electrocutions.

Most of the reasons that these unfortunate incidents happen is because a home’s or business’s electrical code is not current. By getting electrical repair services when problems are first noticed and maintaining your property’s electrical system, you can protect yourself from dangerous electrical problems.

About Electrical Code Updates

Electrical codes go back as far as 1897 when the National Electric Code (NEC) was first developed. The NEC is the standard for safe electrical installation, design, and inspection so that people and property are always protected from electrical hazards.

Every three years, the NEC electrical code is updated to reflect modern standards. A home electric safety inspection conducted once every three years can ensure that your home is using electricity as safely as possible.

An example of an NEC electrical code update that has saved countless lives is the GFCI protection requirement. GFCI outlets detect imbalance in electrical current and will kill power to the outlet before electrical shock can occur. Because of this code update more homes have these life-saving outlets.

My Santa Ana Electrical Hero Electricians Are Always Up to Code

Keeping your family safe is always our #1 priority. Our licensed electricians are always knowledgeable about the latest code updates and can assist you with replacing outdated wiring. We can also help you with the following electric repair services:

  • Pre-purchase home safety inspections to make sure the property meets current safety standards
  • Check that all electrical equipment and components meet current regulations
  • Install dedicated computer circuits
  • Rewire knob and tube wiring with modern materials
  • Install AFCI circuit breakers

All our electrical services are designed to ensure that you can feel safe and secure in your home. The last thing we want is for you to become injured, at risk of death, or be liable for problems that came from an electrical incident at your house.

My Santa Ana Electrical Hero is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you with all your emergency electrical repairs. For more information about current NEC codes, get in touch with us today to learn more.

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