When it comes to keeping you and your family safe, a home electrical inspection should be at the top of your list. Electrical malfunctions are the largest cause of property damage in home fires, and outlets that aren’t working properly pose a serious risk of electrical fires and shocks. That’s why the health and performance of your home’s electric system can’t be ignored.
Many homeowners know that they need annual HVAC maintenance, but don’t realize that periodic electric safety inspections are just as important. So let’s talk about what this kind of inspection is and why you should consider scheduling one with Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric.
What Is An Electric Safety Inspection?
An electrical safety inspection is an inspection of your home’s electrical system performed by a professional. All inspections follow a procedure written in the National Electrical Code. By following these guidelines, the electrician can ensure the safety of your home’s electrical system.
An inspection of your electrical system will include a thorough examination of your entire electrical system during your inspection, including wires, systems, and components. During an inspection, we will:
- Inspect your electrical panel
- Check for surge protection
- Check for oversized breakers
- Evaluate your lighting’s energy efficiency and provide options to improve it
- Check electrical outlets & GFCIs inside and outside of the home
- Verify the grounding system
- Test smoke detector, carbon monoxide, and fire alarm operations
- Replace batteries of home safety devices, if requested and needed
All components of your electrical system should be “up to code,” meaning that they follow the guidelines listed in the National Electrical Code. If for some reason one of the devices does not “pass” inspection, your electrician will recommend an appropriate repair or replacement.
Why Do I Need An Electrical Safety Inspection?
The main reason you should have your home’s electrical system inspected is safety. In 2019, the U.S. Fire Administration estimated that electrical malfunctions caused 24,200 fires, 225 deaths, and 1,050 injuries in homes across the country. Clearly, this is no small issue. Keep you and your family safe by scheduling an inspection today!
Additionally, scheduling an inspection can save you money. Your electrician will evaluate the efficiency of each electrical device and will determine whether or not any device is causing you extra charges on your electrical bill. In today’s high-demand household, any energy savings can help!
How Often Should Your Home Electrical System Be Checked?
Our team at Bacon recommends an electrical inspection every three to five years. This number can depend on the number of appliances in your home and how old your house is. If you notice outlet discoloration or damage, damage to wire casings, or frequently tripped circuit breakers, reach out to an electrician as soon as possible. Additionally, if you have recently built or renovated your home, an electrical inspection is recommended at the beginning and end of the process.
Members of Bacon’s Friends & Family Plan receive a free electrical safety inspection every year for added protection, in addition to a host of other home service benefits.
Make Electrical Safety Your Top Priority
No electrical safety inspection checklist is complete without professional evaluation by a licensed and trained electrician. As the modern American home increases its energy demands every year, make sure that your electrical system is up to the task with help from Bacon.
At Bacon, your safety is our top priority. Find peace of mind by scheduling an electric safety inspection from our licensed, insured, and experienced electricians. With top-quality customer service, guaranteed work, and upfront pricing for all work, we’ll ensure your home’s electrical system is in tip-top condition.
Everyone Loves Bacon: Schedule a Home Electric Inspection Today!
If you think you’re electrical system isn’t up to code, don’t panic! Our team at Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric can help. Our team, located in Rockwall, TX, serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and will be happy to help you find solutions that will best fit your needs.