From the low energy consuming lights and lamps to heavy input air conditions and ovens, almost our entire homes are powered with electricity. As homeowners, we tend to overlook that our homes’ electrical system is made of degradable materials, and they need maintenance over time. According to the U.S. Fire Department, there are an estimated 24,200 fires in houses due to electrical malfunctioning.
You can avoid such events by having frequent electrical inspections of your home. Here are five reasons why electrical inspection is important and can benefit you tremendously.
Lower the Risk of Fire & Electrocution Hazards
As mentioned earlier, electrical malfunctioning is one of the leading reasons for home fires. The electrical wires and housing degrade over time, reducing their efficiency and leaving exposed wires and other unsafe electrical components. Moreover, rodents and rats chew on wires hidden behind the walls until they cause an unfortunate event.
These problems pose a severe threat of fires and electrocutions. Our team of electricians has the expertise in home inspection for such issues that can save you and your family from significant loss.
Identify Faulty Electrical Appliances
Faulty electrical appliances often cause fires and short circuits. Sometimes, the electrical outlets are not properly wired or loose, causing the appliances to malfunction. However, the problem can lie within your appliance, which, without an electrical inspection, will be a threat to the user.
For instance, you might have spilled liquid on the appliance, or it might have soaked moisture. This can result in a malfunctioning device. Besides that, you might be mismatching the wattage required by the machine to the wattage output of your home. In that case, your appliance will not work correctly. An electrical inspection by professionals will eliminate these problems and save you from losing expensive machinery.
Ensure Optimal Operation of Your Home
If you live in an old home or have moved to a home that is several decades old, there is a high chance that the electrical system of that home is outdated and deteriorated.
Generally, old houses have outdated electrical systems that were not built to support the technological needs of today. They didn’t have so many appliances and devices consuming a major chunk of the house’s electrical supply. Outdated electrical systems result in insufficient power that can affect your valuables’ health and performance.
On the other hand, the electrical systems are bound to deteriorate over time. Weak and worn-out components result in inefficient electric supply, require frequent repairs, and electric shocks and fires. An electrical inspection of the home will help you determine if you need to upgrade your home’s electrical system.
Help Design Improvements
You want an electric system for your home that provides an uninterrupted energy supply without posing any safety hazards to you and your family. That’s why you need to have frequent electrical inspections so the electricians can determine any issues that can be a safety hazard. Upgrading your electric system will also offer you the opportunity to improve your home’s lighting, making it more attractive.
Our team of electricians will be more than happy to suggest attractive and cost-effective solutions such as installing LED lights and having an automated lighting system. Besides that, you can also discuss improving your home’s security around children. This involves installing caps on the electrical sockets.
The electrical inspection can be an excellent opportunity to get your home inspected while drafting ideas for design improvements for your home’s electric-related aspects.
This might not be the main focus for you to have an electrical inspection, but who wouldn’t want their money to be saved? While you have to pay for the inspection, think about how much money you will save if an electrical failure causes a fire in your home or results in damaging an expensive device?
Moreover, faulty electrical systems result in high electricity bills. Not using any power-consuming appliance but still getting a high electricity bill can be a real head-scratcher. You won’t know the reason behind it unless you call for an electrical inspection.
The usual reason behind an unjustified electricity bill is the faulty wires that are not supplying the right amount of electricity. That requires the outlets to work overtime, increasing the bill. Besides that, intermittent electricity also causes the components to heat and damage other parts and appliances.
These reasons are why electrical inspection is important for your home. More than anything, all anyone wants is to have an electric system that works smoothly and doesn’t pose any threats. Golden Electrical Services offers a team of experienced electricians ready to help you with an electrical inspection. Please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.