Code Compliance Services

In Star & Surrounding Area

Common code requirements

Below are some of the general requirements for home electrical systems. However, be sure to check with your local building department whether these have been modified for your area.

  • Boxes: although electrical boxes are commonly plastic, some localities do require metal boxes.

  • Cable: nonmetallic cable is accepted by most building departments and is the easiest to run.
  • Circuits: all lights must be on 15-amp circuits, however, 20-amp circuits may be required in kitchen and utility areas
    Receptacles, fixtures, and appliances: new receptacles and appliances must be grounded; fixtures and appliances should be approved by Underwriters Laboratories.
  • Wire size: 14-gauge wires are generally used for 15-amp circuits while 12-gauge wires are used for 20-amp circuits; however, if the cable exceeds 500 feet then you may require a larger wire.
  • Service panels: if you do not need to add a new circuit, then your service panel is probably sufficient; however, if you are adding circuits then you may need to upgrade the panel or add a subpanel.

While these codes generally apply to the whole house, there are also many other codes that are room-specific.

Call us at (208) 991-0122 to have a Keely Electric professionals ensure all your home codes are up to date!.

Ensuring compliance

Reading through these codes can be quite a nightmare as they are extremely long and very technical. Keely Electric can make this process significantly easier by doing all the investigating for you and ensuring that your home’s electrical system is both safe and up to current codes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHY DOES MY ELECTRICAL OUTLET OR LIGHT SWITCH FEEL HOT TO THE TOUCH?

Heated outlets and light switches aren’t normal and could signify serious trouble. If you’re experiencing this problem, we recommend calling Keely Electric for an immediate inspection. Power overloads, loose wires, weak connections—all these can cause heat buildup and all can potentially lead to serious issues, including fire, if not quickly addressed.

WHY DO I KEEP BLOWING FUSES OR TRIPPING CIRCUIT BREAKERS?

Usually, a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker happens because you’ve overloaded a circuit with too many appliances or other heavy-use devices. Refrigerators, microwave ovens, stoves, air conditioners, plugin heaters, and toasters are notorious for causing this problem. However, continually blown fuses or tripped breakers could signify a more serious issue. If you’re experiencing this problem, we recommend calling Keely Electric for inspection.

HOW DO YOU TAKE CATE OF FRAGILE ITEMS/ANTIQUES?

Blinking/flickering lights can be caused by a number of issues. The first and most easily diagnosed and fixed is a faulty or improperly secured/sized bulb. Blinking and flickering can also be caused by an inadequate number of branching circuits throughout your home or business, frayed wires, or loose connections in a breaker or meter box or even throughout the entire building. Although the latter issues are all serious and can lead to overheating and fires, it’s impossible to pinpoint the problem without an inspection by a certified electrician. If tightening or changing bulbs doesn’t resolve flickering/blinking, call Keely Electric

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OFFICE LINE

(208) 991-0122

EMAIL

keelyelectric@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS

9:00am – 5:00pm