Complete Home Rewires from California State-Certified Electricians
Here at Safe-Way Electric & Solar we specialize in basic and custom residential home rewires. Our experienced electricians have the knowledge that it takes to complete residential home rewire in a timely and professional manner. Safe-Way Electric & Solar we take great pride in providing our customers one on one personal service. We understand that you are making an investment in your home and we want to meet and exceed all your expectations. All work and material is under warranty for a minimum of three years. We offer 5 year, 10 year, and lifetime warranties on parts and labor. Visit our customer testimonial page hopefully we can earn your trust.
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At Safe-Way Electric & Solar, all of our work will be done according to the National Electrical Code guidelines. We work hand in hand with all local building departments and utility companies’ codes and guidelines.
The following information is just considered general information of what it may take to rewire a residential home and the requirements. Each county and/or city the code may vary. Our electricians will contact the utility company and building department. An electrical permit will be pulled. All exposed old wiring will cut out, removed, and trashed. We will provide rough drywall repair and patch. All electrical work will be done according to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Basic information for a residential home rewire, in most homes we will need to install a 200 amp service panel in order to have enough circuit breaker space for all the new dedicated load circuits that will need to be installed in order to comply with local building codes.
Grounding and Bonding of the Electrical System
The service panel must be grounded the grounding electrode system and bonded to the main plumbing lines according to the National Electrical Code Guidelines.
Here are most of the basic dedicated load circuit requirements that are needed to be installed when providing a complete home rewire in the kitchen area, with one dedicated circuit for all of the following items: refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and two kitchen counter top dedicated circuits. Additionally, the lighting circuit in the kitchen will need to be energy efficient fixtures in order to comply with building codes. All of the above circuits will need to be either arc fault protected of GFCI protected with tamper resistant type receptacles. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Bath Rooms & Rest Rooms
The receptacle in each bath and rest room must be tamper resistant and GFCI protected. The lighting fixture must be energy efficient. It is possible that we will need to install an exhaust fan. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Laundry Room, Wash Room, & Utility Room
We will need to install an arc fault protected dedicated circuit and tamper resistant GFCI protection for any general use duplex receptacle in this room. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Bedrooms, Living Rooms, & Family Rooms
We will need to install arc fault protected circuits and tamper resistant type receptacles. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Heating and Air Circuits
New wiring will be installed to existing heating and air conditioning circuits. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
We will install a lighting circuit and receptacles for general use with GFCI protection. If there is an automatic garage door opener, we will install a dedicated circuit for that as well. All of the above circuits must be either arc fault protected and/or GFCI protected with tamper proof type receptacles. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Smoke alarms will need to be installed in each sleeping room and adjoining area and/or where else required by the National Electrical Code guidelines. The smoke alarm circuit will be battery backup. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Will be installed they are required outside sleeping areas in dwellings with fuel fired appliances or with attached garages. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) Protection
All 15 & 20 a branch circuits supplying outlets in family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, AND similar rooms are required to be arc fault protected. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Some areas listed below where GFCI protection is required. All bathroom receptacles, all garage & accessory building receptacles, all receptacles in unfinished basements, all outdoor receptacles, all receptacles in crawlspace at or below finish grade, all receptacles serving kitchen counter tops, receptacles within 6 ft. of outside edge of laundry, utility, or wet bar sinks, as well as receptacles for 120V or 240V pool pump motors, regardless of distance from pool. Receptacles providing indoor spa or outdoor hot tub power. Pool lights must also be GFCI protected. All work will be done to the National Electrical Code guidelines.
Here at Safe-Way Electric & Solar we specialize in basic and custom residential home rewires. Our experienced electricians have the knowledge that it takes to complete a complete a complete residential home rewire in a timely and professional manner. Here at Safe-Way Electric & Solar we take great pride in providing our customers one on one personal service. We understand that you are making an investment in your home and we want to meet and exceed all your expectations. Visit our customer testimonial page hopefully we can earn your trust.
Is the wiring in your home safe? If your house was built before 1950, it may be due for a rewire. Before 1950, the insulation covering your electrical wires were made of cloth. Cloth becomes brittle and deteriorates, so it could fall off the wiring, leaving bare uninsulated wires throughout your home. Uninsulated wiring can spark and potentially cause a fire in your home. Another danger of uninsulated wires is that if touched, you will receive dangerous levels of electricity through your body which may possibly cause injury. The older your cloth insulation is in your home, the more likely it is that your home may need a rewire.
Along with your home rewire, we can also install a new electrical panel. The electrical panel is the box that holds all your circuit breakers and fuses. The electrical panel receives power from your electrical company and distributes it to all the circuits in your home. Older electrical panels may be insufficient in providing power for current homeowners needs. Insufficient electrical panels can result in circuit breakers flipping off or fuses blowing. Another hidden danger of older electrical panels is that they may fail to shut off the electricity when a power overload or power leaks occur. This could result in melted wires, sparking, fire, or shock hazards.
Many home fires occur because of faulty wiring. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (a department of FEMA),”During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires, 485 deaths, and $868 million in property losses. Home electrical wiring causes twice as many fires as electrical appliances.”
If you are wondering if you should consider a whole house rewire, or would like to add more power or additional outlets & switches, give Safe-Way Electric & Solar Co. a call today! Our team of experienced professionals would be more than happy to answer any questions as well as help you determine if your homes wiring is safe! Do it right! Do it the Safe-Way!
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