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What Electricians Check During a Whole-House Safety Inspection
Is your wiring system showing signs of wear and tear? Are your smoke detectors functioning? Are there any fire risks hidden within your electrical system? To ensure your home is safe, schedule a whole-house safety inspection with one of our experienced electricians. During these appointments, you can expect a professional to perform the following tasks:
- Check the light bulbs to ensure the wattage is correct.
- Open every outlet and switch box to check their condition and prevent electrocution risks.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re functioning properly.
- Ensure surge protectors are working.
- Test GFCI and AFCI outlets.
- Give the electrical panel a tune-up.
- Check outdoor lighting and electrical components to make sure they work as expected.
- Examine the main grounding electrode system.
When you schedule an appointment with Edison Electric, Inc., we will provide a complimentary inspection on the following systems:
- Panel inspection.
- Grounding electrode inspection.
- Testing the GFCI outlets.
- Checking the hardwired smoke detector system.
Benefits of Whole House Safety Inspections
While you might think your wiring and circuit breakers are functioning properly, there could be problems you can’t see that can cause larger issues later. Providing peace-of-mind that these systems are working safely is one of the benefits of scheduling a whole-house safety inspection. Other advantages include:
- Making sure electrical components are working properly and are up-to-date.
- Finding and identifying outdated or damaged wiring.
- Identifying potential fire hazards.
- Looking for potential issues in a new home.
- Finding ways to save energy and electrical costs.
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When to Schedule Electrical Inspections
Just like you schedule regular maintenance on your HVAC system and other appliances, you should also book regular appointments with an electrician to examine your electrical system. You should schedule an inspection with a professional to:
- Identify any potential electrical issues before buying a new home.
- Make sure the electrical system can handle a new appliance before it’s installed.
- Identify items that need to be replaced - especially if your home is more than 40 years old.
- Make sure the electrical system can handle a major house renovation.