Is It Time for a Home Electrical Inspection?

Is It Time for a Home Electrical Inspection?

Have you had an electrical inspection recently?

It’s a basic service almost every electrical company – including, of course, Hawkins – offers. But how often do you need one? What should it include? Here’s a quick look at the basics of home electrical inspections:

● You should schedule a home electrical inspection every two years.

● A good inspection is all about safety, not selling additional services. The goal is to discover any element of your electrical system that might require repair, replacement or an upgrade to ultimately ensure the safety of your home.

● During an inspection, a good technician will evaluate your entire electrical system and components, including but not limited to your service cable, main panel , ground system and smoke and CO detectors. When inspecting the main panel, the technician will check the fuses, breakers, split bus and all connections.

● The technician will also inspect wiring, looking for receptacle and junction box damage, exposed wiring, improper dedicated circuits, GFCI protection and unsafe fixtures.

● You can stay ahead of one part of the inspection by changing your smoke and CO detector batteries twice a year. The easiest way to remember to do this is to plan to make the change the same day you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time.

● Hawkins charges $259 for our 76-point, full home safety inspection. There’s also a travel fee, but that charge often can be waived with completed work.

If you live in the Washington-Baltimore area and need to schedule an inspection, give us a call at 877-927-0900 or use our online contact form.

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