Electrical Safety Inspections
The electricity cables in our homes are always behind the scene, mostly inside the walls and this keeps your house safe and allows you to decorate it without the inconvenience of the cables. According to statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association, electrical faults are the largest causes of accidents that lead to the destruction of most homes in the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission has identified improper and inadequate wiring in a home as the main causes of electrocution especially when small appliances are plugged in. An electrical inspection in your home will reduce these hazards and ensure that you and your family are safe from electricity related accidents.
What Are Electrical Home Inspections?
An electrical inspection in a home is an examination that covers your entire home including the electrical wiring, systems, and appliances ensuring that they all meet safety standards. All electricians handling the inspection or any other task related to electricity follow the National Electrical Code which describes the minimum parameters in any home. After completing the inspection process, a Fail Safe Electric inspector will provide a detailed report that will include priority areas that need attention and recommendations for needed improvements and suggestions for upgrades.
Inspections are recommended when:
– Buying a new or old home
– A home hits 40 years
– Adding a new appliance
– A renovation is done in a home
The Inspection will:
- Ensure that all electrical operations are safe
- Assist in the saving of energy which will consequently reduce your utility bills
- Identify any mistake made by the electrician, contractors and DIY jobs
- Ensure that the home meets insurance requirements
- Enable the correction is safety and fire hazards
- Identify any old wiring that might lead to faults or malfunctions
- Give you electrical safety information before you purchase a new home.
- Identify oversized breakers or fuses that might cause fire
A Fail Safe Electric Inspector will:
- Verify the correct wattage for our bulbs
- Assess the outdoor electrical system
- Inspect wall outlets and switches condition and operation
- Confirm the grounding systems
- Assess electrocution and shock hazards
- Test carbon monoxide detectors if present
- Check all security and safety lights
- Validate proper surge protection
- Inspect the electrical panel and ensure that there is proper labeling, operation and amps
- Verify the correct location of smoke detectors and test them
- Ensure that arc fault circuit interrupters are in a good working condition
- Provide a detailed report which will cover all areas and indicate any special attention area in the house.
Fail Safe Electric professionals will ensure that all parts of the house are inspected in relation to electrical systems to make sure that you are living in a safe home. Safety in a home should not be compromised; do not want to wait till there is a malfunction, call us today and we will send our best inspector to confirm that your home is safe and suggest upgrades that will make it safer.