Electrical faults and dangers are often overlooked and not given the attention required. To ensure that your home provides a safe environment for your family or tenants, it’s advised that you undergo an electrical inspection annually. If you are interested in why carrying out an inspection on your North London property is so important, First Strike Electrical has outlined the benefits below.
It is surprising to hear that the large majority of home fires are started as a result of faulty electrics sparking. Although you may not see the electrics in your home, out of site should not mean out of mind. Make a note on your calendar of the date of your annual electrical inspection and a note for the following year so that you can easily remember to book in.
Safety for Occupants
Common household problems such as outdated sockets or overloading of circuits can cause electric shocks to occupants in your home through simple tasks such as unplugging a device. Although they may look safe and appear to be in working order, too much strain on a circuit from multiple appliances can cause overheating and a buildup of pressure. This is particularly problematic in outdated systems.
It’s important to bear in mind that government electric standards evolve and update regularly; usually within 3 years of the previous update. Because of this, your electric system and wiring could become out of date meaning that it no longer meets building requirements. Avoid the stress of an emergency call out by having a regular electrical inspection in your North London home.
Faulty electrical wires can, in fact, damage your appliances when they are plugged in. To ensure you get the most out of your belongings and increase their longevity, be sure to only plug them into fully functioning sockets.
Whether you intend to sell your home, buy a new one or lease your property it’s important to undergo an electrical inspection. When it comes to selling, a fully inspected and functioning electrical system will be appealing to potential buyers and if you intend to let your property out to tenants, it’s vital that in your role as a landlord you will provide a safe and well-equipped living space for your occupants. If you have just purchased a new home, be sure to have a thorough check for the peace of mind that your loved ones are in risk-free environment.
Have an Electrical Inspection in North London
First Strike Electrical have been providing electrical inspections to homes spanning North London and it’s surrounding areas for many years thanks to their knowledgeable and trustworthy team. For more information, visit the contact form today!