As much as you want to believe that spring is just around the corner, the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow this year, and unfortunately this means that we still have a few more weeks of winter ahead of us. For those who must use electrical heating in their homes, it is essential to be sure that every electrical heating device that is used is operating safely. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment was responsible for approximately 48,530 residential fires each year in 2014-2018. The annual civilian casualties of these fires include 500 deaths and 1,350 injuries, and the total cost of direct property damage is as much as $1.1 billion. Homeowners who use stationary and/or portable space heaters may be surprised to learn that those types of electrical heaters are involved in the vast majority of those 500 civilian deaths every year. In its January 2021 research report, Home Heating Fires, the NFPA found that 81% of residential heating fire deaths were related to space heaters, which is the reason why it is so important to ensure the electrical heating devices in your home are safe. In addition, many of us are continuing to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the increased home computer usage can also put a strain on residential electrical systems. To be certain that your home is not at risk of an electrical fire, it is recommended to schedule an electrical safety inspection with certified and experienced professionals, such as the MA licensed Master and Journeyman Electricians at Soby One Home Services. We are proud to provide high-quality, thorough home electrical safety inspections as part of our comprehensive professional electrical services to thousands of clients across the Cape Cod region. We would like to tell you more about what you can expect from this important safety service with Soby One Home Services.
What is included with a home electrical safety inspection from Soby One Home Services?
When you make an appointment for an inspection with our MA licensed Master and Journeyman Electricians, you can trust that we will follow the National Electrical Code (NEC) to give you an accurate assessment of your home’s electrical system. During the inspection, we will check out every component of the electrical system, such as the electrical panel, circuit breakers, the grounding system, and all the interior and exterior wiring and lighting. You can also expect us to take a look at every electrical device and appliance inside and outside your home, including your heating and cooling system, to ensure everything is properly installed, connected, wired, and grounded. Our top priority is to make certain that your home is not at any risk of an electrical fire, and we will also increase your survival odds by checking all of the smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarms installed in your home. Once we have completed the inspection, we will tell you everything about the condition of the electrical system in your home. If we do find any sort of problem or issue, we will provide you with a fair and honest written estimate of the necessary repairs to protect you and your family from the dangers of a residential electrical fire. We can schedule these repairs to be done as quickly as possible for your safety and convenience.
When should I schedule an appointment with Soby One Home Services for a home electrical safety inspection?
As we mentioned earlier, stationary and portable space heaters have been responsible for the majority of home heating fire deaths every year, so if you use this type of heater to provide supplemental heat to rooms in your home, we recommend that you contact us to come take a look at your home’s electrical system to ensure your safety. Another good time to schedule a home electrical safety inspection is when there is an increased electrical usage in your home, such as when members of your household are working from home more often. Any time that you make an important change, such as increased usage or adding an appliance, the NFPA and other electrical safety experts suggest that you have a professional licensed electrician inspect your system. Other occasions when you should schedule an electrical safety inspection in your home with Soby One Home Services include when you are purchasing or renovating a home and if your home is over 40 years old. You can count on us to be on the lookout for mistakes that were done previously, components that need to be updated or replaced, potential fire and electrocution hazards, improper surge protection, and more when we inspect the electrical system in your home.
Our fully licensed and insured MA Master and Journeyman Electricians know that the problems that could be the greatest risk to the safety and comfort of our customers can be issues with wiring in walls and other hidden problems, so you can expect us to thoroughly inspect every aspect of the electrical system in your home. Contact us today at Soby One Home Services to schedule an appointment for a home electrical safety inspection. We are proud to serve Cape Cod with superior professional electrical and other home services.