Trusted Electrical Repairs and Code Compliance
Is your home’s electrical system up to code? If you own an older home and haven’t had an inspection in the last ten years, it’s past time to schedule an evaluation. Current Electrical specializes in residential code compliance repairs and updates. We can help ensure your home meets the requirements set forth by the National Electric Code (NEC). The NEC regulates the standards and best practices for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the U.S.
NEC Code Requirements for Washington
The NEC was created by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help keep homeowners and their property protected from electrical dangers (including fires and electrocution). Our master electricians are educated on the local code requirements, which are updated every three years. They will evaluate your home for NEC safety standards and offer repair or upgrade solutions for code violations. Current Electrical has been inspecting residential properties in Spokane and surrounding areas for decades; ensuring our neighbors and their homes are safe and secure.
Residential Building Electrical Fires
Code compliance is essential for maintaining a safe electrical system. These statistics from the US Fire Administration underline the necessity for up-to-date wiring in your home.*
- Electrical residential fires result in greater dollar loss per fire than nonelectrical residential fires.
- Electrical residential fires occur 84% of the time in one- and two-family dwellings.
- Electrical residential fires occur most often in the colder months of January and December.
- In 79% of residential electrical fires, the fire spread beyond the area where the fire started.
- The items most often ignited first in residential electrical fires are electrical wire, cable insulation (30%) and structural member or framing (19%).
- The leading factors contributing to the ignition of residential electrical fires were malfunction (41%), unspecified short-circuit arc (25%), short-circuit arc from defective, or worn insulation (12%) and other electrical failure.
*These findings were compiled from 2009 – 2011.