Make sure your home is safe by scheduling a whole house safety inspection with us today.
From small electric shocks to fires, many things can go wrong with your electric system, particularly if you have an older home.
We strongly recommend that Asheville, NC, homeowners do monthly DIY electrical inspections, and let our team at Champion Comfort Experts do a more thorough whole home inspection annually. We’ll identify any faults or issues before they can put you and your family at risk.
Why Have a Safety Inspection?
While most people know the basics of electrical safety, like to never put metal in the microwave or electronics in water, many homeowners forget the importance of a regular electrical inspection.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) estimates that electrical outlet faults are responsible for over 40 deaths, 100 injuries, and 5,300 home fires annually—but there are other reasons to have a safety inspection.
Even minor issues with your wiring can lead to inefficiency and even damage to your appliances and electronics. That comes with not just additional safety concerns but also an increase in your energy costs.
Our Electrical Safety Inspection Process
We follow the National Electrical Code when conducting inspections. This code covers every aspect of home electrical systems, as well as your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
During the inspection, we look at:
Outlets and Light Switches
We test every light switch and outlet to make sure that they work properly without any indications of a fault, such as unusual smells, buzzing and cracking, or outlets that are warm to the touch.
We’ll ensure that any appliances near water sources use GFCI outlets to prevent electrical fires. We’ll also examine your appliances for frayed electrical cords and many other factors to ensure their safety.
We’ll also test and service your electrical panel and leave behind a label showing the last and next service date.
These aspects include whether you’re using the correct wattage light bulbs for your fixtures, whether any electrical cords have signs of damage, and much more.
These are just some of the aspects we look at during a whole home inspection. The process is lengthy, but our technicians will work efficiently to minimize the disruption to you and your family.
Work with Asheville’s Most Trusted Electricians
While you can conduct a DIY inspection of many aspects of your home’s electrical system, it’s a good idea to leave comprehensive inspections to the experts. Our team will find minor faults and repair them before they put your family at risk.
Regular inspections are essential for home safety, especially if you have an older home. Call Champion Comfort Experts to schedule an inspection in Asheville, NC, today!