Reintroduction of Service FAQ

What is a reintroduction of service?

A reintroduction of service is an electrical inspection performed by a certified third-party agency, which will determine if an electrical system is in accordance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). This on-site inspection is necessary for property owners who wish to have electricity turned on in a building by an energy provider.

What is included in the reintroduction of service?

A reintroduction of service includes an examination of parts such as:

  • Service head
  • Meter socket
  • Panel
  • Sub-panel
  • Service cable
  • Structural integrity
  • Service disconnect
  • Circuit breakers
  • Grounding
  • Bonding
  • Other service equipment

The electrical underwriter will ensure that all components are in working order and are securely attached to the building.

Can the electrical contractor who did work on my system perform the reintroduction of service?

An electrical inspector in Philadelphia or any other Pennsylvania county can not be the same person or from the same company which conducted the electrical work on your property to avoid any bias.

What are some situations in which a reintroduction of service is necessary?

A reintroduction of service is necessary for situations such as the following:

  • Fire
  • Property damage
  • Electricity has been off for more than six months
  • Electrical system was replaced

How long does a reintroduction of service take?

A reintroduction of service takes only a matter of 15 minutes. Once the inspection is complete, the third-party agency will issue a certificate stating that the electrical system is in adherence with NEC requirements.

What makes A-1 Electric stand out from other companies when it comes to a reintroduction of service?

A-1 Electric is the only electrical company that is certified in every county throughout Pennsylvania, meaning they can perform a reintroduction of service or another electrical inspection anywhere in Delaware County all the way up to Erie County.

If you wish to learn more about A-1 Electric or schedule a reintroduction of service, please call 800-401-6114 or fill out a contact form online for a free estimate.