These are scary numbers, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg! According to The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) each year there are nearly 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage attributed to electrical systems in the home. Since your electrical system is mostly ‘behind the walls’ it can be hard to detect problems and potential risks.
Our background checked, drug tested, professionally trained electricians will provide a thorough examination of your entire electrical system to assess for electrical dangers and hazards. Our Electrical Safety Check includes a visual assessment of your home for electrical dangers and hazards including:
Once we complete the Electrical Safety Check we will go over our findings with you, and if there are potential risks we will provide you the information you need to protect your family and home.
The fact is older homes were not built to the safety standards newer homes are required to adhere to. Not only the type of wiring (aluminum wiring or cloth-covered wiring is no longer considered safe), but the techniques used in older homes may not be up to today’s safety standards. In addition, older homes were not built to support the electrical needs of a modern household, which means that over the years modifications have probably been made that, we often find, were not done correctly.
* Several representative outlets will be checked to assess the condition of the wires in the wall and the method by which they were installed. Typically, an inspection of three to four outlets in a home will tell us how they were wired and the general condition of the wires in the wall. If rewiring has been done, additions added on, or remodeling projects completed, additional inspections will be required. In the event that issues are discovered a more in-depth inspection may be needed.