Buying a home is a significant investment, and maintaining it is crucial to ensure it is both safe and comfortable. However, some aspects of home maintenance are often overlooked, such as electrical safety inspections. The electrical system in a home is essential, but it can also pose significant dangers if not appropriately maintained.
Electrical inspections are paramount in identifying potential issues, preventing electrical fires and saving your family from harm. At Boothe's Heating, Air, Plumbing, Drains & Electrical, we provide reliable and professional electrical home safety inspection services to ensure homes in Southern Maryland comply with code and are safe.
An electrical home inspection is a thorough examination of a home’s electrical system, performed by a qualified electrician. It focuses on identifying code violations and outdated electrical components, and evaluating the overall electrical safety of the system. These inspections involve a detailed examination of electrical wiring, electrical outlets, light fixtures, the electrical panel, and other electrical fixtures to determine if electrical problems exist. By doing a home electrical safety inspection, you can identify any potential safety hazards and create a plan for solving them before it is too late. The aim is to ensure that your home is safe and comfortable to live in and you aren't at risk for an electrical fire or electrical shocks.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical issues are the second leading cause of residential fires in the United States. Electrical faults frequently trigger mayhem and destruction. Some of the electrical hazards we commonly come across include improperly installed light fixture equipment, overloaded circuits, and exposed wiring. These hazards have the potential of causing considerable damage to your home, and most importantly, they pose a danger to your family. By conducting a home electrical inspection by certified electricians, you will identify and correct any potential hazards. This way, you can be sure that you are keeping your family and property safe.
Code compliance is a critical aspect of electrical safety. The National Electrical Code (NEC) outlines the required procedures and policies for installing and maintaining electrical systems. Compliance with the code is essential to ensure your home is safe and that your family is not exposed to electrical hazards. Ignoring code compliance can lead to serious ramifications such as fines and even endanger your insurance coverage. Boothe's electricians are familiar with the regulations and codes that homes in Southern Maryland should adhere to, and therefore we know what to look for when conducting an inspection of your home's electrical safety. With our certified electricians, you can be sure that your home meets code and is equipped with the necessary electrical devices for your family's safety, such as GFCI outlets, arc fault circuit interrupters, carbon monoxide detectors, and more.
A comprehensive home electrical inspection involves an evaluation of various components of the electrical system. Typically, an electrical inspection should evaluate:
These essential components of the electrical system distribute the electricity throughout the house, and they need to function properly to prevent overloading. Frequent tripped breakers in your breaker box are a sign of an electrical problem. Your home needs to have enough power for the HVAC system as well as small appliances to avoid a dangerous situation.
Your outlets and light switches are areas with high exposures to electrical hazards. Our electricians examine your outlets to ensure they function as designed and check the wiring. Buzzing sounds or strange smells from these fixtures are a sign they are not in good shape.
Outdated wiring can be a significant hazard to your home. Our electricians will examine the home's wiring to ensure it is up to code and reliable. A burning plastic smell can be a sign of melting wiring insulation, which is a fire hazard.
Home electrical inspections are essential to identify any potential electrical hazards that could lead to harm to your family or property. Furthermore, compliance with electrical codes is mandatory to prevent serious issues that might lead to dire consequences. If you live in Southern Maryland and need an electrical inspection for your home, whether it’s a new build or you have recently moved, contact Boothe's. We are the leading electrical service company in Southern Maryland, and we have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure that your homes are safe and compliant.