As is the case with a lot of the resources we have access to at home, we don’t pay too much attention to our electricity most of the time. But once that valuable commodity is either lost or disconnected, we’re suddenly very aware of how important it is.
This is a situation nobody ever wants to experience, but it’s one that can sneak up on you. Of course, there are ways to ensure you take as many steps as possible to prevent it from happening, but nobody can stop everything.
One of the most effective methods of safeguarding your home’s electrical capabilities is by having an inspection performed. Not only will a technician be able to identify any problematic spots in your home’s connections, but they’ll let you know if there’s anything that requires a larger-scale repair.
An inspection is a valuable tool to use, but they’re pricey, and it doesn’t make sense to have them done frequently. So, when should you get an electrical safety inspection? The folks at Weeks Service Company have a handy list of five common scenarios when it would make sense to have one.
Before Buying a Home
There are a lot of things running through your mind during the home-buying process, and that’s understandable. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but one thing you don’t want to overlook is your new home’s electrical capabilities.
A worst-case scenario would be moving in, getting everything set up and settling in to your new home, only to realize the wires were at risk of sparking and causing a fire. Even if the wiring ends up being fine, you’d rather be safe than sorry!
Before Moving in to a Newly Built Home
This one is obviously in the same vein as the previous point. Have an electrician inspect the fresh wiring in your brand-new home and put that concern out of your mind for good.
Before or After a Major Storm
Storms are one of the major causes of severe electrical problems – one wayward lightning strike, and you could have a disaster on your hands!
If a storm is particularly nasty, go ahead and have your electrical components inspected. That way, you’ll know if your home’s grid is up the task of enduring the storm, and if it isn’t then you can adequately prepare.
On the other hand, if a storm ended up being stronger than you anticipated, it might be a good idea to have it inspected afterward to ensure nothing was permanently damaged.
Even if your home’s electrical grid was fine when you first moved in, it eventually wears down and deteriorates – just like everything else does. If your home was built 30 or more years ago, it’s probably high time to have its electrical components inspected.
As we’ve described, an electrical inspection is something that doesn’t seem too important in the moment. It can, however, save you time and money in addition to maintaining safety. Whether you’re moving in to a new home or just want the peace of mind that comes with a new inspection, Weeks Service Company has your back. Give us a call at 281-738-1362 to learn more!