What is an Electrical Safety Check?
An electrical safety check covers all areas of your home that use electricity. A certified electrician will check the grounding and bonding of circuits, branch circuits within the building, wiring methods, and connected devices.
The electrical safety check revolves around the electrical panel or switchboard. It’s important to know which fuse or switch controls the corresponding light or outlet. An electrical safety inspector will also check the home’s light fixtures, extension cords, grounding of appliances, wiring in the cabinets, and much more.
Hiring a qualified electrician to do an exhaustive electrical safety check helps ensure everything in your home is up to code and complies with legal regulations. Also, it gives you peace of mind that everything is functioning correctly. Contact us today for a comprehensive electrical safety check done by certified electricians.
Are You At Risk Of An Electrical Fire?
Many homeowners may not realise it, but many factors can create a hazard in your home. Here are some of the most common causes of electrical fires and accidents.
- Faulty or decaying wiring. Wiring only lasts so long—if your home is over 50 years old and hasn’t had the wiring replaced, it’s a good idea to get a safety check.
- There’s a burnt smell in the room. Have you ever had a persistent burnt smell in your home? If you can’t find the source, it could mean it’s behind the walls. It could be because of a short circuit caused by a loose connection or outdated wiring.
- The circuit breaker keeps tripping. The circuit cuts off the flow of electricity to prevent overheating. If it keeps tripping, it’s a warning sign telling you appliances are causing an overload, there’s a short somewhere, or the circuit breaker has gone bad.
- No earthing. Earthing is critical and can be expensive to replace in a home. Some older homes also have faulty earthing, which is like a time bomb waiting to explode.
- Lack of safety switches. To comply with AS3000 Standards, all electrical switchboards must have RCD’s or safety switches.
If you experience any of these warning signs, contact Saunders Electric Group right away. The leading cause of electrical fires is short circuits, which a qualified electrician can quickly identify. We’re happy to provide an initial safety inspection at no cost to you.
What to Expect from an Electrical Safety Check from Saunders?
At Saunders Electric Group, our work is done by Fully Accredited Master Electricians that use a strict Active Safety System. The check covers every aspect of the electrical components within the property you intend to purchase or existing home. Here is what’s included in an electrical safety check:
- Inspection of all wiring in the property, including the roofing and the flooring.
- Electrical switchboard inspection to check for faulty wiring, fuses and safety switches that comply with AS3000 Standards.
- Inspecting all power points and switches to see if there’s damage.
- Inspection of all lighting in the roof and insulation clearance.
- Check the earthing or the system that connects parts of the electric power system to the ground.
- Check that smoke detectors are functioning correctly.
- Provide a full report and quote for repairs after the electrical safety check.
FAQs for Electrical Safety Checks
How much does an electrical safety check cost?
An electrical safety check can cost anywhere from $100 to $150 per session. The cost of the electrical inspection also depends on factors such as the home or building size. After the check, you’ll receive a repair and updates estimate.
When do I know it’s time for an electrical safety check?
It’s highly recommended to get an electrical safety inspection when you’re buying a home, selling a home, doing a major renovation project, or have added large appliances in the last few years. Alternatively, a routine electrical inspection is a good idea every 25 years or so since wiring can go bad and cause short circuits.
Need an electrical safety check for your home? Contact us today for a free safety inspection!