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6 Reasons to Get an Electrical Safety Inspection

by Hickerson Brothers on March 3, 2017

electrical safety inspection

Protect Your Family & Your Home’s Integrity

When you want a relaxing evening after a long day at the office, or when you want to throw a party for your closest friends and family  members, we hope that you’re able to look to your home as a place of safety, comfort, and peace of mind. If you’ve been experiencing electrical troubles, such as tripping breakers, outlets that emit a foul odor, defective lights, or frayed wiring, it’s difficult to love where you live. You can restore the affection you once had for your home by enlisting the help of a licensed professional to complete an electrical safety inspection.

Why Should You Schedule an Electrical Safety Inspection?

Per the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), 51,000 homes electrical fires occur every year across the United States, resulting in nearly 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries. While it’s impossible to completely prevent a fire from occurring, there are measures you can take to decrease the likelihood, one of them being having a licensed electrician complete a home safety inspection.

What Does an Electrician Look for?

An electrical safety inspection will provide you with added security and peace of mind.  Here are six reasons as to why you should schedule an inspection, if you haven’t already done so!

  1. We will ensure that your electrical system runs safely, efficiently and effectively.
  2. We will identify any vulnerable areas within your home as well as areas that aren’t up to code.
  3. We will identify any outdated wiring, such as copper or tube, as well as outdated components.
  4. We will inspect your electrical panel to see if breakers and fuses are sized correctly.
  5. We will locate visible and invisible fire hazards.
  6. We will identify areas that waste energy.

After we complete your inspection, we will go over the results with you in detail so that you can better understand your home. Should you choose to move forward with us after we complete your inspection, we will ensure that your home is safe and up to code. We can replace your wiring, help you reduce energy costs, or install new breakers or an electrical panel. Our goal is for you to feel completely confident in the integrity of your home so that you can tend to the more fun things in life.

When Do You Need an Electrical Safety Inspection?

If you have an older home or are planning a remodel, it’s crucial to have your home inspected. Further, if you are looking to purchase a home, make sure to have it inspected before buying it. We would hate for you to purchase a home that has numerous electrical problems that you weren’t aware of.

Here’s a breakdown of when to schedule an electrical safety inspection:

  • Before you purchase a home.
  • When your home is 40 years or older.
  • When you undergo a remodel.
  • When you add a new appliance.

If you think your home is due from an electrical safety inspection, give us a call now! Our electricians would be more than happy to assist you in making sure that your home is up to par.

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Hickerson Electrical is your source for all home electrical services. We’re ready and willing to deliver top-quality service to your home at a moment’s notice. So call today at (703) 594-3913.

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