What to Expect from an Electrical Annual Inspection
As a new homeowner, you will be learning a great deal about your home in the coming weeks and months. There are several areas of the home that must be inspected, cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, including your electrical system. The electrical wiring and components of your home must be inspected on a regular basis to ensure every aspect is working properly. At AC Repair-Garland, we can provide such service options for you. If you are a new homeowner, you may be wondering just what an inspection entails? Read on below to find out what to expect with your electrical annual inspection.
With a professional inspection, your home will be evaluated from top to bottom, with every electrical component covered. Our expert professional electricians are ready to provide your home with a safety inspection to ensure all components are operating as they should be.
Fuse Box/Circuit Breaker Panel
This is an important aspect of the annual inspection. Your home will have a fuse box if it is an older home and a circuit breaker panel in a newer home or one that has been updated. The panel/box needs to be in good shape. If you have a fuse box, the electrician will most likely recommend an update to ensure safety in the home. The electrician will be searching for scorch marks in this area as well as loose or sparking wires.
The outlets of your home will be inspected with each outlet checked for loose covers, marks of an electrical fire or discoloration. GFCI outlets will be checked with an electrical tester for proper function.
The annual inspection will also include the installation of systems. The technician will be checking to see that each connection was installed correctly. An incorrect wiring of the home can lead to an overloaded circuit breaker panel or a fire hazard, both of which you do not want in the home.
Connections located outside the home will also be inspected. Any threat to the cables will be evaluated and changes recommended. Any outlets that may be located outside will also be checked.
During an annual inspection, every aspect of your electrical system will be inspected. The electrician will be checking every aspect to ensure that your home is not only safe but operating correctly. Electrical codes and regulations will vary based on your location and home type. At AC Repair-Garland, you will find our electricians follow strict guidelines to ensure your electrical system is up to code and operating as it should be.