Electrical Safety Inspections

Electrical Safety Inspections in Apex, NC

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  has reported that electrical fires cause the most property damage in U.S. residential fires. Having routine electrical safety inspections done on your Apex, NC, home is important when keeping your family safe.

Living in a new home may bring no worries of an electrical system ever being a danger, but a safety inspection should always be performed to make sure it is safe. With inadequate wiring being the leading cause of accidental electrocutions, a safety inspection is something that would protect you and your family. You should also have an electrical safety inspection done on your home if it is over 40 years old, if you had a major renovation done, or if you added a large appliance.

No matter if you need assistance with a whole-home wiring inspection or electrical switches inspections, our professionals are the ones to call. We provide prompt, quality service to residents throughout the Apex, NC area, including:

  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Clayton
  • Durham
  • Fuquay Varina
  • Garner
  • