How to Perform an Electrical Home Safety Inspection
Are you worried about your home electrical safety? Would it give you peace of mind to know that your home’s electricity is working well and does not pose a hazard to your health and well being?
If this is you, you’re in luck because it’s easy to perform an electrical home safety inspection. You can do this yourself, or you can call in our team from Hop2It Electrical to do it for you. We can also perform additional testing that requires specialized knowledge and technology, or we can repair any electrical problems that you find. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Check Your Fuse Panel or Breaker Box
If your electrical panel gets overloaded, it can cause a fire. Check your panel to make sure it’s not full. You may even want to flip a couple of your breakers to make sure they are working as designed.
These boxes aren’t intended to last for more than 20-30 years. If yours is that old, it’s time to have it inspected by a professional to make sure it’s still functioning as intended.
Examine Cords and Wires
Take a look at all of the electrical cords in your house, as well as at any wiring that you can see. Make sure that the plastic housing over the cord is intact and that the wires are not fraying. If they are, it may be time to replace the cord or the device that it is attached to.
Test Your GFCI Outlets and Circuits
GFCI circuits are designed for places where your electrical system risks coming into contact with water. If that contact happens, the circuit turns off. This protects you and your home.
GFCI outlets usually come with a “Test” button. Pressing this should turn off the circuit. Go around your house and press these buttons as you find them to make sure your circuits will turn off when they need to. If they don’t, contact us about replacing the outlet.
Fort Worth Electrical Safety Experts
At Hop2It, we want you to have the home electrical safety and security that you need to live well and not worry about your house. Call us for more details about electrical safety or to schedule your electrical home safety inspection with one of our professionals.