What Is an Electrical Safety Inspection and Why Should You Have One?

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You likely won't even think twice about calling an electrician when you notice that you have a faulty switch or experience an unexpected blackout. When it comes to preventing these issues from happening in the first place; however, many people won't give a second thought. Strange, isn’t it? An electrical safety inspection not only ensures you don't have to worry about these issues when a problem has occurred, but also prevents them from causing harm or damage in the first place. This guarantees the safety of your home or business, and therefore family or staff.

We often have concerns about health and safety measures at work, but less so in our own homes. The reluctance to obtain a home safety inspection is somewhat baffling, especially considering the many examples of house fires that have started due to faulty wiring or overloaded circuits.

A Kenner electrics electrical safety inspection can save you a lot of hassle, or worse, down the track. Let's take a look at what is involved, and why you should be considering one.

What does an electrical safety inspection involve?

Making sure that your home is safe for you and your children should always be one of your top priorities. You also want to protect your most precious financial investment, and home safety inspections are a great way to do this. They are even recommended by state governments and local councils.

An electrical safety inspection involves a review from a professional to ensure that your electrical circuits and equipment are not overloaded and poised for a potential problem. Deficiencies are highlighted so that any potential hazards can be rectified immediately.

This is particularly pertinent in older houses, especially if they have not been inspected for a number of years. These cases are often at risk of faulty earthing or bonding, turning them into a time bomb waiting to explode.

During the electrical safety inspection, a visual audit with detailed tests will be completed with the power switch off. When finished, your system is restored to full power, and you will receive all necessary advice based on the results of the inspection along with any required recommendations and explanations of the implications. You should receive a report that details the overall condition of your electrical installation, the level of safety, and any remedial work that is needed. This will also feature a summary of test results, existing limitations, and the items that need attention.

Why should you bother with an electrical safety inspection?

The primary reason that you'll want to acquire an electrical safety inspection certificate is the peace of mind of knowing that you are safe, or more importantly, an understanding of any potential risks that may otherwise have gone unnoticed until it was too late.

You will most likely want to consider an electrical safety inspection if:

  • You have a home that is more than 25 years old
  • Your property has never had an inspection
  • There is old wiring in your house
  • Equipment within your home has been operating erratically
  • You are using a significant number of appliances that are more than five years old
  • You are about to sell your property as an electrical safety inspection can be an extra selling point to present to any potential buyers
  • It may save you a lot of money

Further to the final point, an electrical safety inspection may uncover some issues which are much cheaper to repair now than further down the track when they have caused significant damage that also needs to be repaired. The inspection will also involve recommendations for other replacements such as lightbulbs that may be better suited to green energy alternatives and other power saving options, which will lower your energy bill in the future.

Interested in the peace of mind that comes with an electrical safety inspection?

Keep your home or business safe from electrical danger and save money on unnecessary repair costs by giving the talented team at Kenner Electrics a call. Our skilled electricians can handle your electrical safety inspection, as well as a range of other electrical services as well.

Known for our high-quality service and positive customer experiences, our electricians are passionate about your safety and the quality of your system. No matter what problem you may be facing, or potentially facing, you'll receive the best advice and right solution every time.

Speak to Kenner Electrics today for a reliable and trusted electrical service that will improve the safety of your home or business, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

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