Are you buying or selling a property? Are you renting out a property and want to make sure it is safe? An Electrical Home inspection and safety check can prevent any serious electrical accidents from occurring in the future. Most house fires are caused by faulty wiring, overloaded circuits or faulty appliances. Surprisingly though most home owners do not bother to have their home checked until something goes wrong, like a loss of power or tripping circuit.
When should you have an electrical home inspection and safety check done?
- If you are buying or selling a property.
- If you have not had an electrical home inspection done before or it has been more than 5 years.
- If your home is more than 20 years old.
- If you have any concerns about any electrical installations in your property.
What is involved in an electrical home inspection and safety check?
- The qualified licensed electrician will first do a visual inspection of the electrical wiring, power points and switches.
- The electrician will then run some detailed tests with the power off. Including testing circuits and power points.
- The electrician will inspect the switchboard and test the safety switches to ensure they are free from electrical hazards.
- Testing and tagging of appliances if required. Read more about test and tag requirements here.
- Using a checklist, the electrician will list all items inspected and their condition. (Good, Fair or poor)
What will you receive?
On completion of the inspection you will then receive a detailed report outlining any potential electrical hazards and recommendations. These may include:
- Broken power points, lights and switches
- Old broken wiring
- A lack of earthing or bonding
- Overloaded circuits
- Old broken fuses/lack of safety switches
- Dangerous or DIY electrical work
Ensure the safety of your property and family and book your electrical home inspection today.