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The need for home electrical inspection laws to ensure standards were being met began in the early days of electrical installations. In fact, when the Chicago World Fair had their Palace of Electricity burn to the ground, the need for electrical standards became very obvious early in the game.
An inspection at the fair revealed that there were poorly insulated, bare, and crossed wires, as well as overloaded circuits. This improper electrical work caused the fire and the structure burned to the ground. In response to this public safety hazard, standards were immediately developed and imposed and have been in place ever since. To keep the electrical standards current with the latest technology, they are revised every three years or so.
You need a home electrical inspection if:
In a home safety inspection, the property will be examined for structural defects, plus electrical, mechanical, and plumbing problems. However, the electrical aspect of a home safety inspection is usually confined to flipping the light switches off and on and checking out the wiring in the attic to see if old wiring has been connected to new wiring, which may cause problems.
In an electrical home inspection, however, the search is for:
Follow some simple rules to keep your home safe from fire, shocks, or equipment failure:
Electrical inspections are not optional; they are a requirement for any upgrades, changes, or additions to your electrical system. Claims for damage caused by electrical failure may not be covered by your homeowner insurance if you have not had any electrical inspections when required to do so.
Electrical inspections are for your safety and Theta Electric will arrange all the necessary work permits and an electrical inspection from the proper city.
With electrical issues resulting in many household fires, it important to have installations performed by the experienced professionals at Theta Electric.
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