Considering Safety: Home Electrical Inspections - Parker & Sons

One of the new electrical services offered by Parker & Sons is the whole-home electrical inspection. The Electrical Safety Foundation recommends that homes receive an electrical inspection under each of the following conditions: when a home passes 40 years of age, when a new home is purchased when a major appliance is brought into the home, and when major renovations are made. Even if none of the listed conditions have occurred recently, you may want to consider a home electrical safety inspection if it has been a few years since your last one. In today’s blog, we will cover a few of the details involved in a whole-home electrical inspection.

Fire Prevention: One of the primary focuses of a whole-home electrical inspection is fire prevention. Faulty electrical wiring is a leading cause of home fires. Areas of high risk are locations from which a large amount of power is drawn. There may be additional concerns depend on when your home was built. A good electrician will be able to design his inspection to fit best your unique housing situation.

Electrical Service Panels: It is also important to inspect the condition of all electrical service panels. Natural wear and tear will affect fuses and other components over time. This will need to be changed and cleaned before they cause major problems.

Smoke Detectors: As a bonus, a whole-home electrical inspection with Parker & Sons will involve the testing and inspection of smoke detectors. It is necessary to have smoke detectors inspected at least once a year. They should be replaced after 10 years. If you do not have properly functioning smoke detectors, you are putting your home and your family at risk.

If you are ready to schedule a home electrical inspection with Parker & Sons, simply head over to our schedule a service page to get started.

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