Electrical Design and Consultation
If you’ve hired architects, interior designers, or other contractors, DeKorte Electric is happy to collaborate with them. We can design the layout of electrical services for remodeling an existing home, supplementing your home with wiring upgrades or building a new home.
Real Estate Transaction: Inspections
If you’re buying or selling your home, it’s important to have a home inspection, but most inspectors are not licensed electrical supervisors and they may miss safety hazards that will cost you time and money down the road.
DeKorte Electric has saved homeowners thousands of dollars by spotting electrical and other code related errors and necessary upgrades that their home inspectors had missed. We will inspect your existing electrical to ensure it’s up to code so that it’s safe for you and your family.
Real Estate Transaction: Estimates
Once you’ve acquired your home inspection report for a home you’re buying or selling, DeKorte Electric can provide a quote for the needed electrical repairs. We consider this type of estimate a billable service because we are aiding in the process of a real estate transaction. Our fee for this quote will be applied toward those same repairs once service is rendered.
Upgrade Outdated Service Panels and Replace Fuse Boxes
When you purchase a new appliance or do any home remodeling, you may need a service upgrade. Older service panels and fuse boxes were not made to accommodate modern electrical needs. Some of the most notable outdated panels are Federal Pacifc, Zinsco, and Pushmatic.
The breakers in these older panels do not have the overcurrent and short circuit protection that modern breakers provide. Fuse boxes might also be replaced for greater safety and reliability.
Using outdated service panels, circuit breakers, and fuse boxes can lead to power loss or fire. They also will not accept GFCI nor arc fault breakers. We can review your current electrical use and assess if your home would be safer with a service upgrade.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Keep you and your family safe by installing networked smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home for the earliest possible detection.
Even the most diligent household may be subject to fire: a forgotten curling iron smoldering on your teen’s vanity or a flicked cigarette from a passing driver igniting your lawn. A networked smoke detector is a worthy precaution so that, even if a fire is sparked in a remote location, every alarm in the house is sounded so every occupant is immediately alerted of the possible danger.
Carbon monoxide is virtually impossible to sense without an electronic detector, as it is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas slightly lighter than air. In high concentrations, it is also extremely toxic and deadly. There are several possible sources of carbon monoxide including malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, and water heaters. When the carbon monoxide rises to level of the carbon monoxide detector, an alarm sounds so occupants can exit the home to the fresh outdoor air.