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Electrical Safety Inspections (for New Year Safety)

by Hickerson Brothers on January 4, 2018

We’re excited to begin the new year here at Hickerson Brothers, and want to share our joy with our Virginia neighbors. Starting the year right means finding and making improvements for you, your family, and your home. Your electrical system works hard every year to provide power and comfort to your household, which makes it all the more important to keep it running efficiently. Scheduling an annual inspection will help ensure it continues to work well for years to come.  Kick off the new year right by scheduling an electrical safety inspection with the professionals at Hickerson Brothers Electric!

Why Should You Get an Electrical Inspection?

Much like your annual doctor’s appointment for your health, your electrical system requires the same care. During an electrical inspection, an electrician runs your electrical system through a maintenance checklist to ensure it’s working at full capacity. Additionally, the electrician also identifies and diagnoses any issues, and further determines if your system complies with all safety regulations. The beginning of the new year is the best time to schedule your routine safety inspection for your electrical system, and we have used our expertise in electrical services to compile a list of reasons why.

Seasonal Preparation

Energy is essential during the winter. Spending time in the cold involves cooking hot meals, powering lights, and turning up the heater. With these activities, your electrical system is needed more than ever. Fighting the cold without a working electrical system is a losing battle. Pipes can freeze, food can spoil, and the health and well-being of your family can be compromised. An electrical inspection guarantees that you receive power at full functionality when you most need it.


With severe cold weather, safety must not be taken lightly. Electrical fires are more common in the winter than any other season, so it is important to keep your electrical system performing at peak efficiency. Additionally, a concentration of snow, ice, and rain means a higher chance of winter leakage, which can greatly compromise wiring. Getting an electrical inspection can help diagnose potentially dangerous situations – and get them fixed before any damage can occur.

National Electric Code (NEC)

Local safety codes must be followed to ensure your electrical system runs safely. The National Electric Code (NEC) maintains electrical safety regulations that are followed (with some exceptions) in every U.S. state. Knowing if your electrical system falls in line with NEC regulations is key to maintaining the quality of your home.

An electrical inspection a year will keep your winter free of fear. If you are ready to schedule an appointment for your electrical system, contact Hickerson Brothers today! We strive to keep Virginia homeowners safe and comfortable for the winter, and we are your number-one choice for electrical safety and code inspections. Give us a call at 703-594-3913 to schedule an appointment and experience affordable quality from your Catlett electricians.