Why You Should Hire An Electrician For An Inspection

Friday, January 29th, 2021
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Whether you have an old home, you know you have some electrical problems, or you just want an update on your system’s health, an inspection can help. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional electrician to handle your inspection.

Safety is vital for everyone involved

It isn’t safe to work on electrical systems in your home or business unless you are a licensed electrician. This is true for any type of electrical job. For inspections, safety is required because of the unknown. Electricians know what to look out for, how to safely turn your power on and off, and what needs to be done to make repairs. Through an inspection, they can also let you know what can be done to make your system safer in the long run.

Electricians know their stuff

Professional electricians have spent years training, learning, and working in their field. They have the knowledge and expertise that most people do not. They understand the intricacies of electrical systems, which is especially important for commercial properties. If repairs are needed, they will be able to help you decide what will be the best value.

You could save money

This may sound odd because you will have to pay an electrician to do the inspection and any subsequent repairs. But, you will actually end up saving in the long run. This is because of their experience, knowledge, and licensing. If you were to do an inspection on your own, you could easily miss something important. You would have to pay extra for repairs down the line if this was the case. Also, if permits are needed, you could be doing something that goes against your local codes or laws.

When to hire an electrician for an inspection

Now that we have covered WHY you need to hire an electrician for your inspection, you should know WHEN to hire one. Some of these indicators may be more obvious than others, but it is important to be aware of them anyway.

When your property is old

If your home is 40 years old (or older) you need to have an inspection done on all of the systems. There are many issues that can happen with old electrical systems especially.

  • Old wiring can cause lights to stop functioning, but it can also result in a fire. You may not be able to tell if your wiring is old, so an inspection will be necessary.
  • Older systems can’t handle modern electronics. An overload can happen if you attach too many of them to too few circuits, resulting in an overload.
  • Your outlets could be dead or faulty. If they are loose, they make work sometimes or not at all.

When you notice these common issues

There are some indicators that you need an electrical inspection (and likely repairs) that are quite common. These include flickering lights, higher bills, power outages or tripping breakers, outlet sparking, and warm switches/sockets. All of these problems are inconvenient, but they may also be dangerous.

When you are selling your home or business

If you are selling your home or business property, you may already know that prospective buyers will hire an inspector. But, you should also hire an inspector. You can do this before you begin the process of selling, especially if you think it will help you get more money from the transaction. Hiring your own electrical inspector will give buyers peace of mind knowing you cared for your property.

Do you need an electrical inspection?

If you think your home or business property could use a professional electrician inspection, contact Bolton Electrical, a division of Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical. We provide a variety of electrical Services to help make sure your system is in great shape. You can reach us by calling (806) 376-8345.