Electrical Inspection + Code Compliance

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Did You Know ...

On average, per year, over 24,000 fires , 295 deaths, 900 injuries, and $1.2 BILLION loss due homeowners is due to faulty wiring or homes not being up to code!

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:

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.


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


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 increased risk of fire.

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.


Checking for damaged and/or exposed wires.

Circuit Breaker Sizing

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

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.

Water Bond

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

Panel Enclosure

Checking that the panel enclosure is fully enclosed without damage holes.


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.


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.

AFCIs are required by the National Electrical Code (NEC) for certain electrical circuits.

Smoke Detectors

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requirements, smoke detectors 10 years or older MUST be replaced.

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

Previous Electrical Work

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

Flickering Lights

Checking the home for flickering lights.

Grounding System

Checking the grounding system for corrosion, and 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).


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

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.”
Our Process

5 Steps To Safety & Comfort

Step 1


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

Step 2


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

Step 3


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

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We’ll make a follow-up call 3 days after the work to make sure everything is running smoothly.

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


What They Say About Us

Meredith Low Happy Customer

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. Have recommended him to others and he will be my go to electrician.

David Roussel Designation

I highly recommend Pete and Twin City Electric. He just completed a job with 5 projects at my house. The work was done well, on time and at a reasonable price. Great customer service – very responsive!

Kristi Smith Rotsel Designation

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!