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Ensure Your Tulsa, OK, Home's Electrical System Is In Peak Condition With Comprehensive Electrical Inspections
The story on the evening news chilled you to the bone. A house in your neighborhood suddenly catches fire and burns nearly all the way down. Thankfully no one was hurt, but when you heard the cause - an electrical fire - you couldn't help but wonder "Could it happen to my home?" The good news is, you don't have to wonder. With thorough electrical inspections from Watt's Right Electric, you can be certain that your home's electrical panel, breakers, and wiring are all up to the task of providing your home with reliable power efficiently, effectively and above all, safely.
An electrical inspection can help give you peace of mind that your home's electrical system is in good shape. It can identify potential failure points for repair, reveal areas where you might be able to increase capacity or efficiency and uncover lurking issues that could become dangers to your home in the future. At Watt's Right Electric, our experts will go through every facet of your electrical system with a fine-toothed comb so you can be certain you're good to go.
The purpose of an electrical inspection is to ensure the safety and compliance of electrical installations in a building or property. Qualified inspectors assess the electrical system, including wiring, outlets, switches, circuit breakers, and grounding, to identify potential hazards, code violations, and fire risks. Inspections help prevent electrical accidents, fires, and property damage, ensuring that the electrical system meets the safety standards set by local building codes and regulations. Regular electrical inspections are crucial for homes and commercial buildings to maintain a safe and reliable electrical infrastructure.
Your home electrical system should be checked at least once every 3 to 5 years by a licensed electrician. Additionally, it's essential to have an electrical inspection if you notice any signs of electrical issues, such as flickering lights, frequently tripped circuit breakers, or burning smells. Regular inspections help identify potential hazards, ensure compliance with safety codes, and maintain a safe and reliable electrical system in your home.
First of all, inspecting electrical wiring at home requires caution and should ideally be done by a licensed electrician. If you have some expertise start by turning off the power at the main circuit breaker to prevent accidents. Visually inspect outlets, switches, and electrical panels for signs of damage, loose connections, or scorch marks. Check for exposed wires or frayed insulation. Use a non-contact voltage tester to verify power is off before touching any wiring. For a more thorough inspection, an electrician may use specialized tools to test circuits, check voltage levels, and identify potential issues.
When Is A Good Time For Electrical Inspections?
The short answer is: anytime. Anytime you want to make sure there are no issues with your home's power systems. Ideally things will work as they're supposed to and electrical power will be available any time you flip a switch or plug something in, but if you've noticed anything odd going on with your system it's a good idea to have it checked out. Some other times you'll want to have an electrical inspection performed include:
- When Buying A New Home - Have the new home thoroughly checked to make sure there aren't any issues with the electrical system or wiring that the seller should take care of before completing the sale.
- If You Live In An Older Home - If your home is more than 40 years old, there's a good chance that some of its wiring may have degraded and may need to be replaced. An inspection will find out if that's the case, and identify any other problems that exist.
- After Major Renovations - We trust that our colleagues in the home contractor industry do their due diligence when working on renovating your home. But as they say, "Trust, but verify." In this case, an inspection can ensure there was no accidental damage done to your electrical systems while the renovation work was being done.
- Before Installing Major New Appliances - If you're looking to upgrade the equipment at your home, it's a good idea to have an inspection done to make sure your current wiring has the capacity to handle the added load.
What Are The Benefits Of An Electrical Inspection?
It's always good to know that major components of your home are in good working order, but here are some additional advantages you can enjoy when you have an electrical inspection:
Keeping Your Home & Family Safe
Without a doubt, the most important reason to have a home electrical inspection performed is to root out any potential dangers lurking within your home's electrical system.
Compliance With Local Codes
Nobody wants to get fined for having their home outside of local code regulations. An inspection can uncover if there's anywhere your home lags so you can get those issues corrected.
Protect Equipment From Damage
Appliances, tools, home entertainment - this equipment isn't cheap. Power spikes or other anomalies in your system can damage them, sometimes irreparably, so get those problems fixed before they can cause chaos.
Save The Strain On Your Wallet
With an electrical inspection, you can keep minor problems from turning into major repair costs, make sure there's no power loss that is bleeding into your power bill and potentially even lower your home insurance premiums as your insurer will have proof your home is in prime condition.
A Home Electrical Inspection Is "Watt's Right" For You
If you have questions or concerns about your home's power system, the easiest way to answer and alleviate them all is with a comprehensive electrical inspection performed by your professional partners at Watt's Right Electric. If you'd like to schedule an inspection, send us a message online or call (918) 972-0720 today!