As a licensed electrician in Geelong, we believe that prevention is the best cure. Regular electrical inspections of your home or office will ensure that your property and people living in it are safe from any possible electrical hazards.
A thorough electrical inspection involves checking for faulty wiring, testing power points and lights, testing safety switches, testing smoke alarms, inspecting switchboard and electrical equipment for correct installation and working.
So how do you tell when it’s time for an electrical inspection on your property? This can be confusing so we have listed down all possible instances when you will require your property to be inspected.
1. If you have a very old house
Old houses have a lot of electrical components and fixtures that really don’t live up to the Australian safety standards anymore. Old homes cannot handle the load modern electrical appliances put on them, hence before you introduce a new electrical appliance like an oven or electric heater, it is important to get your Geelong electrician to check the wiring and make a switchboard upgrade to handle the appliance you wish to add.
2. Before buying or renting a house
Even if the house is not so old, it’s worthwhile to check the electrical wiring, safety switches and smoke alarms and outlets for optimal performance so when you move into the property you are not welcomed by a house full of electrical faults. It’s important to ensure that the electrician in Geelong that you hire for inspection, is licensed and insured.
The same applies when you are renting a property as you want to make sure that your home is safe for tenants to live.
3. Before or after a storm
If the authorities have issued a storm warning, it’s important to make sure all safety switches in your home or office are working properly, all electrical appliances are plugged out properly and have you a carry out a whole home surge protection to protect your appliances.
Once the storm has passed and your house has been affected by flooding and lighting, you should get all electrical outlets, wiring, switchboard and all other electrical installations inspected by your electrician in Geelong. If your electrical appliances have been affected, make sure they are inspected before you start to use them.
4. Regular electrical maintenance
Regular electrical inspections can keep problems at bay so you can continue to live in an electrically safe and sound home.
It’s important to keep your switchboards, earthing connections, electrical appliances and fixtures such as light fittings and power points, all in a good shape, especially so if your property has aged significantly.
As a property owner, you are obliged to ensure that your property is electrically sound. Regular electrical inspection of your home or office or that carried out after a natural disaster such as fire or flooding is important to keep your property safe.
As licensed electricians in Geelong, we are qualified to carry out electrical inspections for your home or office. Feel free to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help.