Electrical Code Updates & Corrections in Lubbock, TX

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Stay Safe & Compliant With Mr. Electric of Lubbock

Keeping your home or business in Lubbock, TX safe and updated with the most current electrical code updates and corrections is essential. Keeping your property up to code takes the skills and expertise of a licensed electrician. At Mr. Electric of Lubbock, we help households and commercial properties stay compliant while protecting their electrical systems with electrical code updates and corrections. Tens of thousands of commercial and residential house fires and accidents occur every year due to electrical hazards, so it’s essential to keep your property up-to-date on the most current electrical code. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you stay safe and compliant!

What Are Electrical Code Updates?

The licensed electricians at Mr. Electric of Lubbock are highly skilled in applying local and national codes to commercial and residential electrical systems throughout Lubbock, TX and the surrounding areas. We proudly specialize in residential and commercial electrical code updates, taking compliance seriously to keep all our customers safe.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the singular standard in the United States for safe electrical installation and wiring practices. The NEC is the relied upon directory by licensed electricians for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection because it sets electrical code standards and protects people and property against potential electrical hazards. The NEC’s most current electrical safety guide is the 2020 edition.

Staying Informed on Electrical Code Updates

It's essential to ensure the electrical system in your home or business runs safely and reliably. Part of this effort involves staying educated and updated on the latest electrical code. Our licensed electricians stay up-to-date on all aspects of the electrical code and apply them to every commercial and residential project we complete, including repairs, updates, and maintenance services. 

Our Electricians Help Lubbock, TX Customers

Extensive changes are made to the National Electric Code every three years, so having a professional, licensed electrician perform updates is essential for safety and reliability. At Mr. Electric of Lubbock, our licensed electricians can check your home or business for outdated wiring and other issues to follow newly released electrical code updates as part of our comprehensive electrical services.

Our professional team is extensively knowledgeable about all the latest code updates, so you can have peace of mind and enjoy all the benefits of ensuring you’re up to electrical code, including:

  • We check your property to ensure it's up to date on the latest requirements for electrical equipment, wiring, installations, and other aspects of your residential or commercial electrical system.
  • If you’re interested in buying a home or property, we can inspect it before purchasing it to ensure you’re making a safe investment.
  • Our updates and corrections service prevents possible delays due to electrical issues an inspector finds during the inspection process.
  • Electrical code updates and corrections protect you against liability issues, injuries, and loss of life from electrical incidents around your residential or commercial property.

10 Important Updates From the 2020 Electrical Code

At Mr. Electric of Lubbock, we recommend scheduling periodic appointments to ensure your home or business’s electrical system is current on the latest NEC updates. Updates in the code ensure your electrical system functions safely and reliably. All our electrical technicians understand all code updates from the latest 2020 release. If you want to protect your home or business from electrical hazards, you can review our list of the ten most important 2020 NEC electrical code updates:

  1. Exterior emergency power disconnect switches must be installed at all new one- and two-family dwellings. This measure is intended to make safer working conditions for emergency responders.
  2. Service disconnect rules concerning de-energizing panel boards have been altered to improve electrical worker safety; that includes your local Mr. Electric of Lubbock.
  3. Load calculation tables have been revised to reflect modern improvements in energy efficiency. The change is largely due to the widespread use of LED lighting, which is drastically more energy-efficient than older bulb types.
  4. A new general requirement has been instituted to cover cables exposed on ceilings and walls.
  5. Requirements for GFCI protection have expanded to include all 125- and 250-volt receptacles supplied by a single-phase circuit of 150 volts or less to ground.
  6. All basement receptacles must also have GFCI protection, regardless of whether the basement is finished.
  7. A new section has been added governing modern Ethernet cables that simultaneously transmit data and electrical power.
  8. Requirements for solar-generated energy storage continue to be revised to keep pace with evolving home energy storage technologies.
  9. Surge protection requirements have been enhanced to protect sensitive safety equipment, such as hardwired smoke alarms.
  10. A new item in the code governs how homeowners may transfer power from electric vehicle (EV) batteries to residential wiring.

Schedule Electrical Code Updates & Corrections Today

It’s essential for home and business owners throughout Lubbock, TX and the surrounding areas to stay updated on the most current NEC electrical codes and corrections, and we’re here to help. Our professional electricians are highly experienced in applying the latest electrical code updates to residential and commercial properties in the region.

We'll ensure your electrical system runs safely and reliably and stays compliant. Contact us today to learn more about our electrical code updates and corrections and schedule service at your property. We look forward to hearing from you!