Electrical Surge Protection Installation and Replacements
Suffered damage to your homes electrical system? In need of electrical repairs? Searching for a residential electrical contractor knowledgeable in both fault and surge protection? Considering extending or modifying your homes electrical system?
Home Performance Group LLC is an established, local, veteran led electrical firm in Kearney, MO and the surrounding Kansas City Northland areas delivering safe residential electrical surge protection installation and replacement. Our team holds the technical expertise and practical experience to repair damaged services, extend and modify feeder and branch circuits, and add fault and surge protections. If you have experienced damage or a breakdown in your home electrical, Contact our service team today.
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Home Performance Group LLC delivers safe electrical repairs and service:
- Electrical load calculations
- Electrical service installation and upgrades
- Electrical panel installation and upgrades
- Electrical sub-panel installation and replacements
- Whole home surge protection installation and replacements
- Arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) installation and replacements
- Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installation and replacements
- Electric vehicle (EV) charging station installations and upgrades
- Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems installation and replacements
- Service wiring installation, replacements, and upgrades
- Feeder circuit wiring installation, replacements, and upgrades
- Branch circuit wiring installation, replacements, and upgrades
- HVAC control wiring installation, replacements, and upgrades
- Computer and television cabling installation and replacements
- Telephone and data cabling installation and replacements
- Doorbell wiring installation and replacements
- Lighting Fixtures installation and replacements
- Electrical repairs installation and replacements
- Electrical inspections installation and replacements
Electrical Repairs – Did you Know
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports, on average the United States suffers more than 39,600 electrical home fires per year, resulting in over 430 fatalities, and causing an estimated $1.3 billion dollars in property damage. The leading causes of loss are electrical distribution equipment, such as circuit breaker panels, and lighting equipment and fixtures. Interestingly, bedrooms and attics are the leading locations for electrical fires to originate. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average age for existing homes in the United States is 39 years with some regions exceeding 60 years of service. Like any piece of equipment, wear and tear necessitates routine maintenance and periodic repairs for renewal. Sadly, more than 2,400 children are severely shocked or burned each year from obsolete residential electrical equipment still in use.
NFPA 70, also known as the National Electric Code (NEC) serves as the industry standard for safe electrical repairs and installations. Like all model building codes, the NEC is regularly updated on a three-year cycle, expanding minimum installation requirements to enhance occupant safety. Lessons learned from fire and water damage investigations inform any proposed changes to the National Electric Code. Based on the age of existing housing, most residential electrical systems are 12 or more code cycles behind, potentially posing home fire hazards. In addition to aging electrical infrastructure, recent decades have seen a steady increase in both the frequency and severity of severe weather and storm events. Specifically, winters bringing unusual snow and ice accumulations, severe spring storms with heavy rains and winds, and summer heat waves all contribute to electrical equipment damage and incidences of homes fires. In fact, damage to electrical equipment is now so prevalent, multiple industry organizations publish guidance on electrical equipment assessment, repair, and replacement.
The National Fire Protection Association developed a checklist to assist licensed electricians in assessing whether electrical systems may be repaired, or if equipment requires replacement. This checklist builds from recommendations in NFPA 70B “Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance”. Additionally, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published guidelines for evaluating water-damaged electrical equipment. Electrical equipment suffering water damage from extreme storms can be extremely dangerous if energized. Although specific manufacturers may allow reconditioning and reuse, generally once electrical components are damaged by water, they must be replaced. Finally, Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has published a document for water immersed products, effectively supplementing NEMA guidelines. During repair work to electrical equipment, consideration should be given to voluntarily upgrading certain obsolete equipment, and installation of enhanced fault and surge protection.
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Our team’s highest priority is client safety. We strive to repair electrical systems promptly, delivering to clients, both convenience and peace of mind. Our technicians’ complete electrical repairs daily, further refining their real-world experience. We maintain a Master Electrical License and participate in yearly continuing education to deepen our technical knowledge. The above-industry-standard training we receive in electrical theory, practical applications, and emerging products and technology ensure our workmanship meets all National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.
When choosing electrical equipment, the products we select demonstrate a history of safe operation, are appropriate for the conditions of use, and possess a proven track record of reliability. Our supply chain partners lead their respective industries in manufacturing quality, emerging electrical technologies and innovations in safety. When possible, we buy American made products.
Our skilled team’s technical knowledge in electric theory, application, and code requirements ensures our electrical repairs provide long-term service and safety. Continuous training, particularly in emerging technologies such as fault and surge protection afford us the opportunity to integrate safety features into electrical systems to protect both people and property. Coupled with judicious product selection, our solutions deliver durable, reliable and forward-looking electrical solutions.