Affiliated Electric provides electrical inspection for residential and commercial buildings. Electrical safety inspections for new homes, older homes, new office buildings, old office buildings, and all residential and commercial properties are very important to have done regularly, to ensure that your equipment meets current standards and to prevent any mishaps from neglected electrical systems.
During our years of service, we have prevented many potential mishaps with our electrical safety check, and this is why we offer a free 12 point electrical safety inspection of homes or offices for our customers.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we strive to prove that to you by not charging for our thorough safety checks.
Electrical Safety Inspection Services
IS YOUR HOME ELECTRICALLY SAFE?
THE LEADING CAUSE OF ALL FIRES IN A HOME OR OFFICE ARE RELATED TO ELECTRICAL HAZARDS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN EASILY PREVENTED.
If you live in an older home, or perhaps have just moved into a new home, you want to ensure that you, your family, and all of your belongings remain safe.
These panels have caused issues for many homeowners in the past. The technology used in them are obsolete today. They all have major manufacturer defects that show over time, such as: some don’t have a main breaker at all (no protection for the whole wiring system), circuit breakers melting, and some of them have breakers that flip off or simply weaken, rendering them completely useless.
If you have one of these panels currently installed in your home, it is imperative that you call a licensed, skilled electrician today to assess your situation and get you on the road to a new electrical panel installation!
Millions of homes and businesses in the USA that are older than 30 years still have the same electrical panels and systems that were installed when the dwelling was built. This is a big problem, because the technology used then doesn’t allow for the types of strain that we put on our panels nowadays.
Unlike the new electrical panels, old panels typically use fuses, instead of circuit breakers. Fuses were designed to handle less power back then because we did not demand as much power from our electrical systems as we do nowadays.
The maximum allowance for these old panels is around 60 amps. In modern times, our average usage stands at 100-200 amps and above. When faced with this type of strain, the fuses blow because they’re overloaded.
Overloaded fuses will cause appliances to shut down and in some cases, even start a fire.
A thorough electrical safety check will ensure that your panel and electrical system, as a whole, are built to withstand modern power consumption efficiently.
The short answer is – You need to upgrade your electric panel when the overall electrical load must be increased.
As the demand for power becomes stronger everyday, the panel must be able to keep up. Upgrading your electrical panel is necessary for your family’s safety. It also ensures that all the appliances are functioning in optimal conditions and that an electricity overload won’t damage them. As a homeowner, you can easily figure out yourself when such service is required. These are a few of the situations and clues that signal it’s time to upgrade:
1. If the panel is too small and more circuits need to be added
2. If more power is needed
3. When a panel is not safe enough (old fuses, rust, etc. )
4. If fuses happen to blow
5. If you see rust in the circuit breakers
6. If there is corrosion
7. When home lights are dimming when you turn on appliances