It can be easy not to think about your electrical system until you start to encounter problems. However, working on preventative measures can help avoid situations that could leave you without power and put your home at risk.
Gillece Services has served the Pittsburgh, PA, community for over 40 years, and our dedication to our customers’ safety and comfort is shown best through our whole-home electrical safety inspections.
Ensuring your home’s electrical system works properly is important for safety features such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Why Do I Need a Whole Home Inspection?
These inspections give our trained electricians a chance to fully inspect your home’s electrical system and ensure everything is working properly. We’ll inspect wires, electrical systems, and components to find any smaller problems that could put you at risk of bigger issues.
In addition to checking appliances, switches, and grounding systems, our experts will determine if your current wiring and electrical system can efficiently handle your appliances. Wiring in older homes is often susceptible to failure under the strain of modern machines. All the above will help reduce the chances of failure, outages, and electrical fires.
They also ensure that your home is running efficiently to reduce the cost of electric bills. Compared to the inconvenience of power failures and expenses of major repairs, the investment in routine inspections is worth it.
When to Get an Electrical Safety Inspection
A whole-home electrical safety inspection can be beneficial at any time, but inspections are particularly important when:
- Undergoing major renovations
- Adding large appliances like washers
- Purchasing a home
- Your home is over 40 years old
- Before new tenants move in
- When insurance purposes require an inspection
These inspections ensure that your wiring is safe and the existing electrical system can handle new loads of major appliances or additions to your home. They also bring to light smaller issues in older homes that tend to be ignored but could cause bigger problems if they persist.
If an inspection reveals outdated or damaged wires, we also offer a wide range of quality electrical wiring services.
Potential Signs of an Electrical Problem
Ignoring smaller problems with your electrical system will eventually lead to more dangerous and costly problems. You should call us for an immediate electrical inspection if you notice:
- Flickering lights
- Sparks from outlets
- Hot sockets, switches, or spots on walls
- Strange odors near wall sockets
- Frequent blown fuses or tripped breakers
All these issues indicate underlying problems that require professional repair. The majority represent potential electrical fire hazards.