There may be any number of reasons as to why you are considering an electrical inspection. But whatever the reason, if you have found yourself considering the service, there is a high possibility that your home needs it.
Perhaps you are worried about the safety of your wiring? Perhaps you are purchasing an old home or a resale home that you want to ensure is safe? Here are the four main reasons why you may need an electrical inspection sooner rather than later.
- You Are Buying an Old Home
A whole-house electrical inspection is imperative when purchasing an old home. It is more than likely that the original wiring isn’t able to withstand the demands of modern living, not to mention the quality.
An inspection like this will be able to determine whether the wiring is up to standard, and if it finds that it is subpar, it’s important to reinstall the system.
- You’re Buying a Resale Home
A whole-house electrical inspection is a fantastic place to begin when purchasing a resale home. Although a house may have been correctly wired when first built, unqualified and unlicensed work is often undertaken when owners renovate, build-on or add equipment. The older the house, the bigger the liability, so it’s essential to have it inspected.
A home’s electrical system is highly complex, and any home that is over 30 years’ old or has been renovated should be subject to a comprehensive electrical inspection as well as a thorough home inspection. Australia’s homes, like others, are at risk of an electrical fire, and this is especially so when the home’s wiring is old and outdated.
- You Are Undertaking Major Renovations
If you are adding to your current wiring, an electrical inspection will inform you if your existing system can support renovation plans. If not, relevant upgrades can be undertaken as part of the renovation process.
- You Require an Inspection for Insurance Purposes
Your insurance provider may occasionally require a home safety electrical inspection. This might also happen if you switch insurance providers, or if your home is over a certain age and requires an updated inspection. Your insurance provider may then request an inspection from a qualified provider to ensure your home is up to standards.
- Ensure You Enlist the Experts
Whatever the reason for your inspection, it’s vital that you call in the experts. Ensure that your provider is a well-qualified electrician and has a solid industry reputation. The last thing you want to do is enlist the services of a sub-standard inspector, as they will simply cut corners and charge you for it.
Contact our highly-skilled, highly trained professionals for the very best in home electrical inspection solutions. We will ensure that nothing in your home’s wiring system is left unchecked, as you and your family’s safety is our number one concern.