Most homeowners don’t give their home’s electrical system a second thought until something happens, but with a little prevention, you can avoid many of the pitfalls that can leave you without power or put your family at risk. At Maitz Home Services, our expert Allentown, PA electricians will inspect your home’s electrical system to ensure it’s in proper working order and safe for your family.
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What Is an Electrical Inspection?
A whole-home electrical safety inspection is when an expert examines your home’s entire electrical system to ensure all wires, systems, and components are up to code and working properly. Electrical safety inspections are essential to determine whether you have any major issues that can put your family at risk.
When Should You Get an Electrical Inspection?
According to the experts, a whole home electrical safety inspection is best performed when:
- You purchase a home
- If your home is over 40 years old
- If you add a new, power-hungry appliance such as a washer or dryer
- If your home has been renovated
An electrical inspection makes certain your wiring is safe and your electrical system can handle the loads you’re putting on it to eliminate the chance of failure. Also, these inspections make sure the wiring is safe, which protects your home and family against power outages and electrical fires.
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What Does an Electrical Safety Inspection Cover?
Most residential electric companies who provide whole house electrical safety inspections have a checklist they work with to make sure everything in your home’s electrical
system works properly, including:
- Making sure you have the proper wattage bulbs in your outlets
- All of your switches work properly
- Your ground fault circuit interrupters work properly
- Making sure your grounding systems are intact
- Checking your home surge protector if you have one
- Making sure your smoke detectors are functioning
- Checking your home’s electrical load to make sure you have the power to handle it