Cleveland Electrical Inspections
Why Does My Home Need An Electrical Inspection?First and foremost, an electrical inspection will ensure that all of your home’s electrical components are functioning properly and are up to code. This includes the wiring, the breakers and fuses, outlets, switches, and more. An electrical inspection can also uncover any potential hazards that may be present, such as outdated or faulty wiring, and incorrect installation – problems that could result in serious damage to your home.
Is Your Home Up To Code?Even if your home is newer, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is updated regularly to ensure that electrical systems are kept up to date to reduce the risk of electrical fires and accidental electrocution. For example, in just the past few years changes have been made to the NEC that require GFCI outlets be installed in basements, whether they are finished or not. Changes have also been made to account for home EV charging stations and other new technology. To ensure your home is up-to-date, call Clover Electric to schedule an electrical inspection.
Are You Buying A Home? Not All Electrical Inspections are the Same.If you’re planning on buying a home, an inspection is a critical step to make sure you’re not buying someone else’s problems. You could have a city, county or private inspector look it over, but you have to ask how much do they really know about today’s complicated electrical systems. Calling Clover Electric BEFORE you buy could save you thousands of dollars.
Home buyer/seller inspections typically cover all of the obvious things like leaky roofs, broken windows, cracked foundations and some simple plumbing, HVAC and electrical problems. But, if you really want to know if the home you’re considering buying is up to electrical code and is in good working order, you need to bring in a highly skilled electrician from Clover Electric.
Expecting a jack-of-all-trades home inspector to know everything about your electrical system is a dangerous proposition. The Electricians at Clover Electric have years of experience servicing and maintaining residential electrical systems. They participate in on-going training that keeps them current on the latest electrical issues, techniques and bulletins.
Here are Just a Few Things Clover Electric Will Inspect
- Electrical Panel Including Connections to Service
- Proper Electrical Grounding
- Damage from Water, Insects or Animals
- Wiring Throughout the Home
- Outlets, Switches, Light Fixtures
- Testing and Aging GFCI Outlets
- Power Cycling of Appliances
- Testing and Aging of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Age of Electrical System
- Presence of Aluminum or Knob and Tube Wiring
- Future Expansion Options