Buying a home is one of the largest and most important purchases we ever make. Although the process is exciting and it’s natural to want to speed up, it’s important not to rush through thinking about the safety. There are a number of things to think about before you sign on the dotted line, two of which are a building and an electrical inspection.
An electrical inspection is conducted by your local Sydney licensed electrician, and is highly recommended to ensure your new home is electrically safe.
Unfortunately when buying an existing home, you can’t be sure what you’re buying.
Here’s 3 reasons why you may want to consider a professional electrical inspection prior to the purchase of your new Sydney home.
1. Electrical wiring faults
Faulty wiring is a common cause of electrical malfunctions that are responsible for electrical injuries and household fires.
Without an electrical inspection, you can’t be aware of the maintenance or repairs that have been conducted by previous occupants. It’s possible that some electrical work has been conducted that doesn’t meet the safety code.
Injuries can be prevented by having a licenced Sydney electrician perform a thorough electrical safety inspection.
2. Overloaded circuit
A common electrical issue we come across in our inspections around Sydney, is an overloaded circuit. If there have been too many services wired into one power point, the route can become overloaded. This causes the breakers to crack, getting worse over time. Overloaded electrical systems will eventually blow, proving costly and inconvenient.
This and other future problems can be prevented by arranging a licensed electrician to check your electrical system, including all connections and appliances.
3. Smoke alarm functionality
Around 50% of fatalities cause by a household fire are said to be preventable, had a working smoke alarm and escape plan been in operation. Getting your licenced Sydney electrician to ensure that your new home has an adequate amount of smoke alarms fitted, in the correct location, and all are working is a primary element of an electrical inspection. Electrical faults and fires can be fatal. Your future electrical safety is dependant on a qualifed, experienced, licenced electrician conducting a thorough electrical inspection of your home, prior to purchase if possible.
In the process of conducting the electrical inspection, you can speak with your licensed electrician in Sydney about the structure of your current system. If you plan on conducting renovations in the future, it’s helpful to know where you stand in terms of capacity and capabilities of your current electrical system.
The electrical system is often considered to be the component of your home that poses the highest safety risk. Arranging an electrical inspection prior to purchase, by a licensed electrician, you’ll have the peace of mind about the electrical integrity of your home, the safety of your and your family, and financial security that there’s no major repairs needed in the near future.