Electrical Safety Inspection
An electrical safety inspection of your area home can bring you peace of mind. Knowing that your home’s electrical grid is set up safely and operating properly helps prevent the risk of injury to family members or damage to possession or property.
The licensed electricians at Electrical offer thorough, convenient and cost-effective residential electrical inspections for homeowners. If we locate an electrical problem with the home’s wiring or a specific electrical device being used, we can recommend and quickly make any needed repairs to improve your home safety. Our expert inspectors are friendly and can explain any electrical issues in plain language.
A proper home electrical inspection helps homeowners:
Ensure that your household electrical system is properly installed and operating up to established building and safety codes.
Satisfy homeowner’s insurance company verification requirements so that you qualify for insurance and get fair or reduced insurance rates.
Determine if your home’s electrical system is out-of-date, inadequate for your home’s electrical needs, operating inefficiently or if it’s unsafe.
Prevent a damaging house fire, dangerous electrical shock or inconvenient power outage at your home.
Find out about any electrical problems in a home you are about to purchase, which may provide you negotiating power with the seller to cover needed electrical safety upgrades.
Check the safety and efficiency of the electrical system in a home you have recently purchased.
DIY Electrical Inspections or Repairs Are Dangerous
Only a properly trained, experienced and licensed residential or commercial electrical inspector can provide reliable property inspection. Home electrical safety is no place to cut corners or rely upon an amateur.
Expert Home Electrical Diagnostics
If you suspect an electrical problem in your home, if your lights flicker at odd moments or if circuits break constantly, call on the electrical experts at Electrical. If you can’t run the microwave and the AC at the same time—let Electrical help get your home electrical wiring running smoothly and safely. Are your lights flickering at odd moments, or do you hear strange sounds when you hit the light switch? These electrical problems can only get worse unless repaired.
Whole Home Electrical Safety Inspection
Getting your home’s electrical systems inspected can correct small issues before they become big problems. While you may not think about it, electrical problems cause more property damage and home fires than anything else. Whether it’s a miswired light, damaged outlet, or faulty smoke detector, an electrical issue can mean big problems for your Marietta home
The Benefits of a Whole Home Safety Inspection
Getting a thorough home inspection will give you a clear picture of the health of your electrical system. Your expert technician will provide a detailed list of issues that may need immediate attention, are a recommended improvement, or something you might want to upgrade in the future
Here are three benefits you can receive right away from the inspection.
SAFETY – During an inspection of your home’s electrical system, a professional electrician will check the wires, circuits, connections, breakers, and fuses for issues that could lead to electrocution or fires.
SAVE ENERGY – Damaged or defective wiring uses up a lot of energy, which shows up on your energy bill each month. Correcting these issues discovered during an inspection reduce energy consumption, saving you money. Also, if you’re adding new appliances to your home, this inspection will help you determine whether your electrical system is up to the new demand.
THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WILL COMPLY WITH LOCAL STANDARDS – Getting a whole home inspection will get your electrical system up to code and not break any electricity standards. If you’re buying or selling a home, making sure the electrical system is in compliance will bring you peace of mind.
How to Keep Electricity Flowing
Like everything, home wiring doesn’t last forever. When wires get old, they can break or fray, causing a dangerous situation. The key to maintaining the flow of energy through your home is replacing worn or damaged components before a small issue becomes a big, and potentially expensive, problem.
Home Electrical Safety Check
Each year, hundreds of thousands of homes are ravaged by fire – fires that could have been prevented by a comprehensive home inspection. That’s why the Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends that a separate and complete electrical inspection be conducted for any home that is over 40 years old, has had major renovation, major appliances added or is changing owners.
conduct electrical inspections that go further, examining all aspects of your system – and in the process uncovering any hidden dangers. In our comprehensive 100 point safety inspection, Sentry Electric will examine all aspects of your electrical system thoroughly, verifying that every component has been installed correctly and functions safely.
