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The Importance of Electrical Safety Inspections

The Importance of Electrical Safety InspectionsHiring an electrician to check out your electrical wiring in Tampa may seem like a hassle at first, but scheduling electrical safety inspections is extremely important to the well-being of your home and family. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) affirms that electrical complications are responsible for more property damage resulting in fires than any other problem.

Who Needs To Do The Inspection?

Hiring a trained electrician to inspect your wiring will alert you to the visible and hidden damage in your wiring, and repairs can be done to correct the problems discovered, preventing an electrical hazard in your home. Homeowners should schedule an electrical safety inspection at least every 10 years, but if they rent to tenants, an inspection should be done every 5 years.

What Will They Look For?

During your electrical safety inspection, your electrician will perform many tasks, such as checking for DIY or outdated wiring, testing smoke alarms, searching for damage from rodents and other pests, scanning for weather damage, testing lights and outlets, looking for uncovered or exposed permanent wires, examining the power box and the main breaker's amperage, and recommending repairs and replacements.

What Can You Do?

Don't rely on your electrician alone. Conduct your own inspections regularly so that problems do not persist without your knowledge. Several hazards could be lurking in your wiring, including incorrect voltage that could damage your appliances, improper ventilation for your electrical devices, an improperly sized fuse box, or covered wires. Take care of your electrical wiring, and it should remain in good condition, eliminating your need to see your electrician before your next inspection.

When Should You Get The Inspection Done?

Electricians advise people to schedule an inspection if the house is over 25 years old or if outdated or DIY wiring is present. You should also have the wiring inspected before you buy a house, after a major storm, and on a regular basis. If you're due for an electrical safety inspection, reach out to an experienced Tampa electrician at Charter Electric.

If you are looking for an electrical safety inspection in the Tampa area, give us a call today at 813-720-7380 or complete our online request form.