At this point, talking about the importance of electrical inspection is just beating a dead horse because you know well.
Electricity is dangerous, of course!
And you must make sure that your home, your family and all the things inside it are safe to use.
It will protect you from:
- Electrical fires
- Electrical surges
- Electrical shocks
All talk about the importance of electrical inspection, but do you know very little about what happens during the inspection?
Well, not today!
Our expert electricians at LiVe Services Group have decided to explain the whole electrical inspection process to address our customers’ queries.
What happens during an electrical inspection?
You know the importance of the electrical inspection. But what you do not know is what happens at your home during an inspection!
While the exact procedure depends on your home and prevailing conditions, there are certain constants such as:
1) We test your safety switches
The majority of electrical inspections start by looking at your switchboards and fuses.
The switch and the fuse are the first line of defence in your electrical system against fires.
When the circuit becomes overloaded, the switch cuts the electricity connection and protects your precious equipment.
There is no surprise in the fact that we start from here!
We make sure that your switches align with building code and fuse, too, if you live in an old building.
In the first step, the LiVE SG technician will start by looking at the switches and taking measurements of voltage and electrical resistance.
2) We inspect your insulation
The next and most crucial step is the inspection of insulation.
It is the insulation of wires and joints that keep the whole electrical system safe. If it damages, nothing can prevent an electrical fire.
That is why ensuring that insulation is intact and at its place is vital for your safety, and we at LiVE Services Group prioritize your safety!
It is essential to mention here that we are not talking about the stuff that lies in your walls, but we are talking about the insulation that keeps you, not your family, safe by creating a barrier between you and live wires!
3) Is your home electrical wiring old or outdated?
Old fashioned wiring has many problems associated with it. Wear-and-tear is one of them, but it is not the only one!
Many older electrical systems are designed in a that are not according to modern standards. For example, knob-and-tube wiring is hazardous for houses.
In this type of wiring, wires are entirely uninsulated. Wires are suspended between knobs, which is too dangerous as there are no protective insulation layers on the cables.
It means there is nothing between wires and electricity to protect your and your family. Everything will be directly exposed to fire and electric shocks. You can be in many problems if you even get in direct contact with a live wire!
4) Capacity testing
Each circuit is designed for a specific voltage – this is the safest amount of electricity that that circuit can handle.
The problem is that many older houses do not design according to today’s lifestyle. We use much more power now. On the other hand, many older homes don’t have cables to handle this!
If your circuit is pushed to its limits, you don’t just run the risk of degrading your cable over time, but there is also the risk of electrical fires.
Electrician checks the capacity to fit by looking at your dressing board. If needed, they will also see each power tool connected to a particular circuit to determine what causes your blackout.
5) Your electrician keeps you safe around water
Once everything is said and done, your sparky will eventually provide you with a detailed inspection report.
This report is much more than a checklist. It lists all your electrician examined during your inspection, as well as all recommended solutions.
Many local electricians will even set a quote for invited corrections on-site.
Armed with this information, you will be able to make an informed decision on your next step.
It is not the only important information, however. All self-compliance sparky will use a standard form that includes their electrician license number and ABN.
It gives you undeniable proof that your electrician knows his business!
When do I need an electrical inspection?
Your home recently suffered a great storm? Do your fuse or switches be constantly activated? Did you detect a persistent and disturbing burning odour?
Each time something is wrong with its electricity, we propose one of the first tips to organize an electrical inspection.
Each of the previous ones can be of symptoms or a cause of severe problems at home. And with electrical defects that represent a quarter of all house fires, you will not want to ignore these symptoms.
It is not the only time we recommend that you organize an electrical inspection.
Are you moving into a new home?
If you have just moved on to a new property, we urge you to inspect it. While carpets and walls can be seen in good condition, you have no idea what it seems like under the hood. The magnificent wallpapers can hide loose cables, overloaded or worse circuits!
Own an older home?
And for residents living in old houses, electrical inspections are essential. The Electric Return Safety Standards for the Day were much more relaxed than they are now. Not to mention, a large part of the electrical safety features we have today were not there at that time.
Electrical inspections for energy-intensive businesses
Some companies, such as factories and cold storage companies, consume a lot of power.
In many cases, the team requires its dedicated circuits to meet the demand. Due to the crazy electricity levels involved, these heavy service circuits need frequent inspection.
It protects the company from disaster and guarantees that it will not undergo an unexpected operation break.
You can contact us for more information on when you need to organize your next inspection.
Need an electrical inspection?
Get in touch with LiVE Services Group!
With more than ten years of experience, our electricians are the best for any job.
If you are planning an inspection of your house, then let us assist you in the process with our world-class services. LiVE Services Group electricians know domestic, commercial, and industrial electrical systems with immense experience and field expertise. Our every sparky is:
- Fully licensed
- Extremely knowledgeable
- Fully equipped
- Trained for every possible complication
Whether you are moving to a new place or want to ensure that everything is okay at your home, we are here for you. Contact our team of electricians or call us anytime on this number 1800 548 332.