Learn How a Home Electrical Safety Check Could Help Keep You Safe and Secure
You could need an electric home safety assessment if you’re buying a house, your house is older than 40 years, you’re installing a big new appliance, or your house is getting renovated. If you haven’t experienced this in a while, keep reading to find out what to anticipate. Contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 to get started.
Inspections of the electric panels
Consider your home’s electrical panels as its nerve center. Your house may have an electric panel in the utility room, garage, basement, or another location. No matter where they are, the electrical will inspect the fuses and circuit breakers to make sure they are installed properly, aren’t damaged, aren’t too old, haven’t rusted, or are otherwise insufficient. They will also make that the panel has enough electrical capacity for the house and, if they think it is essential, will recommend upgrading the panel.
Inspection of electrical wiring
We will check the visible wiring to make sure it complies with regulations and has no exposed slices. The inspector will check cables to make sure they are both secured and protected. If the house is older, there can be other things to examine, such the branch circuit wiring’s aluminum cable and knob and tube wiring. These may provide safety risks and make it difficult to insure and sell the house.
Electrical systems in wet areas of the home will be examined with particular care
Any electrical system that is close to water will need to be carefully assessed and maybe updated. Any space with a sink, including kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, and workshops, is normally covered by this rule. These outlets must have GFCIs, which shut them off when they come into contact with water. The inspector will test to make sure they are operating properly if they have previously been installed.
We’ll examine the lighting, outlets, and switches
To ensure that everything is grounded properly, the inspector will examine all lights, including both interior and outdoor lighting, switches, and outlets. A loose, heated, or humming outlet is a warning indicator that maintenance is required. Repairs are also required if there are flickering lights or sparks coming from the outlets.
Older homes could need additional things
An older home’s owner might have additional aspects taken into account. For instance, the inspector will check for problems with surge protectors, electrical problems that could shock or burn children, space heater problems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors’ age and quality, and problems with space heaters.
It can be advantageous to contact your neighborhood electrician to evaluate your home if an inspection is likely to take place. We can let you know about any problems that can be cause for concern and provide remedies. For further information, call 661-728-0126 to reach Sonner Electric.