An electrical tune up, or home electrical inspection, is extremely important to ensure the safety of your family, home, and property. An inspection could reveal faulty wiring in your home that could lead to dangerous electrical emergencies including a house fire. Once discovered, a tune up can fix any existing problems and help keep your home and property safe. An inspection and electrical safety check up will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home and property are safe and your electrical systems are working properly.
A tune up can ensure that all elements of your electrical system are up to date, in accordance with all local ordinances and codes. Also, if you’re thinking of putting your house up for sale, you want to know that everything will pass inspection; an electrical tune up can take care of any issues prior to inspection so you won’t have to wonder whether your system is compliant with local, state, and national building codes.
How often should your home have an electrical tune up?
We recommend you schedule twice annual electrical inspections for your home. Waiting a longer amount of time could lead to more problems. Electrical panels face the risk of water leaks or improper wiring. Panels that are wired incorrectly or are not up to standard are dangerous. Regular checkups ensure that small problems are caught early and fixed so that they don't turn into big ones.
What to expect
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one of the top five reasons house fires start is due to improper electrical distribution and/ or electrical failures. Some of the items a good electrician should check during your twice a year electrical tune up include:
- surge protection
- wall outlets
- light switches
- arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs)
- appropriate wiring
- water leaks near the electrical panel
- electrical panel too crowded/ overloaded
- circuit breakers that trip easily
- safe wiring
- grounding systems
- properly wired/ functioning appliances
- security/ safety lighting
- outdoor electrical systems
- appropriate light bulb wattage
- any potential electrical shock/ electrocution scenarios
At the conclusion of your electrical inspection and tune up, be sure the electrician gives you a full report and walks you through it so that you have a complete and thorough understanding of the state of your home’s electrical system. If you’re looking for a professional electrical contractor to perform an inspection and/ or electrical tune up at your property, contact Tap and Sons Electric. We can do a bi-annual tune up with our licensed and insured electricians, and take care of any repairs, replacements, or installation of new systems or components. We are a family owned and operated business in Phoenix, AZ with over 50 years of experience in the electrical industry and have grown to become one of the most respected electric companies in the area.