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Electrical Safety Inspections

What is an electrical safety inspection

An electrical safety inspection is a thorough examination of your whole electrical system. It ensures that all your electrical wires, systems and components meet legal safety standards and housing guidelines.

After we complete an electrical safety inspection on your home, we’ll provide you with a detailed and prioritized checklist of items that need attention immediately, recommendations for improvement, and possible upgrade options.

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When should I get an electrical safety inspection

There are more than a few reasons as to why you should get an electrical safety inspection performed by a licensed Winnipeg electrician.

  • Perhaps you just bought a house and didn’t do a pre-purchase home inspection?
  • Or, maybe you’ve noticed that there have been inconsistencies or instances of electrical shortages?
  • If you read about our service for knob and tube wire replacement, you might want to get an inspection done if your house is older than the 1950s, or in the Wolseley or River Heights area.
  • Are you adding a major appliance, like a new oven or fridge?
  • And finally, you might be planning a major home renovation. Maybe you’re adding a garage to your home or another room. Whatever the renovation, make sure that your system is in good enough shape to handle it.

What are the benefits of an electrical safety inspection

To ensure the safety of your home and everyone in it, an electrical safety inspection will offer you peace of mind, as well as identify areas of concern.

  • Ensures the safe operation of electrical components
  • Identifies any previous electrical errors made by contractors or previous homeowners
  • Recognizes obsolete wiring, such as knob and tube
  • Identifies degraded electrical wiring and components
  • Identifies over-sized fuses or breakers that may present a fire hazard
  • Gives you the opportunity to correct any fire and safety hazards
  • Helps save energy and reduce monthly hydro bills
  • Meets insurance inspections for risk assessments
  • Let’s you know before you purchase a new home that the electrical system is safe

What does an electrical safety inspection include

As your professional Winnipeg electrical services company, John Doerksen Electrical will, as applicable:

  • Verify proper wattage for light bulbs
  • Inspect switch and wall outlet operation and condition
  • Identify shock or electrocution hazards
  • Verify that arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are operating properly
  • Check all safety and security lighting
  • Confirm grounding systems are working and safe
  • Validate appropriate surge protection 
  • Ensure proper placement of smoke detectors and alarms
  • Test all smoke detectors and alarms
  • Test all carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspect the electrical panel for appropriate amps, operation, and labels
  • Examine all outdoor electrical systems
  • Provide a detailed and prioritized report of your entire electrical system

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