Home safety is an important issue that not many homeowners think about, especially when it comes to the electrical system. Our Birmingham electricians want everyone to have a safe and happy home so we want to help educate you on the importance of Electrical Safety Inspections, why you should get them, and when you should get them done.
An annual electrical safety inspection will protect your home and family. The inspection should cover testing and visual inspection of every aspect of your home's electrical system including the following.
Water and electricity don't mix, so safety around the pool is of paramount importance for any homeowner. Bad wiring and faulty pool lighting can threaten the life of your family and friends.
Be prepared this summer by making sure your swimming pool lights, outdoor outlets, and all your outdoor electrical components are inspected and maintained.
Main Service Panel – The main panel that houses the breakers will need to be upgraded about every 10 years for people who live in their homes and 5 for people who rent to a tenant. This panel supports the electrical load of the household, so for safety's sake, find a residential electrician who is qualified to inspect it and upgrade it for you.
GFCI Outlets – Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are a type of outlet that cuts off power to the outlet when it senses water. Your electrician can install those for you if your home is not up to code or if you feel you would like them throughout the house for safety.
Loose Wiring – Faulty wiring is the number one cause of house fires, so make sure you get an electrical safety inspection which covers wiring, GFCI outlets, the service panel, and everything else.