Code Corrections in Orange County
If you own a home or a business in Orange County, then it is important to always make sure your electrical system is in full compliance with the National Electric Code. As new technologies are implemented in homes, electrical systems will need to be updated for both safety concerns and legality purposes. Because changes in the code occur frequently, it is important to have a trusted electrician to perform occasional electrical inspections and code corrections.
At SE Electrical, we have a team of experienced professionals who understand every aspect of the National Electric Code. We are always on top of new changes to the code, and are ready to help our customers achieve the highest levels of safety in their homes and businesses. We do the research for you, taking the guesswork out of code corrections so that you can rest assured that your system is up to code.
The National Electric Code
All buildings, whether residential or commercial, are required to fully comply with all of the safety standards set down by the National Electric Code, or NEC. Although compliance with these codes is not required at a federal level, many states choose to make compliance mandatory. Even in areas where this is not required, it is important to follow these guidelines because they ensure the safety of the electrical system. California adopted statewide enforcement of the NEC in 2017.
The National Electrical Code is updated every three years to account for new technologies and discoveries. Our team is always well-informed about any changes and is ready to help our customers with any corrections that are needed.
Signs of Needing Electrical Code Corrections
There are many signs and situations that may indicate that a code correction is needed. It is important to pay attention to the electrical system, and contact SE Electrical if there is anything that doesn’t seem right. Some of the most common indications are as follows:
Unsafe Electrical Panels
Many older homes, typically built before 1990, are still equipped with outdated and unsafe electrical panels. Even worse, some electrical panels may have been tampered with or modified to make it able to cope with modern technology without investing in a new panel. This can be extremely dangerous and can even lead to house fires. If you have an older house and have never replaced the circuit panel or fuse box, it may be time for an inspection.
Incorrect Size Wiring
Codes for electrical systems set recommendations for the guage of wiring that is used for different appliances and more in the home. Wiring that is too small for the task will not be albe to support the electrical load and may result in a ifre hazard. The wiring must also be the appropriate size for the circuit panel.
The average electrical needs of the home have greatly increased over the last couple of decades. Older circuits are simply not always built to be able to handle the amount of electricity that is running through the system regularly. Circuits that are frequently becoming overloaded and tripping will likely need new circuits to help resolve the issue. In the meantime, you can try moving appliances to different circuits, investing in efficient lighting, and avoiding turning on multiple appliances at the same time.
Damaged cables can be extremely dangerous, leading to fires, electrical shock, and even electrocution. Certain environmental factors can lead to damage to the cables, and it is important to make a call to your electrician as soon as damage is noticed. Attempting to do it yourself can be dangerous, so it is always best to hire a professional.
A poor connection in the wiring can be caused by incorrect fitting, or by debris getting in the middle of the connection. These connections can even be oxidized by dirt and other substances, reducing the conductivity. Our team can help to identify these problems and fix them to help your Orange County property to be up to code.
Abandoned Electrical Projects
Abandoned electrical projects can be a dangerous problem in a home or business. SE Electrical can help to clean up this area, eliminate any exposed wiring, and make it safe again for inhabitants.
If you are not sure whether your building is meeting the standards set down by the NEC, our company is ready to assist you with a full electrical inspection. We will do a thorough search of your home’s electrical system, and identify any problems that need correction to be up to code. A quick inspection can help to prevent a fire and improve efficiency of the home’s electrical system.
Why Choose SE Electrical Services?
At SE Electrical Services, we strive to stand out from the crowd when it comes to both our services and our customer interactions. There are many reasons to choose our company for your electrical needs.
Professional and Licensed
Many code violations can happen as a result of electrical jobs not being done by a trustworthy and licensed electrician. In contrast, each of our electricians is licensed and Cal OSHA certified. Our company has served Orange County for over 10 years and have done so with excellence and professionalism.
One thing that sets us apart is our S.E. Guarantee. Our customers are guaranteed upfront pricing, the highest quality in safety, 100% code compliance for every job, clean work sites, and a 1 year warranty on all work performed. We only consider a job done when the customer is completely satisfied with the work.
Our team at S.E. Electrical Services is dedicated to providing Orange County the very best services when it comes to code correction. Whether you are suffering from the effects of an electrical system installed by an unlicensed technician, or you are simply wanting to ensure code compliance, our company is here to help. Contact us today to speak to a member of our team about our code correction services.
S.E. Electrical Services is a family owned business that offers electrical services to the valued members of our community. We offer residential and commercial services with the very best in quality, pricing, and customer service.