What Is a Home Electrical Inspection?
An electrical inspection is a complete examination of your home’s electrical system, including all wiring, circuits, and components. This inspection is performed to ensure the minimum standards per the National Electric Code and other local codes are met and that your electrical system is in safe operating condition.
A home electrical inspection includes checks of the following:
-Electrical meter, for secure installation and signs of water intrusion
-Main electrical service panel and its breakers, for signs of damage, loose connections, defective equipment, and other safety hazards
–Electrical wiring, for fraying and insulation damage as well as proper installation and safe wiring types
-Circuit breakers, for proper sizing and clearance, as well as signs of damage and moisture including corrosion, oxidation, and overheating
–Electrical outlets, for the presence of GFCIs in proper locations, grounding, reversed polarity, and signs of damage such as discoloration and loose switch plates
What Are the Benefits of a Home Electrical Safety Inspection?
An electrical inspection for an Atlanta home provides a homeowner with many important benefits, including:
-Protects your family’s safety
-Avoid electrical malfunctions
-Limit risk of electrical fire
-Ensure electrical code compliance
-Avoid fines for electrical code violations
-Improve electrical system efficiency
-Helps you save money on electricity costs
-Save money with early identification and correction of issues
-Identifies problems to make way for performance-improving upgrades
When Do You Need an Electrical Inspection of Your Home?
Many Atlanta homeowners wonder when or if they need electrical inspection. If you experience any of the following situations, you need an electrical inspection:
New home purchase
An electrical inspection provides verification of electrical system condition before you buy.
Selling a home
Have an electrical inspection performed early on to avoid last-minute surprises tanking a deal.
Homes built 40 or more years ago may not be up to today’s electrical standards.
Major home renovations
Ensure your electrical system is capable of accommodating the changes you wish to make and learn what upgrades may be needed.
Before you install a new appliance, undergo electrical inspection to verify your electrical system is capable of powering this device without issue, or if a dedicated circuit installation or other upgrade is appropriate.
Schedule Your Atlanta Electrical Inspection Today
Ensure the safety of your Atlanta home when you schedule an electrical inspection with Estes Services. Our licensed Atlanta electricians perform a thorough review of your home’s electrical system and informs you of areas in need of attention to improve safety, code compliance, electrical performance, and energy efficiency.