No one waits to call an electrician when a switch is faulty or experiences an unexpected blackout due to faulty wiring. Furthermore, most workers are used to adapting to work health safety regulations in their day-to-day business.
Surprisingly, most consumers don’t carry the same interests for health and safety about their own home. It is only with some hesitation that they receive a home safety inspection. This is surprising as most house fires are because of faulty wiring or overloaded circuits. It should be a genuine human concern to make certain our homes and businesses are protected for ourselves and our children, employees and customers and guard our most precious financial investment, our properties.
In these times, state governments or local councils often recommend home safety inspections so that there is practically no excuse to avoid requesting an expert electrician to perform an audit at your property. To alleviate any fears, let’s look at what occurs during an inspection and, more importantly, why you require an electrical safety check.
An electrical safety inspection includes making sure your electrical circuits, devices and equipment are not overloaded. Insufficiencies and potential problems are easily highlighted so that any electrical risks in the installation can be corrected quickly.
Many older houses and businesses that have not been examined for many years may still be outfitted with faulty earthing or bonding, which may be a time bomb waiting to detonate.
Only approved electrical home safety inspectors are allowed to provide government-funded safety inspections, so you are guaranteed of receiving a thorough assessment.
During an assessment, the electrical inspector will do a visible audit and run some comprehensive tests with the power switch off. Once the tests are performed, your system is revived to its original state. You will obtain the advice of the inspection and an analysis of the implications.
The report you get will usually contain an evaluation of the overall condition of your electrical installation and if it is safe or in want of remedial work. It will summarise the outcomes of the tests and any defects that existed when the testing was done, along with a list of items that need consideration.
The main reason for getting an electrical inspection done is solely to have peace of mind knowing that you are safe. An inspection is essential if:
- Your house or business is more than 25 years old and has not had an examination.
- You have old wiring on your property.
- You have any anxieties about equipment that has been acting erratically, mainly if appliances are more than 5 years old.
- You are selling your property. This is a good selling point to give to any potential buyers.
An added benefit of having an electrical services inspection of your property is that it could reveal some issues that can save you cash. This is because the inspection will also include recommendations for replacing lightbulbs with green energy options and advice about other power saving options you could try.