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3 Reasons to get an electrical safety inspection for your home in Sydney

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Electrical safety inspections for property owners in Sydney

Safe n Sound Electrical is a qualified and licensed electrician in Sydney that can carry out an electrical safety inspection for a new or existing home, small business, retail shop or commercial office. The benefits of an electrical safety inspection include;

  1. Identifies Safety Hazards: An inspection identifies potential safety hazards, allowing you to address them promptly and prevent electrical accidents or fires.

  2. Extends Electrical System Lifespan: Detecting and resolving issues early can help extend the lifespan of your electrical system and prevent major breakdowns.

  3. Saves Money: Addressing minor electrical issues early can prevent them from developing into costly problems down the road.

  4. Energy Efficiency: An inspection can reveal energy inefficiencies in your electrical system, helping you save on energy bills.

  5. Compliance and Insurance: An inspection ensures compliance with safety standards and may be required for insurance purposes or to maintain coverage.

 

Why should you get an electrical safety inspection in Sydney?

Getting an electrical safety inspection by a qualified electrician in Sydney is essential for homeowners to ensure the safety, efficiency, and compliance of the electrical system in their homes. Here are the reasons to consider getting an an electrical safety inspection;

  1. Safety Concerns: An electrical safety inspection helps identify potential hazards and risks in the electrical system, such as faulty wiring, outdated components, or improper installations, which could lead to electrical shocks or fires.

  2. Compliance: An inspection ensures that your electrical system meets current electrical safety standards and regulations, keeping your home compliant with local building codes.

  3. Home Purchase or Sale: If you are buying or selling a home, an electrical safety inspection can uncover any electrical issues that need to be addressed before finalising the transaction.

  4. Renovations or Upgrades: When planning home renovations or electrical upgrades, an inspection ensures that the existing electrical system can handle the additional load and that all installations are done correctly.

  5. Peace of Mind: Regular electrical safety inspections provide homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that their electrical system is safe and functioning optimally.

  6. 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 licensed Sydney electrician perform a thorough electrical safety inspection. 

  7. Overloaded circuits: 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.

  8. 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 licensed 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 qualified, experienced, licensed 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. 

Whether you’ve been in your Sydney home for years, or you’re looking to purchase, if you’d like the security of knowing your home is electrically sound, enquire via our easy online system today and get a free quote.

How often should you get an electrical safety inspection?

The timing for an electrical safety inspection can vary depending on the age and condition of your property’s electrical system. As a general guideline, consider the following:

  1. New Home Purchase: If you are buying a new property, it is recommended to have an electrical safety inspection before finalising the purchase.

  2. Every 10 Years: For properties with relatively new electrical systems, a safety inspection every 10 years is a good rule of thumb.

  3. Older Properties: For older homes / businesses or ones with outdated electrical systems, more frequent inspections may be necessary, such as every 5 years.

  4. After Significant Events: Consider an inspection after major renovations, storms, or electrical malfunctions.

  5. Signs of Problems: If you notice flickering lights, frequent circuit trips, burning smells, or other electrical issues, schedule an inspection promptly.

Investing in regular electrical safety inspections by a qualified electrician in Sydney helps maintain a safe and efficient electrical system, protecting your home, your family, and your investments.

Darren electrican in Sydney for Safe N Sound electrical in a medical facility

Darren Dewerson - licensed electrician in Sydney

I started in the industry installing security alarms and CCTV camera systems 25 years ago in London. I worked on thousands of sites servicing alarm electrical systems for large building companies, schools & other locations.

When I arrived in Australia I wasn’t allowed to apply for a security licence as I was not a citizen at the time so I decided get my TAFE qualifications and retrain as an electrician which complimented my electrical assistant work in London. I have been working as an electrician in Sydney since 2005.

For just over 40 years I have been involved in all types of electrical installations, upgrades, emergency repairs and set ups.

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