When you have an electrical problem in your business or home, it is important to get it fixed quickly by a licensed electrician. It is important because with a licensed electrician you know that they are taking the steps needed to get the right city permits and can schedule the inspector to come and make sure that the work is done according to code. This is especially true when it comes to selling your home. You want to make sure that all the work is done and will pass a safety inspection when it comes time to sell.
Almost all electrical work done to your home or business requires a permit and for that work to be inspected by a city inspector. If the electrical work is not done to code or is installed improperly it could be dangerous. Bad electrical work can burn down your home or cause injury or death, which is why the state of California has strict codes and measurements in place to ensure that all electricians follow the latest guidelines and have their work checked by building and safety.
When Do I Need An Electrical Permit?
Even when you are doing something as simple as replacing a bad outlet or installing a light fixture you are required to have a permit. However, most small changes are not really checked or enforced by building and safety. It is mostly used for bigger jobs, such as upgrading your service panel, or installing a new dedicated circuit for an appliance or EV charger.
When Does The Inspector Come?
If you are doing a larger project like adding a home addition, the inspector comes several different times throughout the project. When doing a smaller job like adding a dedicated circuit for an EV Charger, the inspector will come after the work is completed to make sure it is done correctly. Either way the city will give you a window on the day of the inspection as to when they will arrive. Always make sure you have all the electrical related material available for the inspector. Sometimes those materials are plot pans or other documents.
We at Modern Electrical Services are experts in pulling permits and working with city inspectors. Our electrical work is always done to code and you can be sure it will pass inspection. Call or email us with any questions related to permits or inspections.