Is Your Home Up To Code?

When was the last time you checked to see if your home meets the minimum electrical code standards? Many central Texas homes don’t. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a set of basic standards that ensure safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the U.S.  It’s designed to prevent fires and electric shocks, to keep circuits from overloading, and more. The code is updated every three years so you can imagine that parts of your home’s electrical system may not meet the suggested safety standards.

Here are just a couple of improvements worth considering:

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Outlet Fires: What Causes Them And How To Prevent Them!

This photo is from a house in which 4 outlets caught fire and had 2 blown switches (click the image to full-size).  This was not an old house.  Some people think that because of the age of their home, they should be fine and everything should be in great working order.  In most cases you would be right, but that is not always the case.  

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