Having a properly functioning and reliable home electrical system is crucial to keeping your family and loved ones safe. Electrical inspections performed by an experienced and licensed professional will ensure that your wiring, electrical appliances and all of their components meet federal, state and local regulations and standards.
The National Fire Protection Association developed the National Electric Code that electricians use to identify potential hazards in your home. The experts at Henderson Electric of NWF follow this code to conduct a thorough inspection of your home’s electrical system and appliances.
When to Inspect Your Home Electrical System
Electrical inspections are most often conducted when a home goes up for sale or when major renovations are undertaken. However, any house over 40 years old should be inspected for problems in the electrical system. If you are considering upgrading your appliances or adding new equipment it’s a good idea to have your home’s system inspected first to avoid any potential issues.
During the inspection, a Henderson Electric of NWF technician will check for common hazards such as loose connections at outlets, fixtures and switches. Other potential problems that may be identified during a home electrical inspection include:
- Overloaded circuits
- Aluminum, faulty or damaged wiring
- Under- or oversized breakers
- Grounding issues
- Testing of smoke, fire and/or carbon monoxide detectors
We will alert you to any issues that are identified during the inspection that need to be addressed immediately. Additionally, we will make recommendations for upgrades or changeouts that would benefit you, including changes that will reduce your overall energy usage.
Electrical Panel Changeouts
The electrical panel, also known as distribution board, panel board, breaker panel, breaker box or electric panel is the central hub of your home’s electrical wiring. An outdated or malfunctioning electrical panel can affect the flow of electricity to any or all sections of your home.
Most home owners don’t give the electrical panel much thought until a breaker trips or an appliance, fixture or outlet stops working. Outside of flipping a breaker to turn power on or off to a specific area of your home, working with an electrical panel is best left to the professionals. The panel handles a great deal of electricity, and simply touching the wrong part can lead to a serious or fatal injury. If you are having problems with a circuit breaker that trips frequently, loss of power to an area of your home, or other symptoms of a malfunctioning electrical panel, call today to schedule an inspection.
Residential Electrical Inspections by Henderson Electric of NWF
When you need your home’s electrical system inspected, call the team at Henderson Electric of NWF. Whether you are buying or selling a home, experiencing electrical issues, or simply want to ensure the safety of your family, we have you covered.