With all of the advances in home electricity it’s easy think all electrical certifications, as well as city and code compliances, are up-to-date. As it turns out, however, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is updated every three years. This means your home needs to be checked regularly to make sure it is up to code.
The NEC is updated every three years to make sure it continues to take into account the ever-growing world of safety technology. It was first established in 1897 by the National Fire Protection Association in order to create a universal electrical safety standard to keep new buildings and renovations free from electrical hazards. Since 1974 the NEC has had 15 code revisions.
If you’re looking to buy a house, experts suggest you request that an electrical contractor complete an inspection. Comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and proper installation of equipment all must be inspected. An electrical contractor will do that. Afterward, electrical certification will be provided if everything is in check. The system must meet NEC or city requirements before ownership of the home can be transferred.
Maintaining code requirements in your home minimizes the risk of many things. Knowing that you don’t have to worry about accidental electric shock or electrocution, fire, or damage to your wiring system or fixtures because you regularly keep up with NEC and city codes through inspections by a professional electrician will give you peace of mind.
Stafford Home Service wants you to be aware of the dangers of not keeping up to date with electrical codes. Our electricians go through ongoing training and stay up-to-date on local, state, and federal code requirements, permitting, and inspections. We can also perform upgrades to correct code violations during remodels, installation, or service calls.