In Home Safety Inspection
What is a home electrical safety inspection? A qualified, licensed electrician will perform an extensive multi-point inspection that provides an in depth look at your electrical system.
Who needs a home electrical safety inspection?
- Everyone should include a safety inspection as part of your yearly home maintenance. Even if your home is relatively new, some electrical problems lay hidden for years before they arise. The inspection is a way to sleep in peace at night knowing your electrical system is safe. The more you know about your home’s condition, the better you can service and maintain it to keep your home trouble and worry free for years to come.
- Those buying a used home should consider having an evaluation done before they move in. This can provide valuable peace of mind as you never know who performed work there previously.
- Those selling a home should perform a safety inspection. Often you can find and fix any issues before a potential new buyer comes through with a home inspector. You can make your home easier to sell without the hassle of negotiating repairs.
Why should I hire an electrician to evaluate my home and not a home inspector?
- A qualified electrician is trained to extensively look at a homes electrical system. The years of experience required allow an electrician to catch things most won’t notice.
- The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) both recommend having all your electrical work done by a qualified electrician, including home inspections. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Electrical
- According the ESFI, home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. Do your part to prevent electrical fires by having your home checked and all work completed by a qualified electrician. https://www.esfi.org/resource/home-electrical-fires-184
- Home inspectors are not qualified electricians. They may know more than the average person about your home but they should leave the electrical inspection to the professionals.
Our inspection includes:
- A visual inspection of your home, inside and out, for loose, missing or damaged devices and plates.
- Any GFCI or AFCI device will be tested to ensure safe operation.
- Light fixtures, switches, and receptacles will be tested to ensure proper functionality.
- The electrical panel will be inspected to make sure breakers are sized correctly, grounding is right, and nothing is loose
- Appliances will be checked to ensure proper circuit sizing
- And much more!
- All problems or concerns found will be written up in a detailed report. There is no pressure to repair anything immediately.
- If you do decide to make an electrical repair, a qualified electrician will professionally complete the task at our competitive service rates. Many repairs can take place immediately following the inspection.