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Electrical Code Violation Corrections in Chicago, IL

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Standard electrical code exists for a reason. When a home is not up to code, there is a much higher chance of a fire or electrical shock. Of course, you don’t mean to expose your family to these dangers, so when you find out that your home may not be up to code, it’s important to get the problem under control as soon as possible.

Whether you’ve gotten orders to get your home up to electrical code stat, or you are worried about an outdated wiring system, give us a call. We can provide an inspection if necessary, or we can get right to work correcting wiring troubles and ensuring your home is safe for your family and all who enter. Call ServiceMax to schedule electrical services throughout the Chicago, IL area.

We Can Provide Electrical Inspections

Want to know whether your electrical system is currently up to code? We make sure our electricians get ongoing training about local codes in the Chicagoland area so they always know what to look for during an inspection. We can let you know if your old knob–and–tube wiring has got to go, or if wires are overcrowded or improperly run.

It’s important to have an electrical inspection if you are moving into a new home, or if you plan on selling. It’s also a good idea if your electrical system is over about 40 years of age, as electrical codes have changed dramatically since then, and we’ve discovered a lot of the dangers of formerly accepted methods of electrical wiring.

Assessing and Addressing Code Violations

Some of the most common electrical code violations won’t be obvious unless you’re a trained professional. Just because a home is unsafe, it doesn’t mean the lights will flicker and dim or that you’ll smell burning from the switches in the home. Here are some of the most common code violations we see.

  • Too many wires fed through a hole or stuffed into a switch or outlet box.
  • New fixtures that are incompatible with an older wiring system.
  • Fixtures like recessed lighting are in contact with insulation, which is a fire hazard.
  • Not enough clearance between wiring and wood framing.
  • A lack of smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors.

We Correct Electrical Code Violations

As you can tell, most of these are hidden from view, which means you must hire professional electricians to assess and address any electrical code violations in your home. And our team is one you can trust.

Keep your home up to code with the help of the licensed electricians at ServiceMax. We have seen it all, so we can make a detailed assessment of the problem and see that you get the right wiring or electrical installations in Chicago, IL. We will treat you and your home with respect and make sure you understand the process from beginning to end. You get final approval on any repair or rewiring, because we believe our commitment to customer service is what makes us your best choice.