Electrical Inspections

What is an Electrical

An electrical inspection is a written service report provided by the proper authority to ensure your property is electrically safe. Any electrical work that requires a permit also requires an electrical inspection. This does not include the rest of your home. Insurance Companies or Realtors usually request a full electrical inspection to reduce the risk of an electrical fire. Our master electrician ensures each project is performed by the most qualified electricians in the field.

Burned truss from Knob &Tube Wiring

When should I get an Electrical Inspection?

When Purchasing or Selling a Home

Electrical inspections not only ensure your home is electrically sound, but they can also affect the purchase price. Say you want to buy a beautiful century home. The seller says “My brother’s and electrician and he said there’s only a few things that need fixing”. This is the perfect opportunity to secure an electrical inspection so you know what “a few things” can mean. Who doesn’t want more purchasing power? And, sometimes this can take a substantial amount off the asking price. This is also true for the seller. Prepare to answer any question your buyer may have!

Look closely to find burned and charred wires caused by arcs and sparks hiding in the attic. This was caused by splicing a new wire with old dangerous wiring without using any safety procedures sanctioned by the Canadian Safety Codes Council.

When a Home is 40 Years or Older

Some homes go a long time without any type of renovation. Older homes usually have less than 100 amp service, which was completely acceptable when they were built. Anything below 100 amps would not provide enough power to supply a modern home and can cause unwanted disturbances. Electrical inspections uncover all kinds of things, for example, knob and tube wiring, a high risk fire safety concern.

When Adding an Appliance

Some appliances need dedicated circuits, surge protection, data communication or specialty receptacles. In this case, an electrical report will do the job. An electrical report is more specific and isolated to the project at hand. In contrast, an electrical inspection encompasses the entire building. When you call Promax Electric, we will ensure a smooth electrical installation.

When a Home has had a Major Renovation

With an electrical permit, electrical inspections are mandatory and are provided by your City or area inspector. Hire Promax Electrics’ master electrician for the latest safety codes implementation during your electrical installation. Don’t pay for additional inspections, it’s our job to make sure you pass the inspection!

Electrical Inspections Uncover Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes

Electrical Inspection Uncovers Electrical Hazards in Attic

What to Expect with Your Electrical Inspection

While securing a complete electrical inspection, our Master Electrician will be happy to answer any questions you may have. An average size home usually takes from one to two hours to acquire all the necessary photos and test all circuits and electrical devices. A thorough examination of your service panel prevents potential hot spots unseen by the naked eye.

A detailed report, provided by our master electrician will state any protections, violations or warnings according to the current electrical code found during the inspection. Your report will also include your electrical system details and photos along with their descriptions. This will help you make an educated decision whether to purchase, sell or repair. In addition to the inspection, ask us for an estimate or quote for any needed future work.

Electrical Inspections Ensure Your Safety!

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