Why You Need an Electrical Inspection
It’s understandable if you’re wondering “Electrical inspection? Why would I need one? My lights work just fine!” Indeed, having regularly scheduled electrical inspections is one of those important maintenance procedures that most homeowners often overlook. Usually, the most common times an inspection is conducted when buying or selling a property.
However, if you ask the experts out there, it is advised that you conduct an electrical inspection of your house every three months, just to ensure that everything is running smoothly. As a maintenance procedure, a visit by your electrician is one of those important preventative measures to address or correct problems in your property’s electrical system before they go to the point of immediate repair.
It’s too costly? Well, believe it or not, you’ll actually save more from preventing damage to your home’s electrical system though an inspection than calling in your electrician later for a repair job. In actuality, repair jobs would definitely cost more than a routine inspection of the wirings in your house. Imagine how much you could save if you could avoid replacing all the wirings in your home (because you weren’t able to protect them right away at the onset of mild damage) by checking on them regularly and addressing every minor problem as soon as they arise.
An electrical inspection is also an important requirement in checking that the property you are planning to purchase follows the building code of your state. As you probably know, every state requires each property to be inspected for compliance to building codes, and violations of such are penalized. It would be wise on your part to have the property you’re planning to buy be inspected first for such compliance before you purchase it.
Add to that the fact that knowing the condition of your potential buy will help you decide whether you’re getting the property at a reasonable price. Your inspector could tell you the possible electrical problems that you have to deal with in the future and hence help you negotiate the price.