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Comfort and Joy: The Gift of an Electrical Safety Inspection

Having trouble finding that perfect gift? One of the best gifts that you give this holiday (to yourself or someone else) is the assurance of electrical safety. Though not as exciting as a new entertainment system, a whole house inspection will ensure both safety and energy efficiency. A home should have an inspection performed every 10 years, or every 5 if it is over 30 years old.

A professional inspection can give the homeowner a better picture of its current condition and highlight areas that need improvement. It can also catch potential dangers, including frayed or outdated wiring, before they become hazardous situations. Universal offers a whole house safety inspection that encompasses every component of the electrical system. If you’re looking for a practical way to show your concern and affection, put the gift of an electrical safety inspection under your tree this year.

The reasons (and benefits) are many:

  • If your home is 40 years or older.
  • If you have high utility bills.
  • If you are experiencing regularly occurring power surges or tripped circuits.
  • If you are buying a high-powered appliance such as a washer/dryer.
  • If you are adding a room or making renovations.
  • If you change insurance providers.
  • If you are purchasing an older home.
  • If there are not enough outlets in your home to accommodate your electrical needs.
  • If you are considering selling your home.

Benefits of Gifting an Inspection:

  • Save energy and lower monthly utilities.
  • Safety for your household/peace of mind.
  • Verify the condition of your electrical system.
  • Discover outdated wiring or electrical components.
  • Discover repair or installation mistakes made by previous owners.
  • Find frayed or degraded wiring that should be replaced.
  • Find panels with oversized fuses or breakers that are fire hazards.
  • Assess the electrical system in a potential new home.

A whole house electrical inspection will general include (depending on the system):

  • Assessment of all electrical outlets.
  • Assessment of grounding systems/surge protection.
  • Electrical panel (fuse box) inspection.
  • Assessment of outdoor electrical components.
  • Assessment of arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs).
  • Report on home’s entire electrical system.

In addition to the toys and electronics that will be opened this year, add the gift of electrical safety. It might not bring the exuberant (though short-lived) reaction of a game console or smart phone, but it will ensure many more safe and happy holidays to come. If you’d like to schedule a whole house electrical inspection for the New Year, call us today at (713) 364-0226.