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WIRING AND GROUNDING OF YOUR PREMISES
Proper electrical grounding and wiring of a building after construction or purchase is your responsibility. It is important to have regular inspection of the wiring to ensure that the required standards of safety and service are maintained. You should engage the services of a licensed electrician to inspect your property and carry out necessary repairs at least once per year.
The frequency of inspection will vary with the type of installation. Customers with wooden structures where wires are exposed should have their installation inspected more frequently than customers with concrete structures, where wires are encased in pipes and embedded into the walls. Exposed wiring is susceptible to greater wear and tear and rodent damage, which cause short circuits. Poor wiring and grounding can cause personal injury, or damage to equipment and property.