Home Safety Inspection
Unfortunately, your electrical system could pose a big risk to you and your assets. There is a risk that something has gone wrong with your electrical system and a house fire is right around the corner. The biggest problem here is that your wires are hidden behind drywall and paneling. This makes it difficult to know when something is wrong. Remember that maintaining a functional electrical system is essential for protecting your home from electrical fires.
Our company has worked diligently to help Queens residents. We want to make sure that your home’s electrical system is effective, efficient, and safe. This is why we’re happy to offer free home safety inspections with all service calls. During our visit, we’ll check your electrical system for signs of a possible electrical fire.
The following issues will increase the risks.
- Cloth-Insulated Wires – If your home was built before 1950, it was likely built using cloth-insulated wires. This was very common back then but electricians have since learned that it is a bad idea. When the cloth degrades, it will eventually fall from the wire and leave it exposed. This means that the wire will be much more likely to start a fire. In addition to this, there is a greater risk that you or a loved one will touch the wire and get shocked.
- Aluminum Wires – Electricians switched to aluminum wiring between the 1960s and 1970s. While inexpensive, aluminum wiring is not a perfect solution. It increases the risk because aluminum wires are more likely to experience faults that could start a fire.
- Circuit Breaker Trips – When inspecting your home, we’ll look around to make sure that your circuit breakers aren’t tripping frequently. A tripped breaker is a good thing because it means your system is working as it should. However, the breakers shouldn’t flip every day. This is a sign that the system has too much strain on it.
- Outlets Overburdened – During our inspection, we’ll look to make sure that your outlets aren’t being overloaded. Using too many extension cords can create a big problem. This is a bad decision and we’ll let you know about it.
It doesn’t take long to complete an electrical home safety inspection. When you work with us, you can guarantee that we’ll get the inspection completed in a reasonable time frame. We’re confident that our service will save you money in the future and it could help you avoid a house fire.
One of our certified electricians will carefully check your electrical system and notify you of any problems. If your home hasn’t been inspected in several years, you’ll want to call us and take advantage of our free home safety inspection services.
FAQs Free Home Safety Inspection
It is a good idea to have a periodic test performed. This routine test will analyze the safety of your home’s electrical system. The inspection will help determine whether or not your electrical system is being overloaded. It will identify potential hazards so they can be fixed quickly.
There are four types of electrical tests. There are line leakage, high voltage, insulation resistance, and earth continuity tests. These tests are designed to make sure that your electrical system is safe.
You’ve likely seen EICR at some point. Well, you should know that this stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. Once the installation is completed, the installer will write this document and give it to you.
We highly recommend using an electrical safety inspection checklist. You can find one on our website or by searching the Internet with Google. Use this list so you can reduce the likelihood that your home is going to experience an electrical fire.