If you’re worried about your electrical system’s safety and efficiency or that a new installation is up to code, call the certified electricians at Southwest Florida Electric Inc. to ensure your wiring is up-to-date with current regulations.
We’re fully licensed and insured and have proudly served Fort Myers residents with guaranteed electrical repair and installations at competitive prices for over a decade.
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How to Avoid an Electrical Code Violation
Whether you’ve performed a do-it-yourself repair or you have an outdated electrical system, electrical code violations put your property and family at risk.
Knowing what violations can occur allows you to hire a certified electrician for code compliance repairs to bring your system in line.
Here are some of the most common electrical code violations.
Knob or Tube Wiring
Knobs and tube wiring were state-of-the-art technology between the late 1800 and early 1900s, but today, it’s considered dangerous because these wires aren’t grounded.
Also, the circuits in these systems can’t support the higher amps required by today’s power-hungry users.
If your home was built before 1950 and has never been retired, chances are you have outdated knob and tube wiring, which must be replaced as soon as possible to ensure your family’s safety.
New Lights – Outdated Wiring
Another thing that can get you into trouble is installing new lighting systems onto your old wires because modern lights run at hotter temperatures. Typically, old wiring systems can withstand temperatures up to 60º Celsius, while modern wiring systems for lights can run up to 90º.
Sometimes, do-it-yourselfers try to cram too many wires through a ⅞ inch hole during rough wiring stages. Overcrowding can cause a wire’s insulation to strip away as you drag another wire against it. Damaged wires often go unnoticed and leave exposed conductors, which increases your risk of a fire.
Splicing is when you connect two or more wires, which is one of the most common and most dangerous code violations. Splicing is especially dangerous if it’s done outside of a junction box.
These are some of the most common electrical code violations we see today. If you’re concerned about your electrical system, call one of our certified technicians for an inspection.
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Our Electrical Code Compliance Repairs
Electrical repair is necessary to keep your home and family safe and keep your system current with local and national codes.
Unfortunately, many people don’t take electrical code seriously and think they’re just red tape they don’t have to bother with, especially when performing DIY repairs.
But, electrical codes are put in place for your safety and benefit, and you must be proactive with your home’s electrical system to ensure your family’s well-being and meet your power needs.
At Southwest Florida Electric Inc., our electricians undergo continuous education to stay up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations so you can trust them to bring your home up to code safely.
Our compliance repairs include:
- Home Rewiring
- GFCI Receptacle Installation
- Breaker Panel Upgrades
- Surge Protection
- Outlet Repair & Upgrades
- Aluminum Wiring Upgrades
- And More!