Electrical Panel Installation Norfolk
It’s essential to get the right electrical panel for your home and have it installed correctly. Since it controls the input of power to your house, errors during installation can cause significant damage later. It doesn’t matter whether you’re replacing an old or damaged panel, adding a new one to your home, or installing one in the first place: getting the job done right the first time is the safest option for everyone involved.
There’s lots of laws and permits, both at the state and federal levels, involved in doing any kind of electrical work. Quite frankly, they look like a hassle to the average person, but they really do serve an important purpose. Instead of thinking of getting a permit and having everything inspected as an obstacle, think of it as a guarantee that everything was done the right way and your home is all the safer for it. Proper electrical work saves money in the long run, and if you ever want to sell the property, rewiring the building can be crossed off the list preemptively.
There might be a place you have in mind to put an electrical panel, but remember, it’s not just about your convenience. The National Electric Code has guidelines and restrictions as to where a panel must be installed depending on the type of structure it’s being placed in. If there’s an emergency, the location you want the panel to be in might not be the best place for an emergency worker to gain easy access to it. So even if you don’t like it, you really should have a professional figure out which location is most suited to the panel. Furthermore, the panel has to be set up so that a person of average height can reach and use the disconnect handle without needing special equipment to reach. In other words, the box needs to be between six and seven feet off the ground, and definitely no higher.
The codes, standards, and procedures involved in electrical work are in state of constant change. New technology invalidates old practices, and new research exposes dangers in old methods. Even if you know a little bit about electrical work, you probably aren’t up to date on all of the current rules and regulations. For that reason, the best option is to have a professional, licensed electrician perform any sort of major electrical work. It’s safe, it’s cost effective, and it’s what we do.
Nipper Electric has the staff you need to ensure that your work is done right the first time. With more than twenty years of experience as licensed electricians, we’re a family owned and operated company that’s proud of our work and confident enough in its quality to offer a lifetime warranty (up to 25 years) on all labor performed. So if you’re thinking about having electrical work done, get in touch with us and we’ll see just what we can do to meet your needs.