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Ourelectrical safety inspection with a professional. Your licensed electrician should inspect your home every year to make sure the electrical system meets the safety provisions provided in the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Your professional electrical safety inspection will include checking your electrical panel, outlets and switches, wiring and circuits, GFCIs and AFCIs, outdoor circuits and HVAC wiring, and your smoke and CO detectors.
If the inspector notices something wrong, he might advise the buyer not to purchase the house.
Rather than having to deal with all of the struggles and mishaps of DIY electrical projects call an expert that you know you can trust!
Every year, there hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars worth of damage caused by a lack of electrical safety knowledge.
Electrical outlets/receptacles alone account for 5,300 home fires and over 40 deaths and 100 injuries every single year (esfi.org).
It is recommended that you inspect your home’s electrical system every 6 months, especially if your home is over 40 years old, you recently moved into a new home, or your home has undergone major renovations. If you smell something fishy (literally), it could be a burning electrical outlet, switch, or other device.
And call yourself lucky for avoiding an electrical fire. Additionally, make sure that all combustibles are far away from all of your heat sources.I made a spreadsheet with all of the current and future loads I may add to the house then sectioned them off into different branch circuits with the type of breaker that will protect them.