Most homeowners know they need an inspection when purchasing a home. But after moving, they typically don’t see a need to schedule an electrical inspection unless they’re experiencing problems with their electrical system.
However, they may need a professional electrical inspection if they notice any of the following signs:
- Flickering lights
- Frequently tripping fuses
- Worn out outlets
- Strange noise
- Corrosive build up
- The home is 25 years old
- Recently completed renovations or planning to remodel in the near future
Once it’s time for an electrical inspection, here are a few important questions every homeowner should know the answer to.
- What kinds of hazards can be identified during an electrical inspection?
An electrical inspection can help identify shock hazards, defective wiring, circuit overloads, and lack of bonding.
- What happens during an electrical inspection?
During an electrical inspection, Blue Apple Electric electricians will take the following steps:
- Check the meter socket for damage
- Check to see if the service cables are deteriorating or damaged
- Check to see if the grounding system is installed properly or up to code
- Check for damage to the main electrical pain
- Check the breakers for signs of overloading or mismatching
- Inspect GFCI outlets for proper installation
- Check for exposed wires, overloaded power strips, or improper use of extension cords
- Test the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Once the inspection is complete, the homeowner will receive a report indicating the status of their electrical system and the individual components. Our electricians will provide recommendations for maintenance or repairs, if necessary.
- What are the benefits of an electrical inspection?
A professional electrical inspection can help identify worn out electrical components and wiring and inform homeowners of any necessary repairs.
An electrical inspection can also help identify circuit overloading, a major issue in the home if left unaddressed. Homes with a well-functioning electrical system will keep energy costs minimal and reduce the risk of injury from electric shock.
And lastly, scheduling an electrical inspection can help homeowners save money on future repairs that could’ve been prevented through maintenance and early detection.