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When are Electrical Restorations Required?

Electrical restorations are large-scale projects that involve updating and replacing most—or all—elements of a building’s electrical system. While many restoration projects are performed to restore power to a building, this service can also be performed pre-emptively to minimize the risk of prolonged outages, electrical fires, and other hazards. As leading providers of complete residential and commercial electrical services, the team at Expert Electric knows how important electrical restorations can be for some properties. That is why we have compiled some information to help homeowners, business managers, and other individuals know when electrical restorations are required for their property.

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3 Common Reasons Why Electrical Restorations are Performed

Electrical restorations are commonly completed for the following reasons:

1. Outdated Electrical Systems

Electrical restorations are typically performed for older residential and commercial buildings that have severely outdated electrical systems. These buildings typically feature outdated elements like ungrounded outlets, aluminum wiring, and other elements that make them more prone to electrical fires and other hazards. By performing an electrical restoration alongside a major renovation or other project, this building will be brought up to modern electrical codes and standards. This will ensure that it can safely handle modern power requirements for newer devices and appliances, keeping the building safe while increasing energy efficiency.

2. Natural Disasters

Floods, fires, and other natural disasters can cause severe damage to electrical systems throughout a residential or commercial building. While some buildings may not lose power during these disasters, their systems can still be damaged and require replacement to minimize the risk of an electrical fire or complete power failure. If your property has recently experienced a natural disaster, it is strongly recommended to hire a professional electrician to inspect your systems and determine if you need a partial or full restoration.

3. Insurance Inspections

Insurance providers will often require a full electrical inspection to be performed before providing a policy for a home or business. If this inspection uncovers outdated wiring, damage, or other hazardous elements, you will likely need to have an electrical restoration performed to correct these issues and receive insurance. If a restoration is required to bring your building up to code, be sure to contact a licensed electrician right away so they can assess your project and provide a solution as quickly as possible.

To learn more about our electrical restoration solutions and other services, get in touch with the team at Expert Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.