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When should you schedule an electrical inspection?

There are many scenarios, in which, it is obvious that you need to hire an electrician but what about a regular inspection? How often should you have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system?

After a storm- You should take precautions if…..

-If your home has been flooded and electrical power outlets, wiring or any other parts of your electrical system have gotten wet.

-If any of your electrical appliances were affected by the storm water. Be careful to avoid touching anything that is run on electricity before a licensed electrician can deem it safe.

-Depending on the area you live in, If there is a flood and your electricity is disconnected, you may even need a certificate from a licensed electrician before your power can be reconnected.

Older Homes-

-If you have old wiring and it hasn’t been updated in awhile.

-If your home is over 25 years old, or sooner if you have any concerns. For example, these concerns could be breakers being tripped repetitively, or regular power outages occurring.

-If any wiring in the house has been done without a licensed electrician in the past.

Are you looking to buy a new home?-

-It is important to have the electrical wiring inspected before committing to buy a home. You never know what work was done to it beforehand. It could help you to negotiate a lower price or get electrical upgrades done on the current home owners dime before you sign a contract.

What do most electrical inspections generally include?-

It examines and inspects...

-Safety switches.

-Power boxes.

-Makes sure there are no electrical hazards.

-Locates any out of date wiring that needs to be brought up to current code.

-Evaluates the level of electrical service you are being provided with.

-Smoke alarms tested to make sure they are properly operating.

-Any exposed wires.


and much more.

So what do you say? Is it time for you to get an electrical inspection done?…