Is It Time To Schedule an Electrical Inspection?

When you are buying or selling a home, it is important to ensure that all of the electrical systems in your house are working properly. This means scheduling an electrical home inspection to make sure that everything is up to code and in good condition. Electrical inspections, by a licensed electrician, can help you avoid unexpected issues down the road and can also help protect the value of your home.

If you are wondering whether it is time to schedule an electrical inspection, there are a few key times when you should consider one.

Electrical Inspection if you did not get one when you purchased your home

If You Did Not Get One When You Purchased Your House:

Most homes that are being sold will have an electrical inspection done prior to being put on the market. However, if you purchased your home a while ago and never got an electrical home inspection, it is definitely time to schedule one now.

Electrical Inspection Before Significant Home Upgrades

Before Significant Home Upgrades:

If you are planning on doing any significant home upgrades that will require electrical work, it is a good idea to get an inspection done before starting the project. This will help ensure that your electrical system, including your electrical service panel, can handle the additional load and that any work being done meets current local and national electric code requirements.

Electrical Inspection After any DIY Work

After Any DIY Work:

Even if you are an experienced electrician, it is always a good idea to have another set of eyes look at your work after you finish. Electrical inspections can help identify any potential problems that you may have missed.

Electrical Inspection if you have never had one

If You Have Never Had One Done:

If your home is more than 40 years old or you have never had an electrical home inspection done before, it is definitely time to schedule one now. Electrical systems can deteriorate over time or become damaged by external factors, so there is always a risk of problems brewing beneath the surface.

Electrical Inspection After a Major Storm

After A Major Storm:

If your home has experienced any sort of major storm damage, it is important to have a home electrical inspection as soon as possible. Electrical systems can be easily damaged by flooding or high winds, so it is important to make sure that everything is still safe and up to code.

Electrical Inspection If You Are Having Any Electrical Problems:

If You Are Having Any Electrical Problems:

If you are experiencing any electrical problems in your home, such as flickering lights or tripped breakers, it is important to get an inspection right away. Electrical issues can be a sign that the wiring in your house is damaged and could potentially lead to a fire.

Scheduling an electrical inspection does not have to be a hassle. You can easily find a qualified electrician in your area to come and take a look at your electrical system. Electrical inspections are usually not very expensive, and they could save you a lot of money down the road. ARC Electric would be happy to be your electrical contractor, to help you with your home electrical inspection needs.


Warning! Don’t do this! by your Raleigh Service Electrician

“It doesn’t take much to be electrocuted, fatally electrocuted just by an outlet in a wall socket,” Plymouth, Massachusetts, Fire Chief Ed Bradley said.

Dangerous Damage to Outlet Seen Here

There is a new awfully-stupid challenge going around on kids’ social media, called the “outlet challenge” – involving partially plugging a phone charger into an outlet and then touching a penny to the exposed prongs.  Obviously unsafe, fire officials are warning that the action could cause fire or serious injury.

See the video, for full report:

See your Raleigh service electrician for any electrical troubleshooting you may need at your home.

Tik-Tok Challenge Dangerous Electrical Outlet

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Home Owners Electrical Guide 101

THE BASICS: Your home has a 120/240 volt system and, depending on the size of your home, 100 to 400 amps. Every home has a main breaker than can shut off power to the entire house. The main breaker is typically outside next to your electrical meter. Removing panel covers to access the wiring should only be done by a licensed electrician. If not handled correctly, an electrical shock and an ARC flash may cause severe burns and possibly death.

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Some lights getting brighter while others are dimmer?

Some lights getting brighter while others are dimmer? Appliances and electronics acting funny?

Well… there’s your problem

Well… there’s your problem…

To prevent Problems like these maybe you need a safety inspection

Why are the creepy doors always on Monday’s?

Why are the creepy doors always on Monday’s? #WhyIsThereALock #Nope #whatsbehinddoornumber1

Power of Past Posts – Electrical Safety Checklist from ESFI

Give Your Home an Electrical Safety Checkup

Just as regular wellness checkups are critical for maintaining your health, routine safety checkups are critical for the safety of your home.  Use ESFI’s handy Electrical Safety Checkup list to ensure that you can identify and correct potential electrical hazards around your home before an electrical fire or incident can result.

Regularly check the vitals of your home, and encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same!

Visit the National Electrical Safety Month section of the website for additional resources and suggestions for facilitating a local electrical safety awareness campaign.

Give Your Home an Electrical Safety Checkup.  Give-Your-Home-an-Electrical-Safety-Checkup from the Electrical Safety Foundation International Inc., and visit the ESFI site, here!

Power of Past Posts – Electrical Panel Erosion

A pipe leak above this panel caused all of this corrosion in a fairly new panel.
Your Electrical Service Panel is the heart of your electrical system it distributes power from your service provider to every electrical device in your home or business. If this fails or is out of date major problems can occur, loss of power, damage to electrical appliances, and at worst an electrical fire.

For residential or commercial electricians, talk to the the experts at ARC Electric for your panel change / fuse box upgrade.  Contact an Apex commercial electrician at ARC Electric, and schedule a panel change for your residence or commercial building!

Remember safety first – and call ARC Electric for your panel changes!

Power of Past Posts – Maintenance Schedule Help

For those who have a hard time with home maintenance schedules, check out HomeZada. Remember to test your GFCI’s!

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An annual home maintenance schedule is created for you with alerts and reminders of important monthly maintenance tasks to make sure your home is efficient, safe, and healthy for your family.