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Is Your Home Up To Electrical Code?

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May 18, 2018

Your electrical system is one of the most used in your home. Every time you turn on a light, plug your phone in to charge, or switch on your favorite show, electricity is being used. Because it’s so vital for daily life, you need to make sure that yours is working properly. If your home electrical system is old or out of date, your home and loved ones can be at risk. An electrical home inspection will give you the peace knowing your home is safe and up to code.

Common Inspection Points

During your code compliance check, one of our trained and certified electrical inspectors will closely examine various areas in your home that are all linked as part of your electrical system. Here are some of the most common fixtures on the checklist:

  • Electrical box. Some are plastic, some are metal. A technician will check the shape and condition of yours to make sure that its attached properly and the wires inside aren’t damaged.
  • Service panels. You may know this as a breaker panel or a fuse box, but they are essentially all the same. If yours is outdated, or you have been experiencing problems with it lately, its highly recommended that you make an upgrade.
  • Grounding. For safety reasons, your electricity needs to be grounded. If you live in an old house, it’s possible that it still has a knob and tube wiring system in place.
  • Wire and cable size. Different areas may have different requirements, but we’ll be able to tell you yours are up to date.

These are just some of the basics of a thorough electrical home inspection. If you are looking to buy a home, or even sell your current one, being up to date with electrical codes is a major selling point. You will also be actively avoiding fines and safety hazards down the road. For peace of mind knowing that your homes electrical system is safe, call

Why Choose Reliable?

Here at Reliable, we are very thorough with our inspections. In any routine inspection, we will locate your home’s electrical source, which will either be overhead wires or underground wires.  We will check where the wires meet the home’s wiring to make sure that everything is up to code,  including the meter. We look at your home’s system “disconnect” to make sure it exists, and then check the wiring material used along with amperage and voltage.

For safety reasons, your electrical system must be up to date and grounded. We locate where its grounded then inspect your electrical panel. We take off the cover to check the wires and condition of supply and circuit wiring. Inside, your inspector will make a thorough observation of wiring that runs from the main circuit panel to outlets/appliances in the home.

Your home inspection report will identify fire and other safety dangers and instances where you have inadequate wiring for your outlets and appliances being run.  At the end of our work, your home will be completely up to code and safe for all electrical functionality.

Are you concerned or curious about the electricity in your home? Call Reliable for a whole-home check!

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