A routine electrical inspection is necessary at various stages of owning a home; including upon purchase, once a home is 40 years old, when an appliance is added and after a major renovation. An electrical inspection is also necessary if you spot any of these signs in your home. Regardless of the reason for the electrical inspection, here are 5 areas that will be inspected.
Electrical Service Panel
The electrical service panel may be located in the garage, basement or on the exterior of the home. The panel is the control center for the home’s electricity and contains circuit breakers linked to the home’s electrical outlets. During an inspection, a licensed electrician will look for signs of wear and tear, dark or smoky residue and outdated fuses. A Blue Apple Electric licensed electrician will make recommendations for repair and replacement of damaged or worn parts.
The next part of the inspection will involve making sure the home’s electrical wiring is up-to-date and does not pose any safety hazards. Homes built before 1950 may have knob-and-tube wiring that will need to be replaced, and homes built between 1965 and 19732 typically have aluminium wiring which will also need to be updated. A Blue Apple Electric licensed electrician will discuss replacement and repair costs for the wiring and will be happy to answer any questions about the process.
Wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms should have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) installed to protect against electric shock and electrocution. During an electrical inspection, a Blue Apple Electric licensed electrician will test the GFCIs to make sure they are working properly.
Lighting and Interior Outlets
Outlets, light switches and appliance cords will be checked for humming noises, switching sounds, heat and visible signs of a safety hazard such as sparks, flickering, cracks and water damage.
The Blue Apple Electric team is trusted by Las Vegas homeowners to keep their homes safe from electrical hazards. Reach out to the Blue Apple Electric team today to schedule an electrical inspection!