Electrical Home Inspections
Purchasing or selling a home can be incredibly stressful and one of the simplest ways to minimize that stress is by having a Wyoming licensed electrical contractor perform an electrical inspection on the home. The electrical inspection will highlight any areas of concern, along with the recommended remediation or repair, as well as provide information about the home such as if the wiring has been updated or is original. This will show the buyer possible areas for concern, and also allow a seller to correct any issues before the home goes onto the market. This service is essential when buying or selling a home to ensure that there are no pre-existing issues that should be remedied.
The goal of having an inspection by an electrician Cheyenne Wyoming is to guarantee the home is up to code, safe, and has minimal risk for a house fire. Wyoming electrical contractors will check for largely overlooked issues, like types of outlets and terminations. Many older homes lack GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) style outlets throughout the home, but current codes recommend that any outlets within three feet of a water source be GFCI as a safety measure. The GFCI will interrupt an electrical current to prevent electrical injury to a person, which is an elevated possibility whenever you have an electrical outlet near a water source.
Another common issue that many individuals are not aware of is having aluminum terminations on your wiring. For a short period in the 1970s, aluminum terminations were used in wires. However, if quickly became apparent in that when the original fixtures were removed and updated, that dangerous arcing occurred between the termination and fixture resulting in house fires. This is because newer fixtures are not rated for aluminum, and even those that claim to be rated often are not of proper quality to circumvent the possibility of a fire.
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Since most buyers will expect to have the ability to update their home as they see fit, this is an issue that will need to be remedied. Cheyenne Electricians will convert the terminations. This will not only negate the possibility of arcing, thus preventing a fire, but will allow you to replace any fixtures in your home at will. This will also allow you to update any two-prong outlets to a GFCI or three-prong outlet. Don’t run the risk of a fire for a new chandelier, let us come in and make sure the wiring is in tip-top shape first.
Before 1960, cloth-covered wiring was still commonly seen in homes. With the high flammability rate with cloth, this became a known fire hazard. If the cloth wiring is live and also surrounded by insulation, the likelihood of a house fire becomes a high probability. Many insurance companies will not insure a home that has live cloth wiring. The only safe way to mitigate cloth wiring is to have an electrician Cheyenne Wyoming deactivate the wires and re-wire the area containing the cloth wires. The cloth wires can remain for a touch of authenticity provided they are no longer carrying any electrical currents. Many times, the removal of cloth wiring does involve electrical remodeling throughout the entire home.
In addition to checking for issues like those above, the electric company Cheyenne Wyoming will also test every outlet to determine that they are functioning, and that the voltage output is correct. Older homes are likely to have two-prong outlets rather than the three-prong outlets with a ground more commonly seen now. This is not an issue, provided the outlets are in proper working order. If they are malfunctioning, we will discuss replacing them with three-prong outlets for convenience as well as added safety. All light switches will be tested for functionality. Garage door controls will be tested, and the breaker box will be examined. Our elite electrical services will ensure the electrical box is up to code, has proper terminations, is labeled correctly, and that each of the switches performs as expected. After our inspection is complete, you can breathe easy knowing you are fully aware of any electrical issues that need remediation as well as the suggested repairs to make sure your home is move-in ready.
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