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When is the Best Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection?

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Your home’s electrical system is probably often overlooked because it’s something that is just expected to always be working properly. However, an electrical system should never be neglected as your home relies on electricity so that you can perform daily tasks and essentially function each day. Electrical safety inspections allow for a qualified electrician to thoroughly examine your electrical system to ensure that current safety standards are met, meaning the risk of electrical fires or potential shocks and other hazards are reduced.

If you live in a home that is over 40 years old or you simply just want to make sure your electrical system is safe, scheduling an electrical safety inspection with Zar Electric is the right move. Keep reading to find out other signs that your home is ready for an electrical safety inspection.

Flickering Lights

We all experience the occasional flickering light every once in a while and it’s usually something we don’t think twice about. However, if your lights are constantly flickering, it’s most likely signaling an issue with your electrical system, rather than to the lighting fixture itself. Typically, larger appliances like washing machines or an HVAC system tend to use a lot of power, which can cause other parts of your home’s electrical system to malfunction.

Hot Outlets

Outlets and switches should never be warm to the touch, so if you’re feeling warmth or extreme heat coming from outlets or switches in your home, this is a concern that should be taken care of immediately. Typically, there will be some warmth when a larger appliance is plugged into an outlet, but you should never touch an outlet and think to yourself, “Wow, this outlet is really hot.” However, if there is an outlet that is warm or hot to the touch with no device plugged into it at all, there could be an issue with your wiring. This is where Zar Electric can help!

Excessive Use of Extension Cords

If you find yourself stepping over extension cords as you walk through your house or rely on them to plug in all of your devices, it might be time to start thinking about having some additional outlets installed at home. Extension cords are not the safest solution for powering your devices. In fact, they can actually cause poor electrical connections and shorting. If extension cords are something you typically resort to using, it’s time to give our team a call at (919) 200-6551 for an electrical safety inspection and outlet installation appointment!

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues with your home’s electrical system, Zar Electric is here to help. Schedule an electrical safety inspection with us by filling out our online contact form or giving us a call at (919) 200-6551.