Home Safety Checks

Home Electrical Safety Inspections

Running through just about every home in the country is a series of wires full of power. Electricity is coursing through your home right now, delivering power to all sorts of devices and appliances we need and use every day. Electricity is a powerful tool, but a dangerous one, too. 

The problem is that we can’t see our electrical systems operating. That means we can’t tell if there are damaged wires behind the wall or something wrong with the breaker or the outlets in the kitchen. 

For that reason, electrical safety inspections with Master Electrical Service are crucial. Every electrical system needs updates and repairs over time. However, the best and most efficient way of discovering problems is with electrical safety inspections.

To eliminate any potential dangers in your system, call Master Electrical Service for the best electrical safety inspections. Our thorough inspections will reveal any potential issues with your electrical system so they can be quickly addressed. 

How We Perform Our Inspections

The electricians with Master Electrical Service will perform an in-depth 12-point inspection of your home electrical system to identify hazards. We provide a free safety check with every service we perform for you.

We look for the following in our inspections:

  • Degraded or damaged wiring
  • Defective wiring
  • Improperly installed wiring
  • Lack of grounding
  • Overloaded circuits
  • Oversized fuses
  • Shock risks

We will check to see if all of your light fixtures are working properly. We will inspect the condition of any power cords for damage. We will check to see if your appliances are properly grounded. We’ll look out for any wet or damp areas that might affect your electricity. We’ll inspect all of your wiring systems, ensure your home is compliant with branch-circuit voltage limitations, and more.

When You Should Get Electrical Safety Inspections

You should get an electrical safety inspection at least once per year to ensure your system is in the best condition possible. However, getting an inspection right away would be wise if you’re moving into a new home. If your home’s electrical system hasn’t been inspected in the last five years, schedule an inspection as soon as you can.

You should also get an inspection as soon as you suspect something may be wrong with your electrical. Electrical issues can be challenging to spot, but several warning signs indicate potential danger. 

Signs You Need an Inspection

If you notice any of these signs below in your home, you should call Master Electrical Service as soon as possible so they can be safely inspected and addressed. We handle emergency calls, but that doesn’t mean you should wait to contact us after the first sign of danger.

Frequent Circuit Breaker Trips

When your circuit breaker trips, it’s for an important reason. Frequent trips may mean one of your appliances is short-circuiting or overloading your breaker. Or, a ground fault may be causing your breaker to trip repeatedly.

Strange Odors, Scorching, or Smoke

Smoke, odors, and scorching are all signs of burning. A frayed wire may be sparking behind your walls, or one of your outlets may be shorting. Get Master Electrical Service on the phone as soon as possible to look at your electrical system and find a solution.

Buzzing or Vibrating Outlets and Switches

The most common cause of buzzing, humming, or vibrating outlets and switches is loose wiring. That is especially prevalent in older homes. Other potential issues may be your breaker, poor installation, or temperature changes causing connections to expand or contract. 

Warm Outlets

When you have an appliance or device plugged into an outlet, and that outlet is warm to the touch, you have an issue. Warm outlets are serious fire hazards. They indicate that your appliances are using too much energy一more than the capacity of the wiring in your outlet. This overload can lead to ignition. 

Flickering Lights

Flickering lights can represent a variety of issues that range from simple to complex. It’s possible there’s just something wrong with your bulbs. Or, you could also have a deeper issue, such as loose or outdated wiring or circuit overload. 

Rodents

If you spot evidence of rodents, your electrical system may be at risk. Rodents are infamous for chewing on wires and damaging your electrical in the deepest crevices of your home. 

Call the Masters for Your Electrical Safety Inspections

Master Electrical Service has been in the industry and supported Ogden, UT, and surrounding areas for over 65 years. Our technicians are some of the most experienced and highly trained electricians in the area. We take electrical safety inspections seriously and guarantee your satisfaction with any work that may need to be done.

To schedule an electrical safety inspection with Master Electrical Service, call us. If you notice any significant warning signs, even in the middle of the night, don’t hesitate to call. We will address the issue for you and get your system back to normal.

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