Electrical inspections are a necessity for home and business owners. Electric systems must be checked regularly to ensure safety and see if everything is functioning properly.
These inspections should be something that you should only let a licensed, insured, and experienced electrician handle.
While you may be able to save a few bucks by having a friend or family member do the inspection, it’s not worth the risk.
The inspection must ensure that your business and home’s electrical system follow the National Electrical Code and that there are no potential hazards that could cause a fire or other problems.
Our residential and commercial electricians at Assurance Electrical Services possess top-tier skills and experience inspecting residential, commercial, and industrial electric systems to ensure electrical safety and fire safety.
We can do an efficient and comprehensive electrical inspection that follows the national and local electrical regulations.
Call us today to get your electrical components inspected!
Signs You Must Get Your Electrical System Checked
At times, you may not notice anything wrong with your electrical wiring and systems. However, that does not mean everything is fine.
Some signs will let you know it is time to get an inspection, including:
Tripping Fuses Circuit Breakers
Both the circuit breaker and fuse are designed to protect your electrical system from overloads and surges. So, if both of these electrical devices are tripping frequently, it is a sign that your electrical system is overloaded.
It is best to call an electrician for an inspection to determine the problem and find a solution.
If your lights are flickering, it could be a sign of loose wiring.
Flickering lights are usually caused by other appliances attached to the same circuit. This means that the circuit is overloaded and needs to be inspected by an electrician.
If you notice that your lights are flickering, make a note of when it happens and which lights are affected. This will help the electrician pinpoint the problem area.
Outlets and Switches That Are Hot To The Touch
If any of your outlets or switches are hot to the touch, it is a sign of an electrical problem. This could be due to faulty wiring or an overloaded circuit. Overusing extension cords may also trigger electrical faults.
In either case, it is best to have an electrician inspect your system to prevent a fire from starting.
Burning Smells Coming From Outlets
If you smell burning coming from any of your outlets, it is a sign of a serious electrical problem.
These are the possible problems associated with burnt smell:
- Improper installation of wiring
- Damaged electrical wires
- Circuit overload
- A foreign object may be stuck in the electrical box
- Extension cords that are being used too much or for too long.
If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to call Assurance Electrical for electrical inspections! We make sure to keep everything checked from your electrical panel, electrical wires, outlets, and switches.
Why Do You Need Regular Electrical Inspections?
Electrical components and wiring are usually kept hidden inside your home, why? Because they are dangerous to work with if you don’t know what you are doing.
This is the reason why homeowners should only hire a professional electrician to work on electrical safety inspections in their homes.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has reported that home electrical fires cause an estimated 51,000 fires annually, almost 500 deaths, and $1.3B in property damage. While most of these fires are caused by electrical wiring that has become old and outdated, any electrical system can fail and cause a fire.
That’s why it’s important to have your electrical system and other electrical work checked by a licensed electrician regularly.
How Often Should You Have Your Home’s Electrical System Checked?
For the GFCI or ground fault circuit interrupters, it’s best to have them tested twice every year. You can test them yourself by pressing the test button. If the light doesn’t come on or if the reset button pops out, then it’s time to replace them.
As for the smoke detectors, it is recommended to test them monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year. You should also replace the entire smoke detector every 10 years.
Electrical panels and wirings need to be inspected every three to five years by a professional electrician.
If you live in an older home, it is recommended to have your electrical home inspection more often. Older homes usually have outdated electrical systems that are more prone to failure.
During inspections, electricians will also ensure that all outlets and switches are working properly. They will also inspect your business or home’s electrical panel for any signs of overloading.
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If you need a Prescott electrician to inspect your electrical system, look no further than Assurance Electrical. We are a team of highly trained and experienced electricians who are ready to help you with all of your electrical needs.
We offer a variety of services, including electrical panel upgrades, wiring repairs, and outlet and switch installation. We also offer regular electrical inspections to ensure that your home and business’ electrical system is up to code.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!