Electricity is a large part of our lives in Minneapolis. Between all of the outlets you use to the appliances in your home, there are a lot of things we need electricity for. That’s why it’s important to make sure your electrical systems are working properly in your home. Electrical safety inspections are great for making sure it’s working properly and safely. When your home needs an inspection, you should know what will be in store.
What are electrical safety inspections?
Electrical safety inspections are checks for all of your electrical systems in your home. There are many things that are checked including outlets, breakers, light switches, circuit interpreters, smoke detectors, and more. These safety inspections should be done regularly to make sure your home is safe for you and your family. Usually, inspections should be done every six months for homes over forty years old and every year for newer homes.
What are the steps to an inspection?
As with any type of inspection, the first step is to schedule an appointment. When our professional electrician gets to your home, they will go through their checklist to make sure your home is safe. There are many things to check with each area of your home. They will have tools that measure the output of specific outlets, breakers, and switches. The electrician will also check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors because the wrong amount of electricity will damage your detectors. At the end of the inspection, the electrician will give you a list of suggestions and can explain why those fixes should be made or how urgent it is.
Why should I get an inspection?
Electrical issues can be very dangerous to you and your family. From burning out your electronics to electrical fires, there are many costing issues that could happen. Not only could it get costly, it can also be dangerous. As mentioned earlier, professional inspections should be done every six months for homes over forty years old and every year for newer homes. Besides the professional visits, you should be checking for anything odd in your electrical systems every month. Odd things may be noises, heat, or, in extreme cases, sparks. If you see any of these issues, call an electrician right away.
If you have any questions about electrical safety inspections, feel free to reach out or make an appointment. At Twin City Heating and Air, we have our electrician ready to help with your electrical systems.