Electricians must always do a safety inspection before any work is done on any home. Professionals perform these inspections. The most important reason is that people will always try to avoid paying for an electrical inspection. This includes both the owner of the home and the electrician. It is easy to understand why they would want to avoid paying for it. If a problem with safety is found during the inspection, the cost of the repair or replacement could end up being more than the initial investment. If an owner or electrician tries to charge more than necessary for the inspections, I am sure that word will get out that there is something wrong, and clients will not come back to work with an electrician that charges too much. In my experience, it pays to do the job right the first time!
Another reason that I recommend that people get wiring safety inspections done on all of their electrical wires and components because they are potentially hazardous. I recently had an opportunity to install new high-voltage lights in a house that had them already installed when I went to do the work. I must get the wiring inspected before I start any work. I also have to make sure that all of the wires and cables that run from the wall are in good, safe, and operational order.
One of the clients I recently did a wiring safety inspection on came in wanting to know if the home I was working on was compliant with local codes. He told me that he had installed new wiring in the house and wondered if there were any code violations because of the wires not meeting the building code. He was quite concerned because he thought that this could cause us a lot of money if the contractor were caught building a house illegally.
The great thing about a wiring safety inspection on home electrical issues is that you can see any problems without actually having to pull up the walls or cut through anything. This can really help someone avoid making the situation worse. For example, you never want to call a plumber to have one of your wires fixed if you can find it without actually having to break through the wall. If you’re calling a professional electrical contractor instead, you may be able to get the contractor to come out and look at the issue without actually cutting the wire. By checking with your local Better Business Bureau first, you can also make sure that you’re going to a trustworthy and honest electrician.
One other reason that I recommend people need to have wiring inspections done on their homes is because electricians are not the only ones that should have access to the wires that run throughout the house. For example, if there are leakages or electrical issues in the basement, you may need to have basement repairs done as well. Most basement waterproofing systems use metal wires that are often corroded or damaged. You can get the electrical issue fixed professionally, or you can hire an electrician to fix the problem for you. If you don’t have a basement, or if your basement is a finished basement, you need to have wiring inspections done to ensure that you keep your home safe.
If you think that having home electrical inspections done is expensive, you should call us first. We can help you find the best electrician to work in your area, and we can also help you save money by giving you prices far below the competition. Since we have electricians that work for a living instead of a part-time job, we are in a unique position to give you prices that will blow you away.
To get started, contact us and let us know the type of wiring you have located. Next, you will have to provide us with the name of the electrician and the contact information for that person. From there, the inspector will be able to review the materials and identify any potential hazards.