—Unless someone is remodeling, selling, or buying a home, electrical inspections get pushed to the bottom of the “to-do” list. Something more urgent seems to be displacing the task. The cost is another factor causing homeowners to put off an electrical inspection until the warning signs of problems become obvious. There is actually no reason to put off an electrical inspection. The cost is nominal and when compared to the dangers of an electrical fire, it’s well worth the small investment, especially when the electrical wiring is inspected by San Luis Obispo’s Electricraft Inc. using infrared inspection technology.
The Electrical Safety Foundation reports that “Home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.” Annual electrical inspections are the best way to make sure your home’s electrical system is working as it should.
Other times for electrical inspections include:
- When remodeling, buying, or selling a home.
- When upgrading major appliances.
- When you are relying on extension cords to power computers, lamps, TVs and other electronics.
- When you notice problems like flickering lights and repeatedly losing power to all or parts of the home.
- Anytime an outlet feels warm or is emitting smoke or sparks. When you notice any of these events, immediately turn off the power. Call 911 to make sure there is no electrical fire starting. As soon as possible, make an appointment with San Luis Obispo’s electrical wiring inspection team.
Advanced inspection technologies
Preventative maintenance of electrical equipment is the best way to prevent emergencies and the associated expenses that come with even the smallest fire or other damage. An inspection makes sure the electrical system is working properly and all of the components are in compliance with the most current electrical codes.
Electricraft, Inc. uses state-of-the-art detection and voltage measurement equipment, including infrared (IR) cameras, during inspections. Also known as thermal imaging, IR is an advanced technology that detects problems in electrical systems easier and faster than traditional methods. The issues detected by these technologies include:
- Failing circuit breakers.
- Overloaded circuits.
- Overheated electrical equipment and components.
- Moisture in walls.
- Moisture in or near wiring and electrical components.
- Moisture and leaks in roofs, insulation, around doors and windows that can lead to electrical or other problems.
- And more.
The Electricraft team inspects every aspect of the electrical system including the connections of outlets and switches, wiring in the walls, attic, or crawl space, the breaker box, main service panel and any sub-panels. The inspection includes the garage, sheds and anything else that is wired for electricity.
Using advanced inspection technologies means the inspections take much less time than traditional inspections, are less costly in most cases, and that the results are extremely accurate.
At the end of the inspection, you get a detailed report about the current condition of the electrical system, including recommendations for upgrades and any code compliance issues.
On time and at a fair price
The thought of setting aside a day for San Luis Obispo’s electrical wiring inspection team to go through your house, garage, she-shed and check the pergola and swimming pool wiring need not be an excuse to postpone the inspection. It won’t take that long, nor will it be as expensive as feared.
Electricraft’s commitment to superior quality service ensures complete satisfaction to customers for the long term. The family-owned company, serving San Luis Obispo County since 1984, assures professional, on-time, quality service to our customers at a fair price. Electricraft prides itself in– completing the work right the first time.
Electricraft is available on a 24-hour, 7 day a week emergency basis to provide immediate service and repair of any electrical component or system.
Schedule your inspection today!