Electrical Inspection + Code Compliance

The Twin Cities Premier Choice for Home Electrical Inspections

Did You Know ...

On average, per year, over 295 deaths, 900 injuries, and $1.2 billion in losses due to homeowners due to faulty wiring or homes not being up to code!

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Why Are Home Electrical Inspections Important?

The most recent National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) research shows the top four primary sources of home fire ignition were:

(1) Wiring and related equipment, 68% of all home fires; (2) Lamps, Bulbs or Lighting, 14% of all home fires; (3) Cords or Plugs, 10% of all home fires; and (4) Transformers and Power Supplies, 8% of all home fires.

These are truly staggering household electrical fire statistics that are, in most instances, avoidable, especially when hiring a licensed master electrician to perform a home electrical inspection.

Bring Your Home's Hidden Issues Into the Light!

Peace of Mind at the Push of a Button

Twin Cities Electric's owner and Licensed Master Electrician Pete Cicconi is deeply committed to providing the same peace of mind and safety in his own family's home as with his clients' homes — here's precisely what you can expect when he performs a thorough home electrical inspection, detailed below:

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Electrical Panel

Panels that are 30+ years old often have old parts that corrode/malfunction, which creates dangerous conditions and compatibility issues due to parts becoming obsolete/discontinued — this can result in an improper between circuit breakers and the board when there is not a brand-to-brand match.

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Burns/Charring

Burns and/or charring are caused by loose connections due to parts not being properly torqued.

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Double-Tapping

When a circuit breaker is not designed for more than one wire to be connected to the screw — yet multiple wires are connected to a single screw — this is called "double tapping."

This results in damage to the panel and an increased risk of fire.

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Proper Labeling

Checking to make sure the panel is properly labeled — meaning, every breaker is clearly identified and correctly corresponds to its household connection and function.

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Damage

Checking for damaged and/or exposed wires.

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Circuit Breaker Sizing

Ensuring circuit breakers are the correct size for their corresponding wire size.

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Ground Rods

Making sure there are two ground rods outside with a bare copper conductor going back to the panel with intersystem bonding — this is for the utility companies to properly bond to the home's electrical system.

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Water Bond

Confirmation of a water bond so the home plumbing system is safe and grounded and that people are protected from electrocution if the system were to ever become energized.

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Panel Enclosure

Check that the panel enclosure is fully enclosed without damaged holes.

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GFCIs

Certain rooms, areas, and home appliances MUST have GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) to be within code: anything exterior, garages, crawl spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, range/oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, air conditioner, etc.

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AFCIs

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters are devices that detect and interrupt electrical arcing conditions, presenting a home fire hazard via sensors built into the circuit breakers.

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Smoke Detectors

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requirements, smoke detectors ten years or older MUST be replaced.

Additionally, Minnesota requires smoke detectors to be hard-wired, as opposed to battery backup.

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Previous Electrical Work

Visually inspecting any previous electrical work done to the home is up to code.

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Flickering Lights

Checking the home for flickering lights.

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Grounding System

Check the grounding system for corrosion and ensure the ground rods are properly in place.

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Switches + Outlets

Inspecting switches and outlets for "backstabbing" — this is a highly unprofessional/dangerous 'handyman' practice of terminating (connecting) wires into housing holes rather than around the screw(s).

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Wiring

Checking for knob and tube wiring, cloth wiring, and aluminum wiring.

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Visual Inspection

Visual inspection of each room/area for dim, poor lighting conditions, and checking for the use of energy-efficient light LED light bulbs.

Peace of Mind at the Push of a Button

"How's that go again? ... if you see something, say something.”

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PETE CICCONI

TWIN CITIES ELECTRIC, OWNER + MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Our Process

5 Steps To Safety & Comfort

Consultation

Reach out to us by phone or by filling out the form and providing us with as many details as possible.

Assessment

We’ll arrive at your location and inspect the space in detail in order to determine the best approach.

Work

After we sign the contract for your electrical project, we’ll get started on your project.

Follow-Up

We’ll make a follow-up call three days after the work to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Enjoy

You’ve made a wise decision. It’s time to discover how living in a smart, efficient home feels!

Our Clients Love Us, And We Love Them

See what they say!

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Steven B.

Wiring + Electrical Panel 

He came over the next day and spent 9 hours rewiring most of my house. It cost me $4300 and some change because the previous homeowner, "Mickey, Moused" the wiring, and at least I know my home won't burn down now. Pete is very professional, and after 9 hours of working, troubleshooting, and even tired and sweaty will not stop until the job is done.

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Andy Tschida

Troubleshooting 

I called first thing in the morning due to an electrical issue, and Peter was at my house within hours. He and his apprentice found the issue, explained everything, made the fix, and cleaned up, and were just really, really nice. The problem came back, I let them know, and Peter came right back out first thing the next morning, checked it out, and found another issue to fix and solved the problem. Their rates are very reasonable, and I will use them again. Highly recommend this company! 

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Anne McCormack

Indoor Lighting 

Pete and Layton were wonderful! I called, and they were able to come out the same day to give an estimate and begin work. We had some tricky new lights to install that required new electrical boxes, and they worked tirelessly to make everything fit and up to code. I also appreciated their honesty about some work that we wanted to do that wasn’t fully worth the investment based on what they saw. We would definitely recommend Pete if you are looking for an electrician. 

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Master Giff

Switches + Outlets 

Peter and his team came out to replace some outlets and switches that needed to be updated. They were very professional and efficient with their time. They made sure all work was done to code. Great company! Great craftsmanship! Highly recommend! 

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Andrea Turgeon

Indoor Lighting + Troubleshooting 

They really made sure to give me the VIP treatment. I have had several other electricians over the past year or so, and Pete is the only electrician who has shown me his license, insurance, and reviews. I have more work to be done, and Pete (Twin Cities Electric) is the only company I will call. Thanks, Pete and Leighton. It was truly a pleasure working with you!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

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MichelleMarie Meyer

Arcing + Charring 

I experienced significant arcing on one of my outlets, which caused charring and emitted a strong, burnt plastic odor. Twin Cities Electric understood my concerns and sent a team out right away. They were obviously quite knowledgeable and conducted a thorough and professional inspection of the property. I felt much safer after they completed their walk-through! I highly recommend Twin Cities Electric, and I will definitely use them again! 

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Meredith Low

Indoor Lighting 

Pete did great work. He was easy to work with and took extra steps to minimize the work that needed to be done when the fixtures were removed. I have recommended him to others, and he will be my go-to electrician. 

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David Roussel

Troubleshooting 

I highly recommend Pete and Twin City Electric. He just completed a job with five projects at my house. The work was done well, on time, and at a reasonable price. Great customer service – very responsive! 

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Kristi Smith Rotsel

Wiring + Troubleshooting 

Pete is very friendly, knowledgeable, and reliable. He charged a very fair price for the work he did fixing our strangely wired house and outlets. We would highly recommend him!