How often should you schedule an electrical safety inspection?
How does it help you keep your home and family safe? What happens during an electrical safety inspection? Find the answers to all of your questions in this week’s blog.
Safety always comes first! When dealing with electricity, it is highly important to take all the safety measures you can. And what better way to find out if your electrical circuits in your home are still in perfect working order than by conducting an electrical safety inspection?
While preventative safety maintenance is often a priority in commercial environments, homeowners are usually reluctant to book a home inspection. Yet if they’re not spotted in time, minor electrical issues can escalate further and potentially become a serious risk to you. That is why electrical safety inspections can bring you the peace-of-mind of keeping yourself and your family safe.
What is an electrical safety inspection?
An electrical safety inspection is an authorised electrical check that must only be performed by a licensed electrician. In other words, it’s an assessment of all existing electrical installations status within and surrounding the home. The electrician will recognise any electrical safety concerns in accordance to the current standards: the Electrical Safety Act, Electrical Installations Regulations and Wiring Rules that may be a risk to you and your family.
When should you schedule an electrical safety inspection?
There are several occasions when conducting an electrical safety inspection should be on top of your priorities list. If you find yourself in any of these situations, then you should already make an appointment with your local electrician:
- when the property is more than 25 years old;
- before selling your house or when buying a new one;
- if the wiring is old
- if you have any concerns about the electrical equipment;
- after a major storm
- on a regular basis once you’ve purchased the house
What to expect from an electrical safety inspection?
In general, during an inspection, a licensed electrician will carry out visual assessments and test certain appliances, circuits and outlets. Afterwards, especially if any concern arises, he will switch the power off and keep working on a more detailed testing.
For instance, an electrical safety inspection may include the following actions:
- Determine any electrical hazards
- Check for permanent wiring missing covers, as well as exposed wires
- Test and inspect safety switches
- Examine switchboards power points and lighting system
- Assess whether the home includes any DIY wiring
- Test and check the functionality of smoke alarms
- Scan any electrical items that don’t comply with current Australian safety standards
Finally, you will receive a report containing an assessment of the overall condition of your electrical installations. This typically summarises the results and potential risks following the test, along with recommendations and solutions to fix the issues.
How can we help you keep your home safe?
Remember that only a licensed and qualified electrician can conduct an electrical safety inspection. At Jaric Electrical, we believe in keeping you electrically safe at all times. When choosing us, you have the peace-of-mind of getting high-quality, worry-free services. Not only that, we pay extra attention to detail and also provide you with cost-effective solutions. This way you will get quick remedies while saving money in the long run. Call Jaric Electrical at 1300 452 742 or contact us online experience the difference today!