Electrical Home Inspections

Electrical Home Inspections

For Avon, Glastonbury, Farmington, West Hartford & Southington, CT

Your home's electricity runs behind the scenes, inside the walls of your home, allowing you a great variety of modern comforts. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the U.S.

What is an Electrical Home Inspection?

An electrical home inspection provides a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all visible electrical wires, systems, and components, such as appliances in your home, meet legal safety standards. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the code that all electricians operate under when examining and working in your home. It defines the parameters for minimum installation guidelines across the United States. Upon completion of your electrical home inspection, a J.S. Electrical LLC licensed electrician will provide a detailed, prioritized checklist including areas in need of immediate attention, recommendations for improvements, and potential upgrade possibilities.

The Electrical Safety Foundation recommends electrical home inspections when:

• Purchasing or selling a home • A home is 40 years or older • Adding an appliance • A home has had a major renovation

Why Is an Electrical Inspection Important?

  • Ensures the safe operation of electrical components in your home. Identifies common electrical mistakes made by contractors and previous DIY homeowners.
  • Recognizes outdated wiring such as aluminium or knob and tube. Identifies electrical wiring and components that may have degraded over time.
  • Spots oversized fuses or breakers that could lead to fires.
  • Allows for the correction of fire and safety hazards.
  • Helps you save energy and reduce costs.
  • Meets insurance risk assessment inspections requirements.
  • Lets you know the electrical system in a new home is safe before you purchase it.

Our 115-Point Home Inspection Checklist Includes the Following:

  • Verification of proper light bulb wattage
  • Switch and wall outlet operation and condition.
  • Shock or electrocution hazards.
  • Verification arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are operating properly.
  • A check of all safety and security lighting
  • Confirmation of grounding systems.
  • Validation of appropriate surge protection
  • Verification of the proper placement of smoke detectors.
  • Testing of smoke detectors and carbon dioxide detectors
  • Inspection of the electrical panel for appropriate labels, amps, and operation.
  • An examination of outdoor electrical systems from your meter up to the connection to the home.

Is it time to schedule an electrical inspection for your home or business?

Contact our team at J.S. Electrical by giving us a call, or get a free quote by filling out our online form.