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Electrical Safety is Priority | NFPA and NEC code

Electrical Safety Inspection | NFPA code | NEC code

Interstate Electric and Solar uses our vast experience in the electrical field to provide all of our customers with an exceptional quality product that meets or exceeds the standards of the NFPA and NEC code that governs our trade.

Before buying, selling or remodeling your home make sure that your electrical system and appliances will operate at the highest level of safety possible by having a thorough electrical inspection. Our trained technicians can provide a whole house electrical safety evaluation of your circuits to ensure they safely deliver electrical current throughout your home. Interstate Electric and Solar has the highest qualified electricians in Denver. Call 720-621-2466 to schedule your Whole House Electrical Safety Inspection today.

Smoke Detectors not Working

SIGHTS FOR PROMPT ACTION:

  • Incandescent lights may momentarily dim or brighten when a motor starts
  • Recurring flickering of incandescent lights often indicates a bad connection
  • Things suddenly stop working and no circuit breakers have tripped
  • Smell of burning plastic
  • Sparks, flame, smoke
  • Signs of overheating

FIRE PREVENTING TIPS:

  • Use extension cords only temporarily
  • Plug in only one heat producing appliance per outlet
  • Inspect all exposed wires and fixtures plugged into outlets
  • Look for loose electrical connections and cracked cords

WHY DOES ELECTRICAL SAFETY MATTER?

Whole House Electrical Safety Inspection | NFPA and NEC code

Property Damage

In 2005, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)electrical fires damaged approximately 20,900 homes, killed approximately 500 people, and damaged over $860 million in property.  Although short-circuits and overloads account for some of these fires, arcing is responsible for the majority of them which are undetectable by traditional (non-AFCI) circuit breakers.

What are arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs)?

Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are a special type of electrical receptacle outlets (circuit breakers) that are designed to detect and respond to potentially dangerous electrical arcs in your homes branch wiring.

Learn everything you need to know about ARC-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS

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Electrocution

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50 people every year die from accidental electrocutions involving residential wiring, panel boards, circuit breakers, and outlets. Another 40 electrocutions each year involve household appliances that are connected to the wiring of homes. Interruptions in any circuit wiring, such as flickering lights or sudden loss of power, are not just an inconvenience but also cause dangerous arcing which will present a fire hazard. This is why electrical wiring in the United States is governed by the National Electrical Code (NEC), which is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70) and insures that installations meet OSHA safety guidelines through the (NFPA 70E).

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Smoke Detectors not Working

Fire Deaths

According to an NFPA report, in one-fifth (20 percent) of all US homes with smoke alarms, the smoke alarms aren’t working; 3 out of 5 home fire deaths result from fires in properties without smoke alarms (38%) or with no working smoke alarms (21%).

Also according to an NFPA report, in one-fifth (20 percent) of all U.S. homes with smoke alarms, the smoke alarms aren’t working; 3 out of 5 home fire deaths result from fires in properties without smoke alarms (38%) or with no working smoke alarms (21%).

 Learn life saving tips about SMOKE ALARMS & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS.