Home Safety Inspection Free Of Charge To All New York City Residents
New York residents are very aware of the convenience offered by electricity. Nearly every home in the state is installed with an electrical system. Unfortunately, not all of these electrical systems are up-to-date. In fact, many of the older homes do not have updated electrical panels, wiring, outlets, and switches. These electrical systems pose the most risks for all members of the household and nearby neighbors and homes.
To minimize the risks of electrical systems, state officials recommend routine home safety inspections. New York electricians offer free safety inspections to all the local residents and businesses. If you have concerns about your residential or commercial electrical system do not hesitate to contact one of your local, qualified electricians.
Minimizing Risks And Worries With Free Home Safety Inspections
As a local electrical contracting firm, we offer home safety inspections free of charge to all New Yorkers. We are committed to helping our community keep their electrical systems up-to-date. Home safety inspections take a few hours but the time invested is worth it. If you are concerned about your existing electrical system, we recommend taking advantage of our free in-home safety inspection.
While you are waiting for your free home safety inspection, we recommend taking the time to learn about your home electrical system. Every New York resident should know the risks of an outdated electrical system. These risks pertain to the following:
- Outdated Electrical Wiring – Electricians relied on cloth-insulated electrical wiring to run power into building structures. Unfortunately, this type of electrical wiring is notorious for breaking down over time. When this occurs, the electrical wiring becomes exposed, which is at a high risk of coming into contact with other wiring and building materials. Electrical arcs have been linked to home fires.
- Outdated Aluminum Electrical Wiring – Electricians relied on aluminum wiring to run power into building in the 60s and 70s. While this type of electrical wiring worked great, it was later discovered to pose electrical fire risks. Outdated aluminum electrical wiring has been linked to arc faults, resulting in electrical fires in building structures of all kinds.
- Frequent Electrical Breaker Tripping – The frequent tripping of electrical breakers is most often linked to outdated electrical panels and wiring. If you are experiencing frequently tripped electrical circuit breakers, it is probably because your electrical system needs to be brought up-to-date. Our home safety inspection can help you determine if it is past time to update your electrical system.
- Overloaded Electrical Outlets – In the modern world, homes are installed with a large number of electricity-powered devices. To bring power to these devices, electrical cables are a necessity. Way too many New Yorkers rely on electrical cords with multiple outlets to power their appliances and electronic devices. If your electrical system is outdated, it will be very easy to overload the outlets with one or more connected devices.
We recommend a home safety inspection at least every few years. Older electrical systems should be inspected more often because they pose more electrical fire risks. Contact our local office today to schedule an appointment for your free in-home safety inspection.
Home Safety Electrical Inspections FAQs
While most homeowners rely on electricians to keep their electrical systems up-to-date, everyone needs to know the basics. You should know how an electrical system works, how it is set up, and how it is inspected. Learn more by reading the FAQs provided in the article below.
What Is A “Periodic Test”?
To determine just how safe your electrical system is, our inspectors utilize what is known as a “periodic test.” This test can help determine if your electrical system is up-to-date. A periodic test is combined with a visual inspection by a qualified inspector. During the home safety inspection, it will be determined if your electrical system is safe or poses electrical fire hazards.
What Is Electrical Testing?
Electrical testing is a process utilized to determine the safety of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. These tests are performed during the safety inspection of your electrical system.
What Is An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)?
An EICR is an important document. The electrician performing the electrical system installation is responsible for filling out an EICR. The homeowner receives a copy of the EICR for their personal records.