Would your home pass an electrical safety inspection?

Whether you are considering putting your home on the market, have a home that is more than 40 years old or need to add an electric car charger, an electrical safety inspection can determine if you’ll need to make some upgrades.

An inspection can also show if your home is safe and free from common electrical fire hazards.

Your Roanoke electrical experts at Southern Trust Home Services offer a quick and thorough electrical safety inspection to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe from fire hazards or can handle renovations.

If your home has any of the following issues, it may not pass an electrical safety inspection: 

  1. Old knob and tube wiring
  2. New lights installed on old wiring
  3. Overcrowded wires
  4. Illegally spliced wires
  5. Missing or broken carbon monoxide detectors or fire alarms
  6. Recessed lighting that isn’t insulation contact (IC) rated or that touches insulation
  7. No ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) outlets near water or moisture
  8. Large appliances that do not have their own circuit (this includes the microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer)

If your home is 10 or 15 years old, chances are that it may not meet all or some code updates. It also may not have all the updated outlets and wiring needed to handle the new technology we are now using, including solar panels, a variety of electronic equipment and electric car chargers.

The licensed electricians at Southern Trust have the skills, knowledge and tools to not only determine your home’s electrical needs but also the talent to fix issues or bring your home’s wiring up to code.

So if you haven’t had an inspection in more than 10 years, have lights that flicker in your home, outlets that don’t work or your breakers trip frequently, it’s probably time to have an electrical safety inspection.

Let Southern Trust help you upgrade your home to handle living in the 21st century. Call us at (540) 228-9287 to schedule an electrical safety inspection or consult with one of our experts about any electrical issues you may be experiencing.

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