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    When Should You Have Your Electrical Wires Inspected?

    There are certain times when homeowners should have an electrical wire inspection performed. It would be wise to schedule an electrical home safety inspection under any of the following circumstances:

    • When buying a new home
    • Every 30 years
    • When installing a new appliance
    • After a major renovation
    • When having any work done on your attic

    Signs You Have Bad Wiring

    Electrical malfunctions cause thousands of homes to catch fire each year. To protect your home, you should have an electrical wire inspection completed at least every 30 years. Faulty or outdated wiring cannot handle an increased power load, so they tend to heat up quickly. This can create a significant fire threat that puts all of the occupants in the home at risk. You should be aware of these signs which indicate that you may have bad wiring:

    • Damaged wires
    • Melted insulation and wiring
    • Scorched electrical appliances
    • Discolored wiring
    • Frequent tripped breakers or blown fuses
    • Odd noises coming from the wiring
    • Messy wiring/burning odor
    • Warm/vibrating outlets
    • Flickering lights

    If you suspect that your electrical wiring is worn, it should be replaced immediately. A qualified electrician will perform a thorough electrical wire inspection to remove and replace any damaged wires. Otherwise, they could begin to spark and create a serious fire hazard.

    Consequences of Bad Wiring

    Bad wiring can lead to an electrical fire or shock that can be fatal, power surges, and faulty power arcs. Have a qualified electrician perform an electrical wire inspection to replace any damaged, worn, cracked, or corroded wiring.

    Bad Electrical Wire Is a Fire Hazard

    Electrical fires are so deadly because they rarely give off a smell. And since they don’t produce smoke, your smoke alarm will not detect them right away. In fact, it could take up to a year for damaged, overheated wires to finally ignite. And once a fire gets going, it can be difficult to extinguish.

    The majority of issues that occur with electrical wiring happen when electrical upgrades aren’t performed correctly. If you’re putting in a new appliance, whether it’s a microwave or an air conditioning unit, you should contact a qualified electrician to ensure that it’s done right the first time.

    What Does an Electrical Wire Inspection Include?

    An electrical wire inspection for your home is crucial to ensuring that you and your family remain safe. An inspection by Attic Projects includes: 

    • Smoke alarm testing
    • Verification of proper smoke alarm placement
    • Carbon monoxide detector testing
    • An assessment of the exterior electrical systems
    • A safety and security lighting assessment
    • A check to confirm that your home is using proper light bulb wattage
    • A search for any source of potential shock or electrocution 
    • Assessment of proper grounding systems
    • Verification that surge protection is being used appropriately
    • Confirmation that the electrical panel contains the right labels and amps and is functioning properly
    • Verification that the arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are working as they should
    • A check that all switch and wall outlets are operating and in good condition

    Contact Us to Inspect Your Electrical Wires

    Getting an electrical wire inspection is an important part of protecting your home and the people that you care about. There are many benefits to having your electrical system checked by a professional, including:

    • Ensures safe operation of electrical components in your home
    • Identifies previous electrical mistakes, outdated wiring, and degraded wiring
    • Saves energy and reduces costs
    • Lowers your risk of fire

    Electrical work isn’t a DIY project that homeowners should ever attempt. When you need electrical repairs or installations completed in your home, call the Attic Projects professionals for service you can trust.



    Frequently Asked Questions:

    How do I check my electrical wires in my attic?

    When it comes to anything electrical in your attic, you should not complete the inspection without professional help. Damaged or broken wires can be extremely dangerous and can even result in death. If you want a free professional inspection, call Attic Projects today.

    What to do if your electrical wiring is worn?

    If you suspect that your electrical wiring is worn out, or damaged, you should call a licensed professional right away to inspect and fix the issue. A professional can come out and fix the issue before more problems arise.

    What happens if I don’t fix my bad wiring right away?

    Bad wiring can cause electrical fires, shocks, power surges, and damaged power arcs. All of these consequences can be deadly if the damage is bad enough. Call Attic Projects today to get a free inspection of your electrical wiring.

    Can pests or rodents ruin my electrical wiring?

    Yes! Rodents can chew through your wiring and the walls of your home. A main cause of wiring going bad is rodent infestations. If you have had a rodent infestation but are still experiencing electrical problems, contact Attic Projects today for a free inspection.

    Do You Qualify for a Rebate?

    Damaged insulation from mold, moisture, or pests? Looking to lower heating and cooling bills, or just wanting to improve your home’s insulation R-value? Perhaps you recently built a new home. Whatever the reason, don’t pay full price for new insulation.

    Earn An Instant Insulation Rebate For Up To $600 Today!

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    Rodents are a nightmare for any homeowner. They can lower the value of your home by causing serious damage, foul odors, and extensively unsanitary conditions. They also pose a significant health risk to you and your family by spreading disease and causing illness. The last thing you want is to waste your time removing rodents, only to have them move right back in. At Attic Projects, we not only humanely remove the rodents and pests from your home, but we also rodent-proof your home so they can’t come back. In order to keep the pests and rodents out permanently, you have to close up every entry point that they may squeeze into. Call Attic Projects today to get your free estimate.


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