Electricity has become inevitable in our life. However, it’s not something to be taken lightly. It’s essential to get your home’s or business’s wiring and all electrical components checked from time to time and make sure they are working properly so as to avoid a hazard to you, your family or employees.
Here are situations in which you should get an electrical inspection done of your property from a reputable electrical service.
1. Before Buying a Home
If you get an electrical inspection done of a house you are planning to buy, you can make sure the house is safe or can come to know of the dangerous situations that may cost you big money to repair if you buy the house. It can also be helpful in negotiating a lower price if you find electrical faults.
Sometimes a general pre-purchase property inspection report may include electrical inspection along with other things like heating, plumbing, foundations, fire safety, kitchen appliances, etc. However, you should make sure if it is so.
2. Old or Problematic House
If your house has become old or have problems like frequent tripped circuit breakers or power outages, an electrical inspection is required to spot any electrical safety problem. Thus, if any appliances or electrical circuits are overloaded, or if there are any defects in earthing or problems in the work, it will be revealed in time.
You should also conduct electrical inspection if:
- Your house is more than 25 years old
- If your wiring is old
- If you or any family member has done any electrical work on your/their own
3. Following a Big Storm
Storms and floods can severely affect the electricity of your home. They can also cause damage to the electricity which can be a high risk for yours and your family’s safety. It’s important to take all the precautions for the safety of your home if there is a possibility of a storm and also conduct an electrical inspection if there is a significant damage caused to your home by a storm.
4. Regularly after Buying a House
Even though you don’t find a fault in the electrical connections in the house and so, you bought it, you have to conduct inspections regularly after that to make sure if any problem has not arisen lately.
5. Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your electrical appliances, wirings, fittings, switchboards and earthings is important so as to ensure they aren’t damaged in any way. This becomes even more important if your house is more than 25 years old.
6. Safety Switches
If you haven’t installed safety switches so far, consider installing them. They monitor the electrical current and safeguard you from defective appliances and wiring by performing a quick power cut in emergency situations.
7. Use a Licensed Electrical Service
The above steps should be followed because if you postpone or ignore them, serious situations can arise. To get the electrical inspection and any repair done, a licensed electrical service with trained, qualified and experienced electricians should be used.
Remember and follow these tips and you’ll have a great peace of mind because you and your dear ones will be safe.