If you have an electrical safety plan, it is important to regularly review it. The electrical safety inspection is the key to having uninterrupted power in your house. The purpose of the inspection is to detect potential electrical hazards in an area and then fix them. If any electrical hazards are discovered, they should be repaired immediately and not put off for another time.
An electrical safety inspection will normally cover all areas of your house. It would also include all wiring systems, grounding and bonding of electrical circuits, electronic devices and other associated parts of the system. Some inspectors would even go as far as to check for any fuse box issues, electrical switches that are loose or damaged, and circuit breakers. The main thing that the electrical safety inspection is looking for is any issues or risks in your electrical system.
Safety checks also include inspecting electrical appliances. In the house, the electrical appliances mostly would be the washing machines, dryer, dishwashers, etc. In the case of any malfunctioning or irregularity with the appliances, they need to be repaired or replaced immediately before the danger reaches a critical level. If the electrical safety inspection found no issues with the appliances, then the house needs to be considered safe to live in.
The electrical inspectors also inspect for any issues with the distribution system and distribution wires. These types of inspections are usually the responsibility of electricians. They are very well aware of the dangers of installing wires in the wrong manner or the wrong places.
When an electrical safety inspection is performed, the inspectors look for several areas including the following:
- any defective wiring in the systems or circuits;
- any loose or missing connections in the systems;
- any exposed, shorting or broken wires;
- any damage to the main supply;
- any water leakage or burst pipes;
- exposed electrical components;
- or any other hazards that pose a threat.
To carry out the safety inspection, inspectors first identify the areas that may have the potential for electrical faults to occur. These identified places are then individually addressed by the inspectors. While performing the inspection, they also identify the appliances that are plugged in and are grounded so that there is no risk of a fault taking place.
For safety purposes, home electrical safety inspections must be done by trained professionals, like the team at Jolt Electrical Contractors, who know how to safely handle electrical equipment. It is also equally important that you make sure that the electrical service provider that you are hiring has the necessary authorization and license to perform the electrical safety inspections.