O’Fallon, MO based Pallardy Electric, Inc. would like to reach out to the general public to discuss the process of getting a home electrical inspection. They also encourage homeowners to contact licensed electricians to make sure they pass their own home electrical inspection.
A property, either newly constructed or remodeled, is reviewed by electrical inspectors. Each residence that undergoes construction or remodeling is required to have a building permit, which can only be acquired after the inspectors from the building code office confirm that the house follows the required building/electrical codes. This is also applicable for properties being sold or put up for sale.
Inspectors commonly conduct two rounds of electrical inspection to ensure that a property meets professional standards of electrical wiring. The first round is a ‘rough-in’ inspection that takes place after the installation of electrical boxes, cables, conduit and wires (and before insulation is installed). This allows the inspector to gain a clear view of the wires and check if they are correctly positioned. Meanwhile, the second and final round happens once the house is complete, with all construction or remodeling executed in full, to make sure that all wiring and circuits function well and meet the required building/electrical codes. To learn more about the complete electrical inspection process, homeowners may visit https://www.thespruce.com/electrical-inspector-checkpoints-1152283.
Home electrical inspectors receive national training and certifications that legitimize their ability to scrutinize each corner of the house and ensure the safety of its residents. They are detail-oriented and well-trained at examining areas that feature electrical systems. Notably, an inspector tends to examine very specific areas to find issues that can cause problems in the future.
First and foremost, inspectors look inside the service panels and subpanels, which others call the ‘circuit breaker’ or ‘fuse box,’ to see whether anything is hot or creates a humming sound. Wires and breakers are analyzed to ensure that everything is in the right size and position as well as installed correctly. They aim to avoid having two or more energized (or ‘hot’) wires run into one circuit breaker and cause what is known as a ‘double-tapping of circuit breakers.’
Inspectors also use a handheld multimeter device to check all the outlets and receptacles. It is not advisable to have painted outlets as paint may cause overheating. Homeowners should also pay attention to outlets that are prone to making contact with liquids in particular areas, such as in kitchens, bathrooms and so on. These outlets should have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) that can stop abnormal current flow, reducing the chances of electrical shock. Using grounded outlets is also recommended.
Meanwhile, inspectors also check every switch and outlet in the house to see if they are working as intended. Broken switches, hot ceiling fixtures and flickering lights will not pass the inspection as these reflect problems of improperly modified electrical panels. It is also a sign that some breaker panels may be defective. More details on how homeowners can pass a home electrical inspection can be found at https://www.homelight.com/blog/electrical-home-inspection/.
Pallardy Electric, Inc. discourages homeowners from doing their home electrical wiring system by themselves. Instead, they should hire professional electricians for this purpose. Inspectors do not mind when the electrical wiring is done by the homeowner, but their attitude in inspecting the house may differ greatly. Contracted electricians and inspectors build agreements that two-round electrical inspections will only be a formality, considering that the house is already checked by a professional electrician beforehand. The case is different when wiring is handled by the homeowner. Inspectors become stricter in analyzing the home’s electrical wiring system. Pallardy Electric, Inc. encourages homeowners to contact licensed and professional electricians to deal with their house’s electrical wiring to ensure that they pass home electrical inspection for the first time.
Pallardy Electric, Inc. is an electrical company based in O’Fallon, MO that offers a full range of electrical services to home and business owners in St. Charles and St. Louis County. Their services include service panel upgrades, remodeling, service calls, tenant improvements/buildouts and lighting improvements and upgrades. The company prides itself in having more than 20 years of experience in handling quality electrical works for construction and remodeling projects of all sizes.
Residential and commercial property owners in St. Charles and St. Louis County who wish to receive high quality, efficient and affordable home electrical services from Pallardy Electric, Inc. may visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Electrician/Pallardy-Electric-212876725712167/. Additional details are available on their website as well.
For more information about Pallardy Electric, Inc, contact the company here:
Pallardy Electric, Inc
Pallardy Electric, Inc
761 Diamond Pointe Ct
O’Fallon, MO 63366