Electrical Inspections by Licensed Electricians in Decatur IL and Central IL
At D&D Electric, we adhere to the national electrical codes as dictated by the National Electrical Code (NEC), published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association. Whether you are getting ready to purchase a home, or selling one; it is important to get an inspection to assess your home’s health. Electrical inspections are best left to the professionals, because we can recognize potential problems at a more effective rate and provide a thorough report on the current status of your home’s electrical wiring.
Our technicians are licensed and thoroughly trained at D&D Electric and comply with all local and state codes. We are particularly versed in inspecting your home and ensuring your property and family are safely in compliance with the NEC. If we notice anything, we flag it and take corrective action.
Some electric code violations include:
-GFCI receptacles required, and must be within three feet of the sink.
-No receptacles face-up on countertops.
-To prevent hazardous overloading from hair dryers, there must be at least one 20 amp branch circuit.
-There should be outlets every 12 feet, and on any wall space larger than 24 inches wide.
-Minimum of one outlet in any hallway more than 10 feet.
-All countertops receptacles must be GFCI (ground fault current interrupter)
-No receptacles more than 20 inches above countertops.
-No face-up receptacles.
-Receptacles above any countertop wider than 12 inches.
Are you currently undergoing a remodel or a brand-new construction project? If so, D&D Electric are the specialists to hire for the installation of your electrical system, backup emergency generators, and if you are feeling frisky – solar panels to help your energy efficiency. Having us start from scratch is a huge advantage for you, because with our expertise, we can ensure that your electrical system will be full-functioning, state-of-the-art layout and energy-saving features to help limit the costs of your utility bill.
Inspections by D&D Electric are fast and efficient. By running a thorough analysis we are able to assure you before buying, selling or remodeling a home, whether or not its electrical system operates to its highest potential. And if it doesn’t, we offer the solutions to achieve that. Our trained technicians provide whole house re-wiring and evaluation of your circuits, to guarantee you are in compliance to code and ensure a safe delivery of electrical current throughout your home.
The main electrical panel is the nucleus of your home’s electrical system, and the distributor of all the electrical circuits in your home. With every addition of electrical circuits and appliances, you amplify the demand of your electrical panel, which could cause problems. All of this depends on the year your home was built and the amount of electricity you use, which factor in to whether or not you should replace your power panel, or add a sub-panel to balance out the demand.
At D&D, we evaluate your electrical panel and determine whether it would be best to upgrade your panel or simply install a sub-panel. Take in to account, electrical panels are constantly evolving, if you are experiencing frequent circuit breaker fails, lights flickering or going dim – it may be time to call us for an evaluation!
If your home already has a contemporary electrical system, but still suffering electrical issues, it may not need a replacement, but an addition. Two main reasons why you might want to consider installing a circuit breaker sub panel:
- If your power panel is already being crowded with space to hold circuit breakers, a sub panel opens up more space for circuit breakers, but in an alternative location.
- It provides a more organized segregation of the electric branch circuits. Often, sub panels are subjected to a distinct part of the house (kitchen, workshop, office, etc.) this making it easier to facilitate sub panel repairs.
The entire electrical system of your house consists of wires and circuits. Your wires and circuits provide direct delivery from the main electrical panel to an outlet or appliance (such as HVAC system), laundry room, pool and garage door. The standard electric circuits in any home wiring system in the United States is typically 120-volts or 240-volts. Your standard electrical outlet is a two, three-pronged, polarized receptacle; each containing a 120-volt hot wire, neutral wire and a ground. To ensure proper code, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) are to be installed where any electrical appliance may be subjected to moisture.
Failures in your circuit wiring can cause problems, and are potential fire hazards. It is estimated by The Consumer Product Safety Commission that 50 people die every year due to accidental electrocutions as a result of fault residential wiring, panel boards and circuit breakers. Electrical repairs & upgrades are not a DIY venture. Contact a professional.
Call D&D Electric for your electrical rewiring and outlet installation needs.
Indoor lighting is one of the most important factors in a home that we often don’t think about – until we get a home with horrible lighting. Some people love bright lights, some are fans of a more natural lighting aesthetic. At D&D, we work with you to create your perfect lighting situation. Along with the aesthetic appeal of lighting, it is a major factor in energy consumption, that is why residential and commercial lighting installation done the correct way, saves you money!
Our certified technicians work alongside with you, and provide professional feedback to maximize your energy-efficient, fully automated and easily maintained lighting system. Our lighting services:
Interior Lighting Installation – We provide interior lighting installation to help increase your home’s overall safety and security. Interior lighting is a major part of interior design; a well-lit home increases your chances of deterring crime.
Task Lighting – Task lighting is about increasing light for specific tasks in a room, such as a workshop or an office space used for arts and crafts.
Accent Lighting – Accent lighting is more decorative and used to bring attention to things such as your plants or pictures.
Overhead Lighting – Overhead lighting is nothing fancy. It’s what you get, when you don’t have task or accent lighting. It is intended for your basic illumination of an area.
Florescent Lighting – We are certified in pretty much any light, and can help. Whether it is for under your cabinets, chandeliers, alcoves or even recessed, we have you covered.
Exterior Lighting – Whether you want it for security purposes or aesthetics, we work with you to illuminate your walkways, trees and add real beauty to your yard. Additionally, we can install lighting to keep certain areas well lit during the night.
Smoke Detectors Decatur IL
Home safety and security goes beyond closing windows and locking doors. One of the best life-saving investments any homeowner can make is on a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. Protecting your home from deadly gas and smoke is the number one priority in home safety and security.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Carbon monoxide is nothing to fool around with. It is one of the leading causes for deaths by poison in the US, mainly because it has no odor, color or taste, leaving it nearly impossible to detect – unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide can be released into your home by your HVAC system, gas stove, wood fireplace, clogged chimneys or car exhaust. We install reputable carbon monoxide detectors to ensure the deadly gas stays out of your home. Don’t fall victim of one of the most dangerous home safety issues, especially because it is preventable.
Smoke Detectors – Just as important as carbon monoxide detectors, are smoke detectors. This easy installation, which we provide, is an early alarm to help prevent fire fatalities. This one little device is responsible for saving countless families. The National Fire Protection Agency recommends that you replace your fire detectors every five years.
D&D Electric are experts in installing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for your residential or commercial property. We are experienced and offer our perspective on where each device should be placed for maximum safety and help provide maintenance checkups and battery replacements when needed.