New and prospective homeowners should be aware of electrical issues before closing on a sale. Having a good electrical checklist is recommended, and calling a professional electrician for an inspection is key to making sure your new place is not a dud.
Have Your Wiring Inspected
Older homes are more likely to have aluminum wiring. Although aluminum is an excellent conductor, its poor connectivity leaves wires exposed and can increase the chance of electrical fires. There’s no need to stress over an intense rewiring project, though. Your electrician can add copper connectors to improve your home’s safety for a fraction of the cost of a major reno.
Inspect Your Circuit Breaker and Fuses
Circuit breakers are central to electricity in our homes. Having the correct fuses is vital for any breaker to be able to properly disburse energy in your home.
Fuses that are poorly connected or are the wrong size can potentially cause problems. Ones that are too big could result in electrical fires or property loss. When having your circuit breaker inspected, you should ask an electrician to check and see if the fuses are the correct size. Plus, the age of your fuses matters. A much older circuit breaker can be replaced as part of our services.
Test Your Outlets and Light Switches
Outlets and switches that are located near a water source are cause for scrutiny. Since water is a top conductor of electricity, this can prove to be a safety risk. Therefore, having them tested should be a top priority on your electrical checklist.
We can check outlets and light switches for these issues and much more. If something does not appear quite right, it is vital to have it fixed prior to closing on your new home. Loose-fitting or poorly installed wiring could be the culprit. An electrician can address the problem and repair or replace bad wiring as needed.
New home buyers need to have an electrical checklist. Knowing what to look for is essential for your safety and peace of mind. DIY measures are tempting for those of us who wish to save money, but in the long run, they can prove to be far more costly. Our licensed electricians can find an affordable option to best fit your electrical needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.