Is your home up to code? If not, Harrison Electric can inspect your property and make the necessary upgrades to ensure that you adhere to residential electrical codes to keep your house safe.
If you are moving into an older home or have lived in the same house for over 30 years, we recommend that you contact a Harrison Electric technician to assess your electrical system and make the necessary upgrades.
Contact us today if you need an inspection. We offer services in Plymouth and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
What You Need to Know About Code Compliance
You may not know what code compliance is or if your electrical system is up to code. In a nutshell, code compliance means that the electrical wiring and related components meet or exceed the minimum regulations set by the electrical industry, your city, and the State of Minnesota.
Here are four questions you may want to ask:
If you recently built a home or moved into a newer house, the electrical system is likely up to code. However, if you live in an older home, the electrical system is probably not up to code.
Probably not. In fact, cities of Richfield and St. Paul will not allow you to sell a home if the electrical wiring is not up to code. Although other cities may allow you to sell your home, most buyers will not purchase a home if an inspector recommends that the electrical wiring should be up to code.
First, you can pull a permit to find out if the electrical system meets minimum standards. Second, a Harrison Electric technician can perform a full inspection of the electrical system and identify areas where you need to upgrade.
Yes. A certified Harrison Electric technician can make the necessary upgrades or system replacement to get your house up to code.
Truth in Sale Housing (TISH)
The cities of Richfield and St. Paul, Minn. require inspectors to inspect various parts of the electrical system before you put your house on the market. In St. Paul, the mandate is known as a Property Maintenance Inspection Permit. Once you meet the requirements and an inspector has given an official approval, you begin to sell your house.
Why are Residential Electrical Building Codes Important
There are several reasons why residential electrical building codes are necessary.
Whether you plan to stay in your home or you are putting your house on the market, building codes ensure the property is a safe place to live.
Most home buyers will not purchase a home if they think they’re going to spend a lot of money updating the electrical system.
Codes must be enforced to create a standard for all electrical contractors to meet or exceed. Failure to do so can result in fines, penalties, or the state revoking an electrician’s license.
An up-to-date electrical system will require fewer repairs or maintenance and save you or a prospective homebuyer hundreds of dollars in ongoing repairs.
Newer systems can conduct a circuit in a more efficient manner. This will save you money in energy bills each month.
Harrison Electric Offers Electrical Upgrades
If you have recently found out that your electrical system is not code compliant, Harrison Electric offers complete system upgrades. Our technicians are well-trained, experienced, and able to perform residential electrical work.
We can assess all electrical parts and report code violations inside or outside the house. We will make all the necessary upgrades so your home is safe to live in or sell.
To find out more about our electrical repair, replacement, or inspection services, contact us today at 763-544-3300, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.