When you buy or sell a home or do a home projects, you are going to deal with local building codes. Because regulations change frequently, most homes are not 100% compliant with every letter of the law. But there are times when you need to make sure that your home is up to code.
Sale Code. If you’re selling your home, you aren’t required by law to be totally compliant with building codes, but you do need to be aware of areas in which you fall short. Potential buyers will probably be put off by out of date wiring and fixtures, and others may request extensive work during the due diligence period.
Code New. Lots of people think that only new buildings or big home renovation projects need to be permitted by the county. The fact is, however, that almost any time you do a home project, you need a permit, even for small things like installing a ceiling fan or replacing a water heater. When that happens, the inspector may let you know that there are other things in your home that need to be done before you pass inspection.
Broken Code. As we mentioned before, most homes have some things that aren’t 100% up to code, but a home that hasn’t had an electrical inspection for a while probably has things that need to be up to code because of safety. For example, you should make sure that your home is properly grounded and has a properly sized electrical service for the appliances and equipment you have in use.
We’re a Whiz With Codes: One of the nice things about working with us is that not only do we make sure our work is up to the code, we take care of the permits and paperwork that is invariably involved. If you’re ready to do a little code work, give us a call. We’ll tackle the project that you have, or do one of our Electrical Safety Inspections to help you know exactly what you need.