Home Safety Inspection

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Are you worried about the safety of your home’s electrical system? Even if you recently upgraded, it may be a good idea to get a comprehensive home safety inspection. After all, the wires may not have been installed correctly or a connection may be coming loose. If you haven’t inspected or upgraded your home’s electrical system in a while, now would be a good time to do so. H&A Pittsburgh Electrician can help you achieve this goal and put your mind at ease.

We offer free home safety inspections to anyone in our service area. During the inspection, we’ll look for problems that could increase the likelihood of a future house fire. For instance, we’ll check for outdated wires, loose connections, aluminum wires, and more.

  • Wires That Are Outdated – Any home that was built before 1950 may have outdated wiring. Usually, this means that the wire was protected with cloth insulation. Unfortunately, cloth insulation is ineffective because the cloth tends to degrade with time. Eventually, it’ll become brittle and fall away from the wire. Once this happens, it could cause sparks and fires.
  • Wires Made From Aluminum – Aluminum wiring is equally dangerous. Usually, aluminum wires are found in homes made during the 1960s and 1970s. Although this type of electrical wiring was inexpensive, it is no longer safe. Aluminum expands and shrinks depending on the temperature. Therefore, the connections will become loose over time.
  • Regular Trips – We also need to find out why your breakers are tripping regularly. This can be a sign that something is wrong and that you’ll experience a fire soon. You may be placing too much pressure on your electrical system or there could be a bigger problem at play. Regardless, we need to diagnose and remedy the problem before it severely worsens.
  • Overloads – Having overloaded outlets can be a serious issue. Extension cords are fine from time to time, but you should need to depend on them often. If you have to use one regularly, your electrical system may need an upgrade.

Rest assured knowing that our comprehensive home safety inspection can be completed quickly and conveniently. We won’t turn it into a lengthy visit and will try to get out of your way as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, the experts at H&A Pittsburgh Electrician will work diligently to check every aspect of your home’s electrical system. Plus, our home safety inspection is free so you’re not going to lose anything.

If we find anything wrong, we’ll let you know. Then, we’ll work with you closely to develop a plan to resolve the problem and make your home safer. We believe it is a good idea to have your home inspected at least once a year. When you’re ready to protect your family, call our office to schedule a free inspection. We’ll be there before you know it.

FAQs For Our Free Home Safety Inspection

How Does The Periodic Test Work?

The periodic test is a test used to determine how safe your electrical system is. The test helps pinpoint potential hazards, overloads, and other problems. After the inspection is finished, we can take steps to make your home’s electrical system safer than ever before.

What Is Electrical Testing?

In terms of electrical tests, there are four important tests. For instance, a professional will check the high voltage, earth continuity, line leakage, and insulation resistance. Each step is taken to ensure that the system is safe. When necessary, changes can be made to make the electrical system safer.

What does EICR Stand For?

You may see the term EICR. It stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report. The inspector will give you the report after your electrical installation is finished.

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