Facts To Consider…
Homes, especially older homes, can have serious, electrical hazards that should be inspected and if needed, repaired by a qualified electrician. Electrical fires that start behind your walls can be among the most serious and deadly, in many cases these type of fires may have been prevented.
A qualified electrician can evaluate your home’s entire electrical system while following well-established safety provisions. A qualified electrician is a trained professional who has skills, knowledge, and experience related to the installation and repair of electrical wiring and equipment. These electricians should be familiar with the electrical building code requirements in the localities in which they work, and should also be familiar with the latest requirements of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year, fires that start in electrical systems or lighting equipment result in 320 civilian deaths and 830 civilian (non-firefighter) injuries, with damage to more than 24,000 homes.