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Quick Electric Service, a Super Service Award winner on Angie's List, is offering a whole
house electrical inspection for $300
This service includes:
- Checking system integrity
- Inspecting electrical panel
- Inspecting smoke alarms
- Inspecting grounding system
- Inspecting main breakers and circuit breakers
- Inspecting GFI's and ARC fault breakers
- Checking electrical wire insulation
- Spot checking outlets for proper voltage
- Performing an attic inspection to help prevent a fire in your home in an effort to keep your
Quick Electric Service will provide a post inspection written report, which will identify
efficiency or safety CONCERNS ONLY, along with a professional plan of action for
identified problem areas.
Outlets: Check that outlets are not loose or wobble. Replace any broken outlets or broken or
missing plates. Remember to shut off power to the house before replacing any outlets, and
have an adult help you. Verify the outlet is dead with a volt meter.
Cords and Plugs:
Check for cracks, or other damage to the cord, throw away o replace if damaged
Check that the plug is not loose in an outlet. Adjust plug prongs or replace plug.
If plugged in, check for hot spots in the wire, especially where the wire connects to the plug. If
there is a hot spot, or if the rubber feels soft: unplug, cut off the bad part of the cord, and
everything after it, and replace the plug, or replace the whole cord. If the plug looks like it
should have a third prong but doesn't, or if any of the prongs are missing or loose, replace the
Computer equipment, and other electronic devices should be connected to a surge
Extension Cords: Same checks as on other cords, but also: Make sure that extension cords
are not overloaded. They should be plugged directly into a wall outlet, not into an outlet on a
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI): Make sure your house actually has one. Hit the "test"
button. The "reset" button should pop-up and both outlets should be dead. The GFCI may be
located inside a bathroom, or it may be outside outlet. Hitting the GFCI test button outside
should kill power to the bathroom outlets as well (if a GFCI isn't in a bathroom). Hitting the
"reset" button will reset the GFCI.
Many hair driers have a GFCI build into the cord. These are for added safety, but do not
replace a house GFCI.
Light bulbs: Make sure they are of the proper rating and that there are no empty sockets.
Burnt out incandescent light bulb (the ones that just have a nifty little wire in them that glows)
can be used to fill in any empty sockets. Replace any screw-in type fluorescent light bulb
when they go out as they can burn up and smoke over time.
Halogen Lamps: Make sure halogen lamps are away from drapes or anything else that that
can burn easily. Halogen lamps operate at a very high temperature. Never touch a halogen
bulb, or any other glass part of the lamp that is near the bulb, with your bare hands when
replacing it. The oil on your hands will cause the bulb to explode when turned on.
Circuit Breakers & Fuses: If your house uses fuses, make sure that nobody has placed a
penny or other metal in place of the fuse. Make sure all fuses are of the proper rating. IF
SOMEONE PLACED A A PENNY OR OTHER PIECE OF METAL IN PLACE OF A FUSE, DO
NOT REMOVE IT WITH YOUR HANDS OR YOU COULD GET A FATAL SHOCK. Instead, call
an electrician out, or someone else who has training on working with energized electrical
Make sure everyone knows where the main breaker is to turn off all power to the house in
case of an electrical fire, or other emergency.
Plug-In Appliances: Check the cord on the appliance. Make sure no plug-in appliance is left
near a water source when not in use, such as hair dryers and curlers left in a bathroom.
Appliances If any appliance blows a fuse, or trips a breaker often, or gives you a shock, have
it repaired or replaced. Note: Some appliances may trip household breakers because there is
too much load on that circuit, not because there is something wrong with the appliance.
Space Heaters: Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn, like the
clothes you are wearing. Do not use space heaters with extension cords not rated for 15 or
more amps. Unplug heaters when leaving a room.
Outdoor Safety: Ensure all cords used outside, like for electric lawn mowers and other lawn
tools, are rated for outdoor use and have the correct amp rating (15-20 amps is usually okay,
20 amp rating for larger motors like lawn mowers). Do not use power tools or lawn equipment
when it is raining, or use an electric lawnmower on wet grass.
Check all cords for damage before and after use.
Other safety tips:In a lightning storm, unplug all computer, and other sensitive equipment
(game consoles, TVs) to prevent them from being damaged by a sudden voltage spike
caused by a lightning strike. Avoid using radios, cell phones, and telephones in a lightning
storm. The high energy of a lightning bolt can damage the electronics.
Discovery Channel's MythBusters performed an experiment in 2005 to find out if you could
receive a fatal electric shock from talking on the phone or from taking a shower in an electrical
storm. The result was that you can be-- and having your house wiring properly grounded is
very important... The turned off computer survived.
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Quick Electric Service 2012
Lic # 698137