Why You Need an Electrical Safety Inspection

The electrical operations at your home out of sight, which means they are also often out of mind. Modern electricity affords us many comforts, yet when problems arise electricity can be quite damaging and potentially deadly. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) attributes the most property damage from household fires to electrical problems. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) also weighs in on the issue by identifying improper home wiring as the #1 cause of accidental electrocutions. Luckily, you are not at the mercy of your home’s electrical system. With a thorough electrical home inspection performed by a certified electrical inspector at My Diamond Bar Electrician Hero, you can address safety hazards right away.

What to Expect from an Electrical Home Inspection

When one of our licensed electricians comes to your home, we will perform a complete examination of your entire electrical system to ensure that it meets current safety standards. All electrical codes are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC). The standards set by the NEC are minimum requirements that all homes must meet for safety and performance. After your home is inspected, you’ll receive an electrical home inspection report from a My Diamond Bar Electrician Hero home electrical inspector. On this report, you’ll find a checklist that will suggest immediate improvement, recommended improvements, and upgrades.

Who needs a residential electrical inspection?

The Electrical Safety Foundation recommends the following in terms of electrical inspections:

  • All homes 40 years or older
  • Homes where major renovation has or is occurring
  • Before purchasing a home
  • Adding a major appliance

Electrical safety inspections safeguard your home. Inspections give you peace of mind the all the electrical components in your home are operating safely. Many times, homeowners aren’t even aware that electrical problems exist. Whether it’s from a do-it-yourself job from a previous owner or unprofessional contractors, you may not realize that your home is incorrectly wired, has outdated wiring, or oversized fuses that are a safety hazard.

Fixing electrical problems can also save you money on energy costs and ensure that your home meets insurance risk assessment inspection requirements.

Residential Electrical Inspection Checklist

When a My Diamond Bar Electrician Hero electrician comes to your home, you can expect him or her to go through the following checklist items:

  • Correct light bulb wattage
  • Condition and operation of switch and wall outlets
  • Identify electrocution hazards
  • Check that AFCIs are working correctly
  • Inspect all security and safety lighting
  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Confirm grounding systems
  • Check surge protection
  • Inspect electrical panels
  • Check outdoor electrical systems
  • And more!

Our home electrical inspection reports are customized for each homeowner. Don’t wait for something bad to happen before you call for electrical repair services. Get ahead of the game! Call My Diamond Bar Electrician Hero today for a comprehensive home electrical safety inspection from the best electricians in Diamond Bar.

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