Electric’s “Electrical Safety Inspection” includes:
Inspect switches and outlets for signs of overheating, damage, abuse and loose terminations.
Inspect and verify GFCI protection in all required areas inside are installed.
Inspect and verify proper grounding and bonding of main electrical service.
Inspect entire main electrical service for proper terminations and safety.
An infrared scan of your circuit breaker panel to discover hidden problems.
Inspect all outdoor electrical for “rain proofing” and circuit protection.
Verify all junction boxes are properly installed.
Inspect any sub-panels present for proper terminations and safety.
Verify that smoke detectors are of the proper type and installed in required areas.
Verify that “surge protection” is installed for whole house protection.
If aluminum wiring is present, verify that proper termination methods were used.
Verify proper grounding of switches, outlets and lighting fixtures.
Verify ceiling fan braces and supports are present where ceiling fans are installed.
Verify wiring to any detached structure is installed properly and safe.
Verify main breaker panel is properly labeled.
Verify all branch circuit breakers are sized properly.
Verify required circuits have lock-outs or disconnects installed and accessible.
Verify existing circuits are distributed properly for required load.
Insure that our customer is fully aware of the items that need attention and exactly what the price will be to complete the work before we start.
which is why we highly recommend a regular National Electric Code (NEC) and safety electrical inspection for your whole home. Loose connections, poorly installed switches, aging outlets, absent GFCI plugs, and overloaded circuits are just a few of the things a full inspection might find.
Even if your home was up to code when it was built, the NEC updates over time for changes in technology and new information. Your home also ages over time, leading to degraded outlets, wiring, and connections. Everything wears out eventually. As good as regular maintenance and immediate repairs are, nothing lasts forever.
From the transmission line interconnect to the last outlet in your home, nothing goes unnoticed. electricians will do all of the following:
Inspect the wall wiring for damages or signs of overheating, which could lead to insulation fires
Test your electrical panel to make sure it’s not being overloaded and that none of the breaker switches are worn out
Test every GFCI and AFCI circuit in your home
Check of your smoke alarms to make sure they’re still in good working order
highly trained electricians recommend a full inspection for circumstances such as:
A newly constructed home
A newly purchased home
Preparing home for sale
10 years or more since your last inspection
know it can seem counter-intuitive to inspect a home that’s just finished construction, but getting a full inspection can help you identify problems that were missed or items that were accidentally left out during initial construction. Similarly, inspecting your home before you buy a new one is always advisable and sometimes required. Not only are you aware of what needs to be fixed but you might be able to get those repairs added as part of the purchase contract.
What’s Involved in an Electrical Inspection?
As the weather starts getting colder, homeowners make more calls for electrical inspections. Often this is because an electrical problem has arisen, such as overloaded electrical circuits, commonly caused by the increased use in the number of appliances. Many people are under the false impression that electrical inspections and tests are costly, in terms of both time and money. However, the majority of electrical inspections are little hassle, and ends up leaving the customer with peace of mind, and confidence that their property is electrically safe. Electrical inspections may reveal potential problems. However, these can normally be easily rectified, as it has been brought to attention before it has become a greater and thus more expensive issue.
What is an electrical inspection?
Electrical inspections are based on the electrical system of each individual household. With prolonged age and use, all electrical appliances deteriorate. Therefore, it is important that they are inspected and tested regularly, in order to check they are in a suitable condition for further use. These safety tests are often referred to as Periodic Inspection and testing.
A periodic electrical inspection will:
Find if there are any potential electric shock risks and/or fire hazards.
Reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded.
Identify defective electrical work.
Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.
Electrical inspections should be performed by qualified persons only. They will check the condition of the electrics against the standard for the safety of electrical installations. The electrical inspection will check on the: adequacy, suitability and serviceability of your electrical appliances. For example, it will check the switches, sockets and light fittings; check for any damages and make sure there are adequate signs and notices.