Albuquerque Home Electrical Inspection Explained
Electricity is usually running in the background, providing us with power to all our various modern day needs. Yet, electrical problems are one of the leading causes of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the largest generator of property damage in structure fires.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) has determined mini appliances, plugged into incorrect or faulty wiring to be the leading cause of electrocutions. These safety risks are best remedied by having an electrical home inspection.
What Is an Electrical Home Inspection?
Electrical home inspections give a complete evaluation of the home’s total electrical system, making certain all wires, systems and appliances are up to current safety codes. During inspection, electricians use the National Electrical Code (NEC), which determines the specifications for minimum standards in the U.S..
Once the inspection has been completed, your electrical inspector provides a comprehensive list to the homeowner, prioritizing any places needing to be addressed immediately, as well as advice for improvements or possible upgrades.
When Do You Need an Electrical Safety Inspection?
There are specified times when homeowners need to schedule electrical safety inspections. It is recommended by the Electrical Safety Foundation to schedule electrical safety inspections at the following times:
- Purchasing a home
- Home is 40 years or older
- Adding a new appliance
- After a major renovation
Benefits of an Electrical Safety Inspection
An electrical home inspection is crucial to ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones. Having a qualified professional examine your home’s electrical system, will ease your mind by:
- Making certain all the electrical units in the home will be able to operate safely.
- Revealing common electrical errors made by previous contractors and DIY projects.
- Identifying out-of-date wiring like knob & tube, or aluminum.
- Spotting wiring and units that may have deteriorated over time
- Locating oversized fuses or breakers that could cause a fire
- Making improvements, preventing fire and safety hazards
- Allowing you to save on energy bills and reduce consumption
- Achieving requirements needed for insurance risk assessment
- Verifying that the electrical system in a new home is safe before you purchase
What Does an Electrical Home Safety Inspection Include?
Our experienced electricians are very familiar with residential electrical hazards and our electrical home inspections provide the following:
- Verify condition and operation of outlets and switches
- Check for electrocution/shock hazards
- Verify proper light bulb wattage
- Verify proper operation of arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs)
- Check all safety and security lighting
- Verification of grounding system
- Check for proper surge protection
- Verify correct placement of smoke detectors
- Test all smoke detectors
- Test all carbon monoxide detectors
- Inspect the electrical panel for correct labeling, operation and amperage
- Inspect outdoor electrical systems
- A thorough, prioritized report of any concerns with your home’s electrical system
Schedule Your Albuquerque Home Electrical Safety Inspection Today
Our professional electricians offer free safety inspections with every service call. Don’t delay! Contact us today to protect your family and home with an electrical safety inspection.
Call us at 505-804-9534 or schedule an appointment online.