The electrical system in your house is by far its most important feature. Between HVAC equipment, kitchen appliances, and a fleet of entertainment devices, we use our electric system around the clock. If you are having issues with your electrical system, give our team a call at 1-800-642-4419 to book an appointment. Our expert electricians offer top-of-the-class electrical inspections for homes in areas of North Carolina such as Charlotte, Greensboro, High Point, Gastonia, Concord, and Huntersville.
When there is a problem with your electrical system, it’s more than an inconvenience: power surges, faulty circuit breakers, and frayed wires spark fires and produce deadly shocks in thousands of homes yearly. Home buyers should always schedule electrical safety inspections when purchasing a new home.
Our Electrical Inspection Process
You can expect an easy, straightforward process when you schedule an electrical home inspection with our team. Our certified professionals inspect your home for a healthy electrical system and will check the circuit breakers, inspect wire coating, and look for defaults.
Check the Circuit Breakers
No home is complete without a circuit breaker. These mighty devices directly funnel electricity from the city power system to your home.
When a circuit breaker detects a surge (or too much power), it automatically switches the circuit off instead of allowing the excess power to fry your appliances or spark a deadly fire.
When we inspect your property, we will analyze the health of your circuit breakers to guarantee it’s the proper size for your home as well as ensure it’s in good condition.
Inspect the Condition of Wiring
Your electrical system is made of hundreds of wires. After a while, excessive heat can blister off wire coating, decades of use can degrade wires, and pesky rodents gnaw and sever wires.
Frayed, exposed, or damaged wires equal serious safety liabilities. When our team of professional electricians inspect your home, we will ensure your wiring is in healthy shape to keep you and your family safe.
Confirm GFCI Power Outlets Are Wired Correctly
If there is one aspect not to brush off, it’s your home’s GFCI power outlets. A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) detects water and shuts down the circuit to prevent users from electrical shocks. As a result, GFCIs are placed in rooms where there is possible water interaction, like in kitchens or bathrooms.
Inspect the Electric Meter for Defects
An electric meter is a device that measures how much electricity your home uses and reports that to the power company for billing. You could overpay hundreds of dollars if your electric meter isn’t working properly.
Do not risk your hard-earned money. Allow our team to inspect your electric meter to ensure it is sending the correct measurements.
Check All Light Switches, Fan Switches, and Outlets
Light switches, fan switches, and power outlets are the key to harnessing the powerful electricity in your home and funneling it into the appliances. Our team of licensed electricians offer comprehensive electrical inspections for homeowners in Charlotte, NC and will check all of your switches, outlets, and fans to ensure they are working correctly.
Confirm Electrical Outlets Are Properly Grounded
During a home inspection, we will wield a multimeter, which is a measuring instrument that measures electrical properties and currents. This step ensures your electrical outlets are fully grounded.
Grounding means that any excess electricity is rerouted to the ground before it can cause a fire or a shock. There are dozens of ways for excess electricity to form, like if a connection comes loose, if a rodent chews through a wire, or if a wire wears down over time. Re-routing surges to the ground nullify the threat to keep you and your home safe.
What Our Electrical Inspectors Look For
Our electrical inspectors are trained to look for a smattering of electrical hazards and insecurities. After you schedule a home inspection and local electrical services, our team will inspect the circuits, electric boxes, and more.
Our technicians will check your home for the proper number of circuits for electrical demand. This includes ensuring dedicated circuits for appliances, especially in kitchens. We will also check general lighting and appliance circuits.
GFCI and AFCI Protection
Every home must have proper GFCI and AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter) to prevent house fires from loose wire connections. Our technicians will inspect to ensure both these systems are in working order.
Our staff of friendly electricians provide innovative electrical home inspections and services in Greensboro, NC for old electrical panels on residential properties. Our technicians will check that all electrical boxes are flush with the wall and are large enough for the wire conductors and devices.
During an inspection, our team will review proper cable clamping in boxes. Additionally, we will ensure that the wire gauge matches the circuit amperage.
Your home must use proper cable anchoring. Our electrical inspectors will check that your cables are attached to wall studs and that horizontal runs are at a proper height. Additionally, we will check that a metal plate protects each wall stud penetration to prevent damage from screws and nails.
When installing wiring, it’s important to label wires in electrical boxes with the circuit number and amperage. Our technicians will ensure the wires are labeled adequately for excellent safety and communication between home buyers and inspectors.
Finally, our team will inspect the home for proper surge protection to ensure the residence is not vulnerable to electrical surges. We will utilize surge protectors to protect your electronic devices from frying and sparking fires. Furthermore, our team will use both individual surge protectors and whole-house surge protectors for the utmost protection.
Electrical Inspections in Charlotte, NC, and Other Areas
When it comes to your home, you need an electrical inspector you can trust. Our team of emergency electricians in Charlotte, NC offers thorough, reliable inspections and electrical services, whole-house generator installation, electrical panel installation, and more throughout North Carolina.
If you live in the Burlington, Charlotte, Salisbury, Winston-Salem, Mooresville, and Monroe areas, call our professionals by phone at 1-800-642-4419 to book an appointment. We are available to help you fix damaged light fixtures, install whole-house generators, replace old electrical panels, or update your wiring.
Give our team of expert electricians a call at 1-800-642-4419 to book an appointment for an electrical inspection.