September kicks off a month of National Preparedness. How prepared for safety are you when it comes to your electrical systems? Our modern homes are filled with all sorts of cool things that we rely on daily, from appliances & fixtures to electrical tools. But do you ever consider whether or not your systems are operating safely & correctly? Using standards set by our training and by the NEC electrical code (National Electrical Code - a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States), the Sylvester electricians work to ensure these systems are safe & effective for our clients.
Would your home pass an inspection? The code is very strict and frankly if you’ve not had an inspection in the last 10 years, chances are good that you’ll need to update a few things in order to pass. Here are some of the most common electrical home defects:
And believe it or not that’s just dipping into the waters because there are so many more electrical safety requirements you need to keep up with! These codes are important because they’re setup to provide safety and to help to keep your home and family safe, as well as to reduce the risks of property loss.
The signs are everywhere …
Let’s face it, some of this would be pretty hard to check out yourself. There are all kinds of hiding places for stuff like the walls, under floorboards etc. DIY can create some great problem-solving, but when it comes to anything electrical, we don’t recommend it.
If you want to know whether or not you’re in need of an inspection, look for these warning signs:
1/ Tripped breakers can be annoying but if they’re tripping all the time, that’s a good sign you might need electrical repair or at the very least an inspection.
2/ Lights flickering can definitely be a sign of outdated or aging wiring, which is inspection-worthy.
3/ Any of your outlets not working? That is a sign of a big issue somewhere in your home.
Stay current! Inspections should be performed every five years for a business and at least every 10 for a home. Home safety inspections bring peace of mind and act as a safeguard against appliance failures and electrical fires. Sylvester Electric continues to serve our community by providing safety inspections that leave nothing unexamined. We want your family to be safe so let a Northern Massachusetts electrician from our team help protect your family and home.
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