A groundbreaking summer thunderstorm last Sunday left the inside of the State Capitol looking like a river. With hurricane season approaching, Texans need to keep water and electrical damage in mind after storms like these.
Which begs the question: when was the last time you had an electric safety inspection?
You don’t want to risk the lives of your family after a devastating storm. Electrical fires are all too common when water damage and electricity mix. Damaged wiring could overload the entire system if you aren’t away of problems lying just under the surface oof your walls. Always act before disaster hits.
Consider everything from the date of your electrical panel to every outlet in your home and the exposure to moisture when assessing whether you have an urgent need for inspection.
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What Is An Electric Safety Inspection?
An electrical safety inspection covers every area of your home that runs electricity. A good electrician will check all grounding and bonding circuits, branch circuits within your home, wiring methods, and devices that require an electrical connection.
- Are these appliances new or old? Are they grounded?
- Are any electrical outlets warm?
- Are extension cords being used often?
- Do the cords have signs of deterioration or age?
- Are all of the light fixtures working properly? Have diffusers been installed?
- Are all wiring methods up-to-date and modernized?
- What grounding electrodes are present at home?
- Are there any damp areas in the house that electricity is exposed to? Do they have weatherproof enclosures?
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Why Do I Need an Electric Safety Inspection?
Not only does it prevent electrical fires, but it can save you money in the long run as a homeowner.
Any issues seen during an inspection are fixable. If you tackle these issues early on, you’ll be able to move forward with less electrical waste and less expensive repairs. Think of it as proactive, and sometimes preventative electrical maintenance.
Additionally, if someone is harmed on your property due to an electrical issue you could open yourself up to liability if the issue was preventable.
If you ever consider selling or buying a home, ensure you conduct an inspection first.
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Contact Colvin Electric for Your Electric Safety Inspection
Take your homeownership and safety seriously. Call a trusted electrician from Colvin Electric immediately. We have a five-star staff of master electricians that can take care of your concerns.