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When Should I Schedule an Electrical Inspection?

It’s the new year, and maybe you’re thinking of renovating that kitchen, or perhaps you want to fix up your home with new lights. Before starting any big project around your home, it is good to get an electrical inspection done. Well, what if you’re not thinking of upgrading your home? Do you still need to schedule an electrical inspection? Luckily for you, we’re here to break down the best time to schedule an electrical inspection.

Before Major Renovations

If you are thinking of tackling any big renovation projects in your home, it is always a great idea to call an electrician to inspect your home. Realistically with any major home project, you will run into your home’s electrical system, which means dealing with wires running across your home.

Our certified electricians can help make sure your home’s wiring is up to code and ready for any new potential outlets you may want to install or can correctly power new light fixtures and appliances you may be installing. Additionally, with an inspection ahead of time, you can catch any issues with your wiring and get the proper repairs or upgrades to avoid any problems in the future.

Your Home Is Old

Let’s face it, most homes across the country are not as spry as they used to be, so with age comes quirks. If your home was built before the 70s, and we mean the 1970s, you should schedule an inspection. The problem with older homes is that the wiring can quickly deteriorate and lead to potential house fires.

A good rule of thumb is that if your home is old and you cannot remember the last time an electrician took a look around, then call us today.

Nagging Problems

If you have lights that seem to flicker constantly, or you notice your kitchen light dims every time you turn on the blender, you need an inspection. The problem with letting these minor annoyances go uninspected is that you can potentially be dealing with a much larger problem in the long run.

Sometimes flickering lights or sudden shut-offs can be caused by faulty outlets that can easily be adjusted. However, sometimes a minor flicker of the bulb can clue you into potential wiring issues. The last thing you want is faulty wiring to go without repairs and cause a house fire, so schedule that inspection.

What If I’m Unsure?

Sometimes it can be tricky to determine when to get your writing inspected if you have no problems with your lights! If you want a good rule of thumb, try to get your wiring inspected at least every five years; that way, you can ensure no significant electrical problems are lurking in your home.

At Tingley Home Services we can not only make sure your home’s electrical system is in tip-top shape, but if you call (508) 456-8838 today, our electricians are ready to find the most cost-efficient solution for any of your home’s electrical problems!