Why Have Your Electrical Inspected

As a homeowner, you rely on the electricity in your home to keep the lights and the WiFi on. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 34,000 homes burn to the ground because of an electrical fire. No matter how new or old your home is, it’s important a professional inspect your electricity from time to time. The initial home buyer inspection from Residential Inspector of America includes this, but here are some other reasons to have it done.

Why You Should Have Your Electrical Inspected

Flickering Lights May Not Be Because of Faulty Lightbulbs

Does a lamp in your living room randomly brighten during use? This surge of electricity is very rarely the cause of a faulty fixture or lightbulb. Instead, flickering or dimming lights is a key indication that there’s something wrong with your electrical. Sometimes, one living room outlet is on the same circuit as a power-hungry appliance. Other times, there’s a short in a fuse or a wire has gone bad. Either way, it’s always best to have a professional check out the system and make any necessary repairs. 

Sockets or Switches Are Hot

Any amount of heat coming from a socket or outlet needs to be a definite cause of concern, especially if the temperature keeps rising. A steadily warm socket is likely okay, but if your outlet is hot to the touch, it’s time to call an electrician or residential home inspector.  You can further test this outlet by moving the plug to another. If the plug doesn’t get hot when connected to another outlet, then it’s time to have the original one looked at. 

Circuit Breakers Shouldn’t Trip Very Often

Whenever a load on a circuit is too high, your break will trip inside your electrical box. These little fuses are designed to keep your home and your appliances safe from too much or too little electricity use. One way to tell if it’s the appliance or the outlet is to pay attention to when the breaker trips. If it trips while the appliance is in use, then it might be a faulty appliance. But if the breaker trips when a certain outlet is used, then it’s likely a fault within your electrical wiring. 

Call us Today to Protect Your Home with an Inspection

When it comes to protecting your current home or one you want to purchase, you need the right residential inspectors on your side. That’s why so many Atlanta, GA, residents turn to the team at Residential Inspector of America. We proudly offer general home inspections and can take a look at any faulty electrical work for you. We also offer sewer scopes, pool and hot tub inspections, and mold testing. So, schedule your inspection today by calling (770) 476-4963.

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