Your electrical system is very important to you, as it helps you get the power that you need to perform various tasks, such as turning on the lights and powering your home entertainment systems. Unfortunately, there are many simple electrical problems that can occur without warning. Having your electrical system inspected regularly can help prevent potential issues such as house fires. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding having an electrical safety inspection.
When You Should Schedule an Electrical Safety Inspection
Obrien Electrical Contractors see homes of all ages, shapes, and sizes; throughout all of our clients, there has never been a wrong time to schedule an electrical safety inspection. However, if you fall under these criteria, we strongly recommend you contact us:
- Your home is 30 years old or older
- You a purchasing a new home
- You are performing major renovations, remodels, and or additions to your home
- You are adding a new appliance package to your home
- You have noticed degrading electrical performance
- Your electrical bill has been inconsistent or increased suddenly
- You can not operate all the appliances and devices you want at the same time
- You smell burning or see smoke through the use of any electrical device
Types of Electrical Safety Inspections
We can carry out various electrical safety inspections. One of the most common types of inspections that people ask us for is a service inspection. This involves examining the electrical panel of your home. This usually occurs when a new electrical system has been installed or when you’re adding new components to your home. During this inspection, our inspector will look closely at the wires, connections, and other components of your electrical system to make sure that they’re working properly.
What is an electrical safety inspection?
A home electrical safety inspection is simply a review of your home’s electrical system and peripherals. Obrien electrical contractors will perform a routine test to identify any failings or shortcomings in your electrical system. You can expect the following:
- Testing of switches and outlets
- Inspection of breaker, electrical panels, and GFCI outlets
- Testing the grounding for safety
- Check for potential hazards
- Inspecting surge protection
- Testing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide
Obrien Electrical Contractors will gladly inspect everything about your home’s electrical system and provide a robust series of options that can help. Whether you need to improve your home, make it safer, or make it more efficient – Obrien Electrical Contractors can help.