The importance of electrical safety inspections

While most of us know that an electrical safety inspection is required before purchasing a property, many homeowners are unaware of the importance of regular and ongoing inspections.
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So, what does an electrical safety inspection involve, who can perform them, and when should you get one done in your home? Read on to find out.

 

What is an electrical safety inspection?

Electrical safety inspections are designed to detect and amend all safety hazards regarding the wiring and electrical appliances in your home. Because of various electrical-related injuries, 300 Australians go to the hospital on average annually, and approximately 15 people die. As such, it is essential that electrical safety is regularly ensured.

The inspection involves a licensed A-Grade electrician assessing the condition of the electrical systems installed in a home or on business premises. Through this process, the electrician can identify hazards and any electrical safety problems, as per the laid-down regulations, that may pose a danger to the occupants. All the findings will be recorded by the electrician on a checklist, form or report. The checklist or safety report will list down all inspected appliances, outlets and circuits and outline any actions required.

These issues can then be promptly fixed, and you can rest easy knowing your home is safe. On top of identifying urgent fixes, the electrician may also pinpoint items that may need an upgrade in the near future or even recommend how you can improve energy efficiency in your home.

When should you get an electrical safety inspection?

Only the smallest of changes can have a significant impact on the electrical safety of your home or business premises. As such, it is ideal that a yearly inspection is undertaken. However, an urgent inspection may be required if the home was constructed over 25 years ago before it is bought or sold, if wiring is outdated or if the owner is experiencing issues with the wiring or equipment.

At HunterCON, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide reliable, hands-on service that you can count on, no matter the size of the job. From consultation to installation to maintenance, attention to detail and customer satisfaction is at the core of the HunterCON ethos.

With over nine years of experience under our belt, we can ensure your home is as safe as it can possibly be. If you require an electrical safety inspection or have any questions, get in touch with us today.

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