The season is changing, and that means different demands on your home’s electrical system, is your system ready to handle the demand safely? The best way to make sure everything is running smoothly and safely is to call TriStar Electric for your electrical safety inspection. One of our licensed technicians will come to your home and assess the safety of your electrical system. Once the inspection is complete, we will provide you with a report that tells you what, if anything, needs repairing.
Common Electrical Safety Issues
Electrical codes will differ based on where you are, but here are some of the most common issues that come up during safety inspections:
- New appliances wired into old systems
- No GFCIs in damp areas
- Out-dated smoke detectors
- Knob and tube wiring
- Wiring too close to or touching insulation
How to Know when it’s Time for an Inspection
It is extremely unwise to try and perform your own safety inspection. Sure it’s easy enough to look and make sure you’ve got GFCI outlets where you need them and make sure your smoke detector is up to date but unless you’re a master electrician, the full inspection should be left to the professionals.
How long has it been since your electrical system received a complete inspection? If you don’t know the answer to that question, or it’s been more than five to seven years, it’s definitely time to schedule one. Flickering lights, constantly tripping breakers, and non-functioning outlets are also signs that your home electrical system needs to be evaluated.
For ALL of Your Residential or Commercial Electrical Needs, Call TriStar Electric!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!
If you have any questions about our electrical repairs or upgrades, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.
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