6 Reasons to Request an Electrical Inspection Before Purchasing a Home

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A home is probably the largest single purchase you will make in your life. After saving for years to scrape together a down payment and picking the perfect home for you and your family, it’s natural to want to move in as quickly as possible. But before you finalise your purchase, having an electrical inspection done by a licensed electrician is highly recommended to ensure your home is electrically safe. Why? Here are six good reasons everyone should have a professional electrician inspect any home electrical system before purchasing. 1) TROUBLES WITH ELECTRICAL WIRING Electrical safety is something every homeowner should take seriously. Every year, there are roughly 300 people admitted to Australian hospitals as a result of household electrical malfunctions. Faulty wiring and arching power points are both common culprits of household injuries and fires, but can be prevented with routine inspections by a professional. 2) SMOKE ALARM FUNCTIONING Up to 50% of household fatalities are said to be preventable if a working smoke alarm had been present, and a fire escape routine had been practiced. Having a licensed electrician ensure all of the smoke alarms in your new home are working properly is a critical aspect of your future electrical safety. 3) IDENTIFY OVERLOADED CIRCUITS If there are too many devices … Read More


Do I Need an Electrical Permit?

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Home improvement projects are your way to enjoy your home. Over the years, you’ve fallen in love with the feeling of tackling a household problem and finding unique ways to fix it. When it comes to things like drywall and flooring, there’s usually no need to get a permit or hire a licensed contractor. Electrical repairs, however, are a completely different matter. In today’s post, we’ll give you the details regarding when an electrical permit is needed, and whether or not you’re legally able to complete any electrical repairs yourself without the help of a licensed electrical contractor. DO I NEED AN ELECTRICAL PERMIT FOR MY PROJECT? A building permit allows the government to ensure your home’s electrical repairs are completed up to code, and in a safe manner. To make the process as easy as possible, anyone is able to file the paperwork to attain a building permit. An electrical permit is usually required for larger projects such as panel installations, home remodels, and additions. Usually, small projects like plug and switch replacements, light installations, or general troubleshooting will not require a permit. The bottom line is that the need for a permit will vary; to ensure you follow all legal regulations, we … Read More