Fire Damaged Home/Property


How Can a Fire to Your Home/Property Cause Damage to your Home Electrical System?

          Just about every home in the United States contains an electrical wiring system.  Therefore, if any section of the property containing electrical wiring has been subjected to fire damage, more than likely the electrical system may have been compromised.  During combustion, fire can take some pretty unusual paths as it spreads across the internal and external structure of the home.  Just as the copper wire in the home’s electrical system is a great conductor of electricity, it is also a great conductor of heat as well. With that being said, a great deal of heat damage to the electrical wire insulation can extend deep into the walls and ceilings of the home.  It is very possible the heat could have caused damage to the electrical wire insulation in areas of the property where there is very little to no sign of fire damage from the surface.    For this significant reason, before you move forward with restoration and repairs, it is critical to consult an experienced qualified Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TESTING SERVICE Company such as Peoples Choice Electric to perform a “Three Point” Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TESTING SERVICE to determine if there is any damage to the insulation on the electrical wire conductors.  Keep in mind that some segments of the insulation on the electrical wire conductor may be damaged due to the water exposure from firefighting.  If you or any agency suspects that fire has damaged your home electrical system, contact us   by dialing (9739)-MEGGER or (973) 963-4437.