Home Electrical Inspections | Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding areas
Our licensed electricians will inspect your electrical system for code compliance and safety features so that your home is ready for sale, or for purchase.
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The Electrical Safety Foundation recommends electrical home inspections:
- When purchasing a home
- When a house is 40 years or older
- When adding an appliance
- When a home has had a major renovation
Hiring a licensed electrician to perform an electrical home inspection is important for the safety of your home and can help provide you with peace of mind that the home inspector was correct in his assessment of your electrical system.
What are the benefits of an electrical home inspection?
- Ensures safe operation of electrical components in your home
- Identify common electrical mistakes make by contractors or previous handyman errors
- Recognize any outdated wiring such as aluminum or knob and tube
- Identify any degrading electrical wiring or components
- Identify code violations that may lead to an electrical fire
- Help you save energy and reduce costs
- Meeting insurance risk assessment inspection requirements
- Peace of mind knowing your home is safe before purchasing
Here are some items to consider in the home electrical inspection process:
- Local Codes & NEC Compliance
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard for electrical safety, and it is important that your home’s electrical system is installed and serviced according to itsstandards. Some codes and regulation may vary by state or city, so it is important to hire a local Charleston electrical contractor that has licensed Charleston electricians who has a good understanding of the local codes and regulations.
- Grounded Outlets
There are a lot of homes that still have ungrounded outlets. During the home electrical inspection, our licensed electricians can tell you the options you have for upgrading ungrounded outlets.
- GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) Outlets
Any wet areas, including bathrooms, kitchens, garages, unfinished basements, and exterior areas, must have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) installed. Many older homes were not required to install GFCI outlets by code when the home was built but most home electrical inspectors and buyers will demand they be installed now.
- Electrical Service Panel
The electrical service panel and its components (fuses and circuit breakers) must be reviewed for age, dark or smoky residue, and wear and tear by a licensed electrician. Also, all neutrals and ground wires in your electric panel should be terminated on its own terminal slot
Many older homes may contain outdated knob and tube wiring or aluminum wiring that will need to be replaced for the safety and marketability of your home.
- Outlets & Lighting
Transworld Electric electricians will visually inspect every outlet in your home for black smoke or any other signs of damage. The will also make sure to check for any loose outlets and any humming noises or switching sounds coming from outlets or lighting.
- Electrical System Upgrade
All electrical systems gradually deteriorate over time and it’s recommended that a licensed electrician inspects electrical system every 3-5 years. That can vary depending on how old your home is how many appliances you have.