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When To Get An Electrical Inspection

October 19, 2022 | Blog

Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t schedule an electrical inspection until after a problem has already occurred. However, homes require routine checkups to ensure their electrical system is operating as it should at all times. The repercussions of faulty wiring and other electrical issues can prove to be dangerous, costly and even fatal.

At Arnold Electrical Services, we prioritize you and your family’s safety by employing highly-trained electricians to provide your home with reliable service. Whether you’re in a 2-flat, 3-flat, 4-flat or brownstone house, our old home experts are qualified to inspect, identify and repair!

Why Inspections Are Important For Electrical Safety

An electrical inspection provides an in-depth examination of your home’s electrical system. Trained electricians can identify potential hazards that require immediate attention and make notes of areas of improvement and possible upgrades.

Therefore, regular inspections can help prevent and fix faulty wiring, greatly reducing the risk of accidents like electrocution or fire. According to The Electric Safety Foundation, home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries and $1.3 billion in property damage.

By making sure all your home’s wiring and equipment are well insulated, routine inspections also prepare your home for instances of natural disasters like hurricanes or severe storms. Wet conditions increase your risk of electric shock, especially if your home has exposed wires or worn insulation, so proper upkeep of electrical insulation is crucial to the safety of you and your loved ones against such hazards.

In addition, they ensure your home’s legal compliance with city building codes. Our team at Arnold Electrical operates under the National Electrical Code (NEC). Therefore, we verify all your home’s electrical wires, systems and components — such as appliances — meet legal safety standards. In 2018, Chicago’s Department of Buildings updated the city’s electrical code and smoke and carbon monoxide detection requirements. Violations of this code are not only unsafe but can result in costly fines.

If costs are a concern for you, regular inspections actually save you more money in the long run by preventing issues that can lead to an expensive electrical repair. In addition, Arnold Electrical Services offers financing through Wisecrack, allowing clients to pay for services in installments.

When Electrical Inspections Are Most Necessary

Although inspections on a regular basis are necessary, there are specific instances when homes require immediate or more frequent appointments. Listed below are times we recommend having an electrical inspection:

  • When purchasing a new home
  • When your home has a major addition, renovation or appliance added
  • When your home is 40 years or older
  • If your lights often flicker or dim
  • If your outlets and light switch face plates are hot to the touch
  • If you hear a sizzling noise coming from your outlets

Find A Chicago Electrician Today

If you’re in the Chicagoland area and in need of a home inspection, our friendly neighborhood electricians are dedicated to getting the job done the right way! Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced team members today to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. After all, the greatest benefit an electrical inspection can offer you is peace of mind.

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

Reliable Service
We believe in providing premium electrical services, all backed by our 5 year parts and labor warranty
Upfront Flat Rate Pricing
Emergency calls and regular service calls are performed on a flat rate. No surprises!
Quality Products
Safety is our mission. We only purchase the highest quality materials from trusted suppliers.

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Jeff M. and Derek H. were amazing! If ever you need any type of electrical work done in your home this is the company you can trust. Their knowledge and work shows how dedicated they are to getting the job done the right way. They really know their stuff and it shows! Not only are they quick to respond but they will get the job done the right way and it is backed by their guarantee. I am amazed! Thank you Arnold Electrical! 🙂

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The staff at Arnold Electric Service were on time for our appointment to assess the electrical needs of my client’s condominium and were very professional and thorough in doing so. Most appreciated was the fact that their staff electrician was absolutely honest with me about his ability to provide further services. I will most definitely refer this wonderful company to those needing their services going forward

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First time using Arnold. Derek arrived early (after confirming it was ok) and was very professional. He fixed the problem and offered some recommendations. I appreciated that he wore a mask. Would definitely recommend this company.

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The techs were on time, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained the issues they saw and recommended several pricing options. We plan on using this company again.

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This company was great to work with. They arrived on time and worked tirelessly to get the job done ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend their service to anyone in need of electrical work.

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