As energy costs rise, so does the importance of how well your home does with the energy it consumes. Old wiring, an outdated service panel box, loose wiring, bad wiring, bad connections, and more can increase the risk of fire, shocks, surges, and energy wastage.
Benefits of an Electrical Safety Inspection
The electrical safety inspection can help you save on energy costs by helping you determine what repairs and upgrades need to be made. One of the worst types of waste is when the electrical system is put under a higher load demand than it is rated for.
Why You May Need an Electrical Upgrade?
Homeowners often don’t understand how beneficial and important it is to make electrical upgrades in their homes. We tend to think that once our electrical system is in place, there should be nothing more to do with it. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Your electrical system is constantly affected by the environment and household occupants in ways that can affect you adversely. For instance, natural vibrations or motions in the earth constantly affect the electrical wiring in your home.
- These vibrations can loosen the wiring connections at outlets, switches, or at other component connections.
Old wiring should be replaced if it is no longer up to safety code standards. Old panels should be upgraded to keep up with modern energy needs by your professional electrician. And any bad connections should be repaired so you are safe in your home.
Signs You Should Schedule an Electrical Inspection
Your electrical system should be inspected every few years, but here are some signs you may need to call for an electrical safety inspection right now:
- Flickering lights
- Lights or power surging
- Shorts when plugging in devices
- Outlets that won’t allow full plug-ins
- Higher than normal electric bills
- Rusted or corroded connections
- Frequent power outages
- Frequent breaker tripping
- Surges when using major appliances
- Outlets or switches that are loose
Anytime you think the wiring or any other component is having problems, an electrical inspection can uncover the causes. Leaving these issues unattended can lead to serious risks for you and your family. With the inspection, you’ll be advised of repairs that may need to be made to your home and any improvements or upgrades needed to conform with the minimum safety code requirements.
Why Choose Magothy Electric Co. For Your Electrical Safety Inspection?
Our skilled team of electrical contractors can help you with your electrical systems. The electrical inspection has been offered to homeowners since 1996. Whether it’s an electrical safety inspection or electrical repairs you’re needing, Magothy Electric Co. is here to serve you with the honesty and professionalism you’re looking for.
If you suspect an electrical issue in our home, please call (410) 439-0088 or contact us online to schedule an electrical safety inspection.