The National Fire Protection Association recently reported that electrical faults are the leading cause of residential fires in the States. Electrical issues do arise when you least expect it. Many of the problems that cause serious threats start out as very minor then they escalate and become too costly to repair.
The best way to identify problems with your electrical system at home, and work towards fixing it without putting anyone at risk, is through electrical safety inspections. Here are 4 reasons why we think it’s important to perform residential electrical inspections in Durham NC.
Reduce the risk of fire damage
Even new wiring can have issues that put your home at risk of fire damage. During inspections, electrical contractors will assess every aspect of wiring and identify problems with your circuits and connections that would easily go unnoticed. The inspection gives your electrical system a clean bill of health so that you can have peace of mind knowing your home is not at risk of electrical fire damage.
Faulty electrical systems can inflict serious physical injuries. Even the slightest electrical current that is slipping through the outlets can be dangerous. If you notice any issue that involves electrocution, even after using a very small appliance, do not take it lightly. There could be an issue with wiring that needs to be fixed before it causes serious physical injuries.
Maintain the value of your home
What happens when you want to sell your home? The potential buyers would want to know the state of your home’s electrical system. By showing that you did the necessary residential electrical inspections when required, it makes it easier for you to sell your home. Routine electrical inspection done by an expert Durham electrician will also save you a lot of costs when it’s time to renovate your home and sell it. You know you won’t need to spend a lot of money on electrical work because most issues were addressed during previous inspections.
Reduce energy bills
Last but not least, routine electrical inspection allows you to avoid issues like bad wiring that may cause you to pay a little more on electrical bills every month. The electricity that is lost every month due to faulty wiring can be draining your money faster than you ever imagined. Through inspection, you are able to identify issues like that and get solutions that will make your home more efficient. If inspections are done and your electrical system is found to be perfect, you have nothing to lose.