Electrician Recommends New Safety Inspections for the New Year

With the dawn of a new year, many electricians recommend having safety inspections done to ensure that all electrical components and devices are working properly.
Feb. 2, 2012 - PRLog -- With the dawn of a new year, many electricians recommend having safety inspections done to ensure that all electrical components and devices are working properly. While many individuals have their homes inspected before purchasing them or selling them, experts say most families go decades without having any new electrical inspections completed. Because of the number of potential problems and issues that happen all the time, this is simply not enough.

Loose wiring is one of the things homeowners commonly experience, and this can result in blown circuits, faulty outlets, and many other frustrating issues. In addition, many households will experience a high number of blown circuits. This can be due to an overload, such as having too many things plugged into the circuit at one time. It can also be caused by the need for dedicated outlets for larger appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators and ovens. Electricians will check to make sure the home has GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets, which are designed to help protect individuals from electric shock by monitoring the amount of electricity and the way it is running. In the event that something goes wrong, the GFCI outlet will kick off in less than half a second.

There are many other things an electrician can check as he performs a home safety inspection, including making sure wiring and other electrical components haven’t worn out in the time they’ve been in the home. “Electrical fires are the number one cause of house fires,” says Bob Lord, Owner of The Electric Company of Reno. “For this reason alone, it’s imperative that homeowners make sure their electrical wiring and devices are working properly and that there’s no risk to them or their family’s safety. A safety inspection doesn’t take long to complete, but being proactive about electrical safety issues is a wise move and one that could prevent any number of problems.”

If homeowners notice strange behaviors with their electrical items, they shouldn’t wait, but should call an electrician right away. Lights flickering on and off or simply going off for no reason, outlets that aren’t working, the smell of burning wire or any smoke being present, and anything else that seems odd is a good reason to call an electrician. These are sure signs that something strange is going on behind the scenes and that it should be checked out by a professional.

Individuals should consider having other inspections done as well to ensure that their home is as safe as it can be. Yearly termite inspections are a good idea to make sure the wood in the home is termite-free. In addition to that, checking the smoke detectors in the home to make sure they’re working properly and that the batteries are fresh is something that should be done every few months. Having a professional plumber check the home occasionally for leaks or outdated equipment is another important thing homeowners can do, as well as making sure basements and other areas in the home are not moist or prone to mold. Finally, having surrounding trees checked to ensure that there’s no risk of falling limbs is important as well. Homeowners who are proactive about their property and surroundings are less likely to suffer through a crisis.

Individuals in the Reno area are encouraged to call the professionals at http://www.ElectricCompanyReno.com to schedule an appointment for a home inspection to ensure that everything is in top-notch shape.

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