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Oct 10, 2022

What to Expect During an Electrical Safety Inspection

An electrical inspection is a comprehensive review and examination of an entire electrical system to ensure the wiring, systems, and components are working correctly and meet legal safety standards. Regular electrical safety inspection plays an important role in maintaining your electrical system and gives you peace of mind that your property is fire safe. Unfortunately, most people take electrical safety inspection for granted until a major electrical fault occurs. Ignoring electrical safety inspection in your home or office increases the chance of electrical fires and electrocution.

A Thorough Examination of Electrical Wiring

Being one of the main components of your electrical system, an electrician will inspect your electrical wiring and identify wiring that may have degraded over time. They will also check for old wiring that needs to be replaced, check wiring methods to ensure they are suitable for current use, and identify potential wiring problems that could cause problems.

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A Review and Checkup of Electrical Outlets, Breakers, And Devices

An electrician will examine each of your electrical outlets, electrical panels, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices to determine their functionality. They will also check wall switches, examine the meter box, and test smoke alarms to ensure they are in good working condition and identify potential defects. An electrical inspection will reveal if there’s any lack of earthing, mistakes made by inexperienced electricians, or potential electrocution risks.

An Examination of Electrical Flow

When you schedule an electrical safety inspection, you can expect the electrician to examine the flow of electricity throughout your home to ensure all systems are working correctly. The electrician will check your electrical circuits for any defects, improper behavior, overloading, or degraded components.

Electrical System Is Inspected for Code Compliance

Your electrical system should be compliant with National Electric Code (NEC) standards. An electrician will inspect all the components of your electrical system to ensure code compliance. Some examples of NEC requirements for electrical systems include:

  • GFCI outlets should be installed in moisture-prone areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, and outdoors.
  • All appliances, fixtures, and switches must be safely grounded.
  • 20 amp circuits require 12-gauge wire and 15 amp circuits require 14-gauge wire.

During an electrical safety inspection, the electrician will ensure your property is compliant with these requirements and all NEC standards.

Signs Your Property Needs an Electrical Safety Inspection

  • Your lights flicker when appliances are turned on
  • Circuit breakers frequently trip
  • You don’t have GFCIs installed in your home
  • Wall switches or electrical outlets feel warm

Call Mr. Electric for Electrical Safety Inspection in Your Home or Business

Keep your home or business safe from electrical dangers by giving the experienced electricians at Mr. Electric a call. Our skilled and dedicated team of electricians are capable of carrying out electrical safety inspection in a wide range of properties. At Mr. Electric, we pride ourselves on consistently providing reliable and cost-effective electrical services to homeowners and businesses in the areas that we serve.

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