Residential Electrical Safety Inspections
Buying a house? Wondering if your existing one is up to code? Either way, an electrical inspection performed by a licensed electrician can put your mind at ease while making sure that your electrical wiring is safe and secure.
Two Good Reasons to Have an Electrical Inspection
An electrical inspection is designed to check the functioning of your system to ensure that it meets required safety standards provided by the national electric code (NEC). The inspection is a good way to check your electrical system out thoroughly. Doing so allows you to discover problematic issues before they get out of hand and cause a fire.
Another good reason to arrange for an electrical inspection is that you can make an informed choice on whether or not to purchase a home. If the electrical system needs a complete overhaul, you might want to reconsider your purchasing decision.
Both reasons for going through an inspection of an electrical system can lead to financial savings. If the inspection is conducted on a home you own, it can identify problems while they are still small and inexpensive to fix. If the examination of the electrical system is conducted on a home that you are thinking of purchasing, it can help to find faulty wiring or circuitry issues that are expensive in nature. You can avoid this expense if the existing homeowner decides to make the necessary repairs or you can purchase a different home.
What Happens During a Residential Electrical Inspection?
During an inspection of the electrical system each of the following tasks occurs:
• All of the wires, conduits, and boxes are inspected to ensure they have been installed properly and are functioning without incident.
• The service panel is inspected to make sure that it is properly grounded and the circuit breakers are checked to see that they are in good working order and properly labeled.
• Conduit penetrations are examined.
• Circuit interlocks are tested.
• Cables and electrical panels are examined.
• Specifications are checked.
• Current-protection devices are checked for accuracy.
• An inspection is made to look for signs of burning, overheating, or tracking.
• Arc screens and contacts are checked on all devices and replaced when necessary.
• All movable parts are examined and tested.
• An attempt is made to identify unwanted hot spots.
• Measurement of circuit insulation is conducted.
In short, the operation of all of the power sources are examined thoroughly to ensure they are in good functioning order. If you haven’t had your home’s electrical wiring checked in the last year, please contact us to set up an appointment to do so. Our licensed technicians are ready to assist you in keeping your home safe and your power source secure.