Electrical Safety Inspections in Austin, TX
Safety Inspections to Eliminate Electrical Hazards
Electrical safety inspections are one of the best ways to eliminate concerns about an electrical fire. Mr. Electric of Austin provides electrical safety inspections in Austin, TX. Our licensed electricians do our part to help protect your family, employees, and loved ones from fire hazards. Our routine inspections help detect electrical hazards before it’s too late. We do everything from upgrading your wiring to childproofing outlets. Getting routine electrical safety inspections is critical to ensure your wiring is in optimal shape. Contact us today to schedule your electrical safety inspection.
National Electrical Code (NEC) Inspections
Mr. Electric of Austin offers National Electrical Code (NEC) inspections. The NEC is the universal guide we use to test your electrical system. We inspect your wires, electrical system, and all components to ensure they are safe and legal. After we inspect your home’s electrical system, our electricians will provide you with a detailed list of our inspection findings.
Electrical Safety Inspection Importance
Electrical safety inspections help avoid fires and shocks caused by faulty electrical systems. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), small appliances that are plugged into improper wiring are the leading cause of accidental electrical shocks. Our qualified service professionals are highly trained to find any problems and determine if you need a repair or upgrade. Whether you have flickering lights or tripped breakers, we can find the root cause of the problem. We believe in the critical need for routine electrical safety inspections to help avoid disasters caused by electrical hazards.
Our Electrical Safety Inspection Checklist
Mr. Electric of Austin performs a comprehensive electrical safety inspection following the NEC guide. Some of the most significant parts of our electrical system inspection include the following:
- Inspecting the electric service panel
- Checking the condition of all switches and wall outlets
- Inspecting for correct surge protection
- Confirming grounding systems
- Locating any electrocution hazards
- Testing arc fault and ground fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs/GFCIs) for proper operation
- Inspecting outdoor electrical systems
- Testing all carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for proper function
- Checking the placement of smoke detectors and their expiration dates
- Inspecting the electrical panel for correct amps, operation, and labels
Benefits of an Electrical Safety Inspection
Mr. Electric of Austin recommends electrical safety inspections to protect your property from electrical hazards. Some of the other significant benefits of an electrical safety inspection include the following:
- Can identify common electrical mistakes made in the past
- Helps ensure all electrical components are working correctly
- Offers potential energy-saving costs
- Locates any outdated or degraded wiring
- Identifies oversized or undersized fuses or breakers
- Inspects for any electrical upgrade needs
What Are the Most Common Electrical Safety Issues?
During our comprehensive electrical safety inspection, we follow our electrical safety checklist to ensure we find any issues. Some of the most common electrical safety issues we find include:
- Exposed Wires – Any areas with exposed wires can shock you or start a fire.
- Ungrounded Outlets – An ungrounded outlet can cause electric shock.
- Painted Outlets – When an outlet plug has been painted over, the outlet may overheat.
- Improperly Modified Panels – Improperly modified panels may cause overheating, flickering lights, or hot spots.
- Double-Tapping of Circuit Breakers – You are at a greater risk of a fire if you put two or more live wires into your circuit breaker.
- Grounding – It is important that your home have a functioning grounding system to ensure the safe operation of your electrical system
- Surge Protection – Multi-layered surge protection will protect your home’s valuable electronics and reduce stress on your appliances
- Outdated Wiring – Knob-and-tube wiring is often found in older homes built before 1950 and does not have proper protection from faults. Aluminum wiring is often found in homes that were built in the 1960s and 1970s and quickly overheats.
- Lack of GFCIs – Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), by law, must be placed in areas with moisture.
When to Schedule My Electrical Safety Inspection
There is no right or wrong time to schedule an electrical safety inspection. We are committed to your safety every day of the year, so we are always ready to perform an electrical safety inspection. Our electric professionals recommend scheduling an electrical safety inspection as soon as possible if you cannot remember having an inspection. Some other times it is best to schedule an electrical safety inspection include the following:
- Before buying a new home
- When trying to reduce energy bills
- Before installing a new appliance
- When making energy-efficient changes in the home
- Before and after home renovations
Contact Mr. Electric of Austin Today
Mr. Electric of Austin is ready to inspect your electrical safety system to ensure its updated and in optimal shape. We always respect the power of electricity and want it to help your home instead of becoming a fire hazard. We will work with you to determine if you need any electrical upgrades or repairs. Our team always offers upfront pricing and free estimates on our services. Ask us about our Advantage Plan for exclusive membership perks. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate of electrical safety inspection costs.