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Tips to Avoid the Most Common Electrical Code Violations
Jan 18, 2022

Tips to Avoid the Most Common Electrical Code Violations

Electrical code violations endanger the safety of your loved ones and your property. Whether you tampered with your electrical system performing a DIY project or have an outdated electrical system, violating electrical codes can lead to costly penalties and fines. When you work with the qualified electricians of HomeOps Electric, an electrical inspection will be conducted to ensure you are not putting your home in danger. Leverage our extensive electrical knowledge about common electrical code violations and how you can avoid them. Here are some of the common violations to look out for in your home.

Knob and Tube Wiring

This type of wiring was introduced in the late 1800s and was considered the most efficient electrical technology. However, homes with knob and tube wiring are today considered a significant liability, especially with the technological advancements in the electrical field. Some of the reasons why homes with this wiring require regular electrical inspection include low amperage, insulation that disintegrates, and lack of grounding.

These issues are why most insurance providers decline insurance for buildings with this type of wiring. Investing in regular electrical inspection offsets the cost of damage or repairs that result from an electrical emergency. HomeOps Electric can help you inspect your home and ensure everything is tiptop.

New Light Installed Onto Old Wiring

Most homeowners end up installing new light fixtures onto old wiring, resulting in an electrical overload because they run at a higher temperature. Old wires usually hold a maximum of 60 degrees Celsius, while modern wiring can withstand up to 90 degrees Celsius. The electricians at HomeOps Electric recommend scheduling regular electrical maintenance to ensure your wiring can handle the various lighting fixtures in your home.

Every insulation jacket created after 1987 has a date stamp that can help you check how old your wiring is. If your wiring in your home goes back more than i5 years, our electricians can rewire your entire home before new light fixtures are installed. This goes a long way in ensuring you are protected from electrical-related hazards such as fires and electrocution.

Overcrowding Wires

In a rush to complete the wiring stage of your construction project, most homeowners end up cramping five wires through an 8-inch hole. This is one of the common reasons for damage or burning when there’s torn insulation and another wire running across it. When burned wires go unnoticed, you risk a fire or other electrical-related hazards.

An electrical inspection gives the experts at HomeOps Electric an opportunity to ensure that the recommended number of wires pass through a specific hole. We have highly skilled electricians who cut away damaged wire and rewire your home for enhanced electrical efficiency and safety.

When it comes to your electrical system, you should leave it to the professionals at HomeOps Electric to get the job done. A slight miscalculation can lead to severe electrical problems, resulting in fines and penalties. Contact us today and schedule an electrical inspection with the experts.

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