HOME ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS IN WOODSTOCK, GA

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HOME ELECTRICAL INSPECTION

Poss Electric Company will go beyond just electrical repair.  Our technicians provide expert electrical inspections to ensure that your home or building is running safely in the north metro Atlanta area. Electrical inspections are crucial to home ownership because electricity and all its wiring typically run behind the walls.  It is usually out of sight and out of mind. Without a regular electrical inspection, you may not realize you have an electrical problem until something goes wrong. It is better to prevent an electrical problem by having a technician come and inspect your home, rather than waiting until it is too late.  

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are strictly enforced in compared to ten years ago.  Anytime a permit is pulled on a residence without the smoke detectors updated, that is also a requirement in the inspection.  Other items required now that were not required six years ago are the arc fault circuit interrupter breakers are required in most of the home now.  GFCI protection is required in more places as well as the 240-volt breakers.  New panel installations now require whole house surge protection.  

Poss Electric technicians are certified and keep regular updated training on the National Electric Code.  The National Electric Code (NEC) is updated every 3 years to bring more safety to the home each cycle.  There have been many updated safety codes in the recent cycles making a ten-year-old house outdated as mentioned above.  Every service call should have a Safety Inspection Report filled out for every home.  This is a quick overview of the home to keep the owner and company aware of the status of the electrical system for the current visit or a future visit to be well prepared.  

There are also those times when you should schedule an appointment for a full electrical home inspection.  This may apply to you if:

  • Your home (or electrical panel) is over 30 years old.
  • If you are considering purchasing a home.
  • Your home has had major renovation work recently finished.
  • A natural disaster or flood has occurred.
  • Once every five years for that peace of mind.
  • When adding a new circuit or adding on to the house.

If your home does not have arc fault (AFCI) breakers in your home, it is at more risk to not shutting off when a problem or loose connection occurs.  These breakers are what they are named, fire (arc fault) preventers (interrupters).  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical issues or loose connections are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the United States of America.  In addition, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) points out small appliances plugged into inadequate or improper wiring as the leading cause of accidental electrocutions.  These safety hazards can be easily addressed and prevented with an electrical home inspection and acting on the outdated concerns.

An electrical home inspection provides a complete and thorough examination of your entire electrical system.  This ensures all electrical wires, devices, and components (such as appliances) meet legal safety standards. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the code that all Poss Electric electricians operate under when examining your home.  The NEC defines the parameters for minimum standards across the United States. Upon completion of your electrical home inspection, a Poss Electric electrician will provide a detailed, prioritized checklist including areas in need of immediate attention, recommendations for improvements, and potential upgrade possibilities.

An electrical home inspection is important for the safety of your home and everyone in it. Getting your electrical system checked by a certified Poss Electric technician will offer you peace of mind by:

  • Ensuring the safe operation of electrical components in your home
  • Identifying common electrical mistakes made by contractors and previous DIY homeowners.
  • Recognizing outdated wiring such as aluminum or knob-and-tube
  • Identifying electrical wiring and components that may have degraded over time.
  • Spotting oversized fuses or breakers that could lead to fire.
  • Identify fire and safety hazards.
  • Helping you save energy and reduce costs.
  • Meeting insurance risk assessment inspections 
  • Knowing the electrical in a new home is safe before you purchase it.

Poss Electric technicians are trained to know what to look for as well as the most common residential fire hazards.  An electrical home inspection will include:

  • Switch and wall outlet operation and condition
  • Verification that arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are operating and present
  • A check of all safety and security lighting
  • Confirmation of grounding systems
  • Identifying surge protection
  • Proper placement of smoke detectors
  • Testing of smoke detectors
  • Testing of carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspection of the electrical panel for appropriate labels, amps, and operation
  • A detailed, prioritized report on all areas of attention concerning the electrical system of your home.

Poss Electric electricians are trained to perform a visual electrical inspection included in our $69 service call.  Call or text 404-787-7262 today!  You can contact us at https://www.posselectric.com/contact-us/ also to set up your appointment.  Schedule today and rest easy with the peace of mind that your most valuable possession is in good hands.

Our Home Electrical Inspection includes a thorough examination of all electrical installation and its components.  Poss Electric’s 13-point inspection will include:

13-Point Inspection

Upon completion we issue a home inspection report carefully detailing all that we observed including any recommendations for repair and code compliance.

Whether you are selling, buying, improving or just want to make sure your home is safe and up to code call Poss Electric for all of your residential electric needs. Poss Electric specializes in residential services and remodels. Poss Electric is THE name in home electrical services and has been serving the North Metro Atlanta area including Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, Canton, Kennesaw, Marietta, and surrounding areas since 2005!

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