To ensure the electric system at your home or property is free from any defects and in proper working condition, you must do a periodical electrical home inspection. As stated in the article published in Hindustan Times “Faulty wiring behind 69% of 50,000 fires in Mumbai in the past decade”. If you avoiding the periodic electrical inspection for your home or property, then your home can be fire hazards due to a faulty electrical system and wiring. You also put your investment and beloved family members at great risk by avoiding periodic electrical home inspections.
Importance Of Periodic Electrical Home Inspection
All electrical fixtures, wiring, installation, etc. deteriorate with regular use and age. Most of the flat/homeowners, on the other hand, often neglect the deteriorating condition of fixtures, wires. As per the government data, most fire incidents are happening because of electrical faults. One of the most important things you can do to keep your house safe from electrical risks is to get your electrical system, fixtures, and wiring inspected periodically. You don’t want to risk your dear one’s life and have your property ruined by electrical fires. To avoid this, electrical safety in your property should be your top priority.
The electrical home inspection will diagnosis of the electrical health of your home/property. A qualified electric home inspector will inspect the cables, test all of your equipment, and identify any problems. The qualified electric home inspector will compile a report detailing all the electrical defects and issues.
What will be checked in Electrical Home Inspection?
- All electrical light fixtures, sockets & switches are in proper working conditions without any burn marks and damages.
- All wires and cables are in proper working conditions and show no sign of deterioration, burn marks, burning marks, cuts, wear and tear, etc.
- All MCB, ELCB/RCD is in proper working condition. ELCB/RCB trip or shut with test button.
- All MCB/ELCB are properly labeled inside the distribution box with datasheet marking room-wise details.
- Earthing is available to every socket available in-home or property.
- Electric systems, Wires, and cables are properly insulated or not near the wet and damp locations.
- All available and working wires, socket, MCB/ELCB, etc. are not being overloaded.
- All available and working wires, switches, socket, MCB/ELCB, etc. are not being overheated (By using Thermal technology).
These are some of the general parameters we used for periodic inspection of the home electric systems. To avoid any faulty wiring or short circuit as a result of regular use or exposure of wires to weather elements, a periodic electrical home inspection is required.
Common Issues Found During Periodic Electrical Home Inspection
- Observed Opened or exposed wiring and splices during the inspection.
- Found a three-pin socket without earthing provision
- Painted outlet, causing overheating
- ELCB/MCB trips frequently or observed sparks during operations
- ELCB test button not functional at the time of inspection
- Observed spark at the time of switch and socket operations
- Found underrated wire gauge used
- MCB, ELDB, Sockets, etc. overloaded with wires
- Found overheated wires/electric system using thermal imaging technology
Every home/property should have a periodic electrical home inspection to verify that it is safe from electrical risks. Are you concerned about the expense of an electrical home inspection? In fact, calling an electrician after a malfunction has occurred may save you even more money in the long run. And it might not just be about money; it might be about your loved ones’ lives. The Periodical Electrical home inspection and testing minimize electrical hazards and improve your electrical installation home/property functionality
You can visit our video blog to know more about how we do a periodic electric home inspection