WHY REGULAR ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL
Electricity is one of the biggest conveniences of the modern times. And when your lights, electrical appliances, and other gadgets are all working well, it is easy to assume that the underlying electrical work is in perfect condition. Even when something goes wrong, there is always a quick and easy fix, like replacing a bulb or a broken component in an appliance.
Rather than waiting until your circuit breaker trips or an electrical breakdown occurs, it is recommended that you schedule regular electrical inspections for your home every three months to ensure that everything is functioning well and to reduce the risk of costly emergency repairs.
What Does An Electrical Home Inspection Entail?
Electrical home inspections involve the meticulous assessment of your entire electrical system to ensure that all electrical systems, cables, and components – including your home’s wiring and electrical appliances – satisfy the legal safety standards.
All licensed electricians operate under a National Code when assessing your residence, and are required to provide you with a detailed and prioritised list of areas that need immediate attention, as well as recommendations for improvements and upgrades.
Performing Electrical Inspections
For an electrical inspection to be truly helpful, it should only be performed by a licensed electrician with the skills and competency to perform electrical safety checks. You need a residential electrician who has been trained on common issues to look for in residential properties, and how to correct any problems they find.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSPECTION: DOES YOUR HOUSE PASS?
Though many advancements have been made in making appliances and energy sources safe, there are still unfortunate incidents like electrical house fires. Though electrical fires can happen from not following basic safety rules, faulty wiring and worn out systems can also cause these tragedies. The best way to keep your home safe from these situations is to get an electrical inspection. CMC Electric has a qualified team of experts who can inspect every inch of your home’s electrical system to make sure everything is safe. It’s the only 100% sure way to know if your home gets the “all clear” for electrical safety.
How often is periodically? It all depends on the state of your home. A newer home will do well with a rigorous initial inspection and inspections every few years. When your new home reaches 10 years of age it’s recommended that you get an annual electrical inspection. An older home that’s at risk of some electrical issues should be examined annually to make sure everything is working properly. This is even more critical if an inspection reveals that some parts of your system may be on their last legs.
What Happens During an Inspection?
When we come to inspect your home, we’ll take a look at everything from your wiring to your fuse box to your circuit breaker panel. Our professionals will be on the lookout for common problems that either pose safety risks or make your electric system less efficient.
Here are some of the many components we scrutinize:
The wiring to make sure it’s working well and properly terminated
The overall energy-efficiency of the home
Check to see if your circuits are overloaded
Check your electrical panels for signs of deterioration
Troubleshoot current problems and suggest measures to prevent electrical problems that can lead to house fires
GFCI protection in the proper areas as defined by the NEC (National Electric Code)
Arc fault protection – per code
Proper grounding of your electrical service and circuits
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors – per code
Does Your House Pass?
Your home is an investment that you should protect with some simple preventative measures. There’s only one way to find out if your house gets the “all clear,” and that’s by getting a professional electrical inspection. It just takes a short time to get peace of mind and expert advice on how to keep you and your family safe from potentially dangerous electrical issues. Get an electrician Raleigh residents can count on since 2005 from CMC Electric over your to your property today.
How to Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection
It is a good idea to know how to pass an electrical safety inspection. Electrical safety inspections may be necessary when you are making an electrical change or trying to find the source of an electrical problem. If work is needed, electrical inspections can help determine what work needs to be done. If work was performed, the inspection will ensure that everything was done safely and future problems do not arise. Regardless of what the issue may be, here is how to be confident that you will pass an electrical safety inspection.
If you are having electrical work done and you’re not sure if an electrical inspection will be necessary, you can talk to your contractor. He or she may be able to perform a smaller inspection to make sure whatever work is needed, it will be completed safely.
What to Expect During Your Electrical Safety Inspection
Once you have determined that an electrical safety inspection is necessary, your first step will be to call your electrical contractor. He or she will be able to schedule an inspection in the next couple of weeks. If you are dealing with an emergency situation, let the contractor know so he can come out sooner
Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide you with a written report. This will give you a summary of the assessment and may also include a list of repairs needed and recommendations for improving energy efficiency. Electrical inspections are done by a city or a professional electrical contractor. If the inspection was made officially, it may serve to let insurance and real estate companies know that all work is safe and complete. In unofficial settings, it will let homeowners know that upcoming electrical repairs may be necessary.
How to Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection
Now that you understand the process of electrical inspections and when they are necessary, it is important to be familiar with what you need to know to pass the electrical inspection.
Home Electrical Safety Inspections
Homeowners and landlords need peace of mind that all electrical systems are working safely at home. Protecting your family or tenants from electrical hazards is of utmost priority, and Rytec Electric is here to help.
Home electrical inspections ensure:
Your belongings are less likely to perish in an electrical fire.
Your rental properties aren’t at risk of damage.
Your family is safe from electrical hazards.
Inefficient or unsafe electrical systems in your home can have devastating effects. If you think your appliances are working fine, or you’ve had no electrical issues in the past, remember it only takes one degrading wire or breakage in an electrical circuit to cause a fire.
Protect your home with Rytec Electric
Determining potential hazards or weaknesses in your electrical circuits, before they cause any problems, is essential for the safety of your home.
Avoid costly repairs with a home electrical inspection
It’s easy to avoid expensive repair bills when you work with Rytec Electric. Our certified electricians identify problems and electrical hazards, before any long-term damage occurs, and offer free in-home quotes for any electrical repair work needed.
ELECTRICAL INSPECTION TIPS: WHAT TO EXPECT
Electrical inspections play a crucial role in maintaining your electrical system. Performing one helps to maintain energy efficiency and electrical safety. But do you know what to expect from an electrical inspection? If you’re not exactly sure, don’t worry. Instead, learn from the electrical experts at Roman Electric!
Electrical Flow is Examined
Being the main component of your electrical system, we examine the flow of electricity in and out your home. We check every circuit, wiring, boxes, and outlets. We also examine the service drop, which is how electricity is supplied to your home.
Outlets, Breakers, and Devices are Tested
We run each of your outlets through a test to determine their functionality. Each outlet is also examined for any damages, loose connections, or other defects. The same applies to your electrical panel, circuit breakers, and lighting. Wiring is thoroughly examined throughout this process, helping to identify any issues.
Electrical System is Inspected for Code Compliance
Throughout the inspection, we determine if your electrical system falls in line with local codes and regulations. We do this by checking to see if your home is suitable by NEC (National Electric Code) standards. NEC guidelines are required for every home.
All Problems and Issues are Identified
We perform a full analysis of your electrical system. This helps to identify any present issues, along with the severity of each problem. Problems can be loose wiring, damaged boxes, faulty installations, or more. We let you know the exact status of your electrical system, and the possible effects of each issue.