Electrical Safety Inspection
Keeping Your Dallas Home Safe from Electrical Problems
Whether you have an old home, new home, or are doing renovations, you need to get an electrical safety inspection. It is recommended that you have at minimum annual safety inspections to keep your home or business safer.
Baker Brothers offers comprehensive electrical inspections to help our clients keep their homes safe from electrical hazards. Schedule an inspection today or call 214-892-2225 and let our certified electricians let you know the state of your electrical system in your home.
Areas of Your Home that we Inspect
Electrical Panel Inspections
The Circuit Breaker Panel is the main control box for electricity in your entire house. If left unattended, and wires come lose or break, you could end up with a serious problem, even an electrical fire. An annual inspection of your breaker box allows your electrician to check for loose wires, proper breaker connections, and identify any hot spots that pose a threat to the breakers or connections.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Inspection
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors save lives once they are maintained properly. This means testing that the detectors work monthly, changing the batteries yearly, and scheduling annual inspections with your licensed Dallas electrician.
An arc-fault is where you have a high-powered electricity discharge that translates into heat and has the possibility of damaging the wire’s insulation. When this happens, there is the possibility of it causing an electrical fire. This could be from plugs that are pulled slightly loose which cause arching.
When arcing happens, it may not trip the breaker and disrupt the flow of current to prevent a fire. But this can be prevented by installing an Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI). The AFCI is designed to detect even the slightest hint of arching.
Your AFCIs should be tested on a monthly basis and inspected by a licensed electrician annually. And Baker Brothers’ electricians in Dallas will ensure that they are in working order when we conduct our annual electrical inspections.
Inspecting Your GFCI Outlets
The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is designed to protect you from electric shock in places where there may be water. This is why GFCI outlets are ideal for outdoors, bathrooms, kitchen counters, pool areas, etc. Similar to the AFCI devices, your GFCI outlets should be tested monthly using the test button on the outlet. And they should be inspected at least annually by a professional electrician.
Want to ensure that your home is fully babyproofed if you have a curious toddler? A Baker Brothers inspection will review your outlets and help you identify which ones may need to be upgraded to tamper resistant outlets to prevent unwanted incidents, especially if you have a toddler in the home.
Back-stab connections are often considered the convenient and easier to use to install switches and power outlets. It is cheaper and used by electricians who may not want to spend the time doing the wiring of your home properly.
Back-stab connections come at a cost, even with risk to your life. Back-stabbed connections do tend to overheat, and this could lead to electrical fires. If you want to ensure that you won’t be affected by back-stabbed outlets and switches, then have a certified electrician inspect your home and repair any of these issues.
Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
Let Baker Brothers do a thorough inspection of your home’s lighting and recommend the best solutions to reduce your energy bills. If you haven’t as yet, they can retrofit your building to use LED fixtures which could give potential savings of up to 85% less energy. You’ll save more money on your monthly bills and in the long term with a Baker Brothers lighting inspection.
Surge and Lightning Protection Inspections
If you want to ensure that your home can withstand a power overload or lightning strike, have an electrical contractor inspect your whole house surge protector annually. If you have not yet installed a whole house surge protector for your Dallas home, then you need to call Bakers Brothers as soon as possible. You never know when there might be an issue.
Standby Generator Inspections
Once you’ve installed your automatic backup generator for your Dallas home, make sure to implement a maintenance plan for going forward. This plan will keep your generator functional and ready for those emergency uses. Baker Brothers’ annual maintenance packages include inspections of standby generators. But, you can always request a separate inspection, especially when the seasons change, and you want to know you will be ready for the harshness of winter or the blistering heat of summer.
Overall Electrical System Inspections for Dallas Homes (And Businesses)
If you want qualified electricians who offer a comprehensive review of the electrical system of your home, then contact Baker Brothers. Our electricians are amongst the best in their fields for home safety electrical inspections and business electrical inspections. Let Baker Brothers electricians take a thorough look at your:
- Electrical service panel
- Wet area outlets (GFCI)
- AFCI Outlets and other interior outlets
- Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
We’ll also look at cords, plugs, surge protectors and outlets.
Electrical Home Safety Inspections in Dallas
Have Baker Brothers electricians provide an electrical inspection report if you’re:
- Buying a new home
- Installing new appliances into the home
- Having your annual home check-up.
Protect your property and those you love with annual electrical inspections by qualified electricians in Dallas. Contact Baker Brothers today by calling 214-892-2225, or schedule your electrical safety inspection online »