You may not realize it, but electrical maintenance is as important to your home as an oil change is to your car. It’s not like you have to have your electrical system checked every 5,000 hours; but, from time to time, it’s a good idea to take a proactive look to make sure everything is still in good running order. Over time, damage could occur to wiring, new appliances could put too much demand on the circuit, connections could get loose, etc. If you’ve never had it checked, it’s a good idea to have an expert make sure everything is safe and secure.
Here’s What We Can Do
Maintenance service can keep your home in good electrical repair and spot problems before they cause any harm or inconvenience.
- Check torque/tightness of your panel and meter main.
- Check branch circuit breaker function including AFCI (arc) and GFCI (grounding).
- Clean out cobwebs and/or debris in the panel.
- Check GFCI function. *Standard safety feature since the early 70’s.
- Check for areas of overheating in the main service with an infrared scan.
- Test smoke detectors.
- Check that exterior grounding exists and is strapped properly.
- Test all outlets for proper plug-in tightness and securing to the wall.
- Inspect visible wires in the attic and/or crawl space for damage.
Avoid Pandora’s Box of Electrical Issues
Have you ever avoided calling a service professional because you know that, once they start looking around, they’ll find a plethora of things that need to be repaired? If you have, you would not be alone. In fact, avoidance is more of a standard than an exception when it comes to service calls. That’s why we put together this maintenance program. By doing a periodic check when you are not in an electrical crisis, hopefully, you can avoid one down the line. And, if you do have an issue in the future, it is more likely to be isolated, not the result of ten small things that led to the big thing.
If you haven’t had your electrical system checked since purchasing your home, or if you’ve got warning signs of an impending failure, let us check it for you. We’ll make sure your home is both safe and properly powered. Give us a call to set it up!