When it comes to finding out information about your home or business wiring, there are numerous reasons. You could be asking if your home wiring is safe, or have problems with breakers constantly switching off. When it comes to remodeling your home, you may also need to consult with your insurance company and get proof for them if they are asking questions about your electrical wiring situation (and they definitely will; it’s their job).
When You’re Buying Your New Home
You want to make sure you know how your home wiring works when you’re buying a new home. You need to ask yourself “How many times has the wiring been reworked?”
You may also want to question whether or not the home can handle how many appliances you may need to have running at one time, their voltage, wattage, and more (For example, can I run a furnace, hot water heater, stove, and more at one time? Or are some of those on the same circuit?) You also want to ensure that each and every room of the house is on their own circuit.
If You’re Buying a Previously-Owned Home
You want to ask the same questions about a previously owned home. You want to ensure that your wiring is safe from fault so that there is no risk of fire. There are so many of these happening each year, and most of them blame the electric wiring. In order to not be one of these statistical figures, you want to ensure you get a full inspection of your electrical system in your home.
Remodeling? Think About It
If you’re going to add to your home’s wiring, you want to have a certified electrician do an inspection before you start, so that you know what your home’s electrical wiring can handle as far as changes go. You may need to add to wiring, or you may need to add breakers to your existing circuit breaker box.
Your insurance provider will probably ask you to get an electrical inspection done (some may even reimburse you) in order to get a quote, or before they can provide you with insurance. This type of assessment is necessary so they can calculate your home’s risk to secure themselves from having a known loss, and can affect things, such as your rates, or whether you can get insurance at all. But it is necessary, plus it helps you in the process.
What to Expect
Here in San Diego, certified electricians like Gforce Green Electric Solutions are available to make sure your home is safe and sound. They have plenty of experience, and will assess your home for any fire hazards, or any violations to the state codes. They will provide an entire report for you, as well as what you would need in order to repair or fix your wiring to make it safer, and you can even ask them to provide a blueprint of your wiring (a diagram). They will also help you label your wiring properly on your circuit breaker, and can assist you in making sure your home is safe for remodeling, or tell you what you need to fix or install in order to do so. If the inspection is for insurance reasons, they will provide both a report to you, and one to your insurance company to help you get your homeowner’s insurance as well.