A Safety Electrical Inspection is a MUST DO whether you are buying a new house or you are already living in it. The reality is that most “general inspector” are not qualified to perform a complete and detailed electrical safety inspection that complied with the NEC 2011.
Here at Montes Electric, Inc. Charlotte’s Preferred Electrical Contractor we follow a procedure that exceeds the industry standards for commercial and residential electrical safety inspections. Our procedures basically follow the “Electrical Inspection Manual” which is release by the NFPA National Fire Protection Association.
Our lives literally depend on the safe use of electricity in our homes, and often safety hazards can go unnoticed or unseen. Even what homeowners might think of as a “minor” problem can lead to a devastating fire. In fact, electricity is a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Each year fires that start in electrical systems or lighting equipment damage more than
- 24, 000 homes
- injure 830 more
- kill 320 people
In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50 people die every year from accidental electrocutions involving residential wiring, panel boards, circuit breakers, and outlets. Another 40 electrocutions each year involve household appliances that are connected to the wiring of homes.
By making sure you have a thorough electrical inspection completed by a qualified electrician before buying, selling, or remodeling a home, you can help ensure your home’s electrical system operates at the highest level of safety possible.
Our Electrical Safety Inspections include checking:
- Main electrical box, wires, breakers, bars
- CO sensors
- Attic wiring
- Devices (typically 10-12%)
- Grounding system
- Arc fault breakers
- Proper size of breaker
- Mayor Appliance wires
- Smoke detectors
- Crawl space wiring