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May 15, 2018

Why Does Your Home Need An Electrical Safety Inspection?

There are many important reasons that your family home or investment property will need a qualified electrical safety inspection.

Commercial and industrial properties must conform to Australian electrical safety regulations. Work Health and Safety Government inspectors enforce a strict policy. If an electrical accident occurs on business premises, then a business owner or worker will be held responsible.

Homeowners Need Electrical Safety Inspections

These concerns or standards are not being relocated to the homeowner. Homeowners appear hesitant to have an electrical safety inspection performed on residential homes in Perth or in fact Australia.

Most of the time domestic homeowners will only call or contact an electrician when an electrical fault occurs. This can be due to many reasons such as power failure caused by a faulty socket outlets or switches. This, in turn, will cause a black-out. Most of the time the issue is caused by older of faulty wiring.

No matter what the issue may be, prevention is always better than the cure.

Faulty Wiring Is Hazardous.

Did you know that faulty wiring is the major cause of house fires?

This along with circuits that are overloaded. When circuits become overloaded the wires are filled with extremely strong electrical currents. This causes the wires to heat up to a point where they should not. Mix this together with torn frayed or wire that is not compliant. Then you have an electrical fire ready to ignite and waiting to happen.

If do you own a property that is over 20 years old. There is strong advice in seeking a qualified electrical expert to engage in a professional electrical safety inspection of the home or property.

One of the reasons main why this is imperative. Is that our electrical appliances have changed a lot in the last 20 years. The wiring installed in your home may not be able to handle the electrical process. In general, there are many more appliances running in the average home than there were 20 years ago.

We need to consider modern appliances such as smart TV’s, our internet speed, air conditioning, gaming and all the other appliances modern technology provides.

Circuit breakers should be inserted to avoid electrical overloads and prevent electrical fires.

Older homes in Perth have been known to possibly have unsafe or in some cases faulty earthing. This is an extremely volatile situation and should be looked at sooner than later. We don’t mean to alarm you, but this can be associated with a ticking bomb.

The damage electrical fires can cause is phenomenal. They tend to start quietly and spread quickly. The heat from an electrical fire is intense.

This can be avoided by simply scheduling a qualified electrical safety inspection.

What to Expect When Having an Electrical Safety Inspection on Your Property

We have provided some invaluable information about what you can expect from an electrical safety inspection performed in Perth Western Australia.

 

1 The first thing you need to know about getting an electrical safety inspection. Is the person performing the inspection must be licensed? It is highly illegal for an unlicensed person or persons to be performing safety inspections.

 

2 The next thing you should be aware of is in Western Australia the qualified person performing the electrical inspection must issue you with a certificate. The certificate should be received by yourself no more than 28 days after the inspection has been completed.

 

This certificate guarantees the work performed is to the correct standard. This will also ensure that the work has been carried out by a licensed Western Australian electrical safety inspector. It does not matter if the inspection is for an older home or a new home. The certificate should be kept in case it is needed in the future.

 

3 The electrical inspector should or will most likely turn the power off first. This allows them to thoroughly check the property for electrical issues. Once this process has been carried out you should receive detailed information on what needs to be rectified. They should advise you of any electrical weaknesses on the property.

 

5 The qualified electrical contractor will be checking for aging or damaged wires. Circuits that are overloading. The inspection generally will be a report on anything hazardous to the family home or property.

 

4 You should then receive a detailed report on any work that should be carried out. This may be a good time to discuss any concerns of your own. This may be burning smells you have encountered. Electrical sounds that don’t sound correct. Anything that you may have on your mind.

 

Having your property inspected will bring you peace and will increase the value of your home. Showing the certificate to anyone you need to will show proof that your home is modern and up to date electrically.

 

If you enjoyed the reading the information and would like more informative information on electrical issues and solutions. Please view the blog section on our website.

If you would like a qualified electrical safety inspection. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

 

 

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