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It’s Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection

Flip the lights. Turn on the stove. Charge your phone. Almost every activity you do in your home requires electricity. You trust that these things will be reliable and working for you whenever you need it. So, when things go wrong, it can be a real pain to deal with, and cause a delay in your busy schedules.

Also, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damages in home structure fires across the U.S. In addition, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) identifies small appliances plugged into inadequate or improper home wiring as the leading cause of accidental electrocutions.

An easy way to prevent  these mishaps is to have your home or business’ electric work inspected. Electrical safety inspections provides a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems, and components meet legal safety standards set by the National Electrical Code (NEC).

At Mr. Electric, we provide free home safety checkups every time we make a visit to your home. This is a 17-step process. These steps include everything from checking the main meter panel and breakers to making sure smoke detectors are working properly. Here is the full list of things that Mr. Electric will check to make sure is in working order:

  • Main meter panel, breakers and fuses
  • Electric connection to HVAC
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Kitchen receptacles
  • Electrical systems for outdoor pool, spa, and sprinkler system
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Exhaust fans
  • Laundry area electrical system

They also check to make sure that the meter panel has the correct overhead clearance, the point-of-access connections are encased and protected, disconnects fuses and breakers are correctly sized, there is proper surge protection, adequate safety lighting is present, the grounding system meets code requirements, and that there is AFCI (arc flash circuit interrupter) and GFCI (ground fault current interrupter) protection throughout the building.

While home safety checkups can help give you a peace of mind that everything is in working order, they are only basic visual inspections. These checkups can identify electrical, fire or shock hazards. A much more thorough diagnostic inspection can be conducted to provide a deeper analysis of your home. Still, home safety checkups are a free service that Mr. Electric is happy to provide and can catch future problems before they start.

To have your home or business professionally checked, contact Mr. Electric today. 

 

For Further Reading:

Spring Cleaning: Light Globes

The Best Electrical Inventions in the Last 20 Years

Appliances That Need Dedicated Circuits, Part 1

Appliances That Need Dedicated Circuits, Part 2

Appliances That Need Dedicated Circuits, Part 3