Did you now that a complete building wiring inspection is highly recommended on four instances? When you are buying a new home, when the building is at least 30 years old, after a major renovation on the building and lastly when new appliance have been added. In any of the four situations, the whole inspection must be done by a qualified electrician. Now, you recently bought that new home, but before you move in, you would want this kind of inspection carried out for your know how it is important. To get you started, here is a rundown of major building wiring inspection checklist that you may want to take into great consideration at all times.
Your line cords must be inspected and at the end, make sure they are in perfect conditions and not cracked. Additionally, they must be placed out of traffic area as that can lead to some serious problems. It does not even stop there; if there are those that are running under the carpet, have them removed and have the electrician look for another safe way to run the cords
Outlets and lighting
Even if a home was being occupied, outlets and lighting switches must be properly tested and visually inspected by the electrician. If there are those loose outlets, then they must be tightened or even replaced. As for the outlets, they should be visually inspected for black smoke.
Make sure those extension cords are not in any way overloaded. Additionally, for safety reasons, especially if you have kids, makes sure the extension cords are fully equipped with safety closures to prevent electrocution and burns.
Plugs and circuit breakers
Also have the plugs inspected. In any case, make sure they plug fir securely into your outlets. Circuit breakers and fuses are also critical and during inspection make sure they are the correct size current for their circuit.
Last but not least; bulbs wattage must be correct for the size of the fixture.
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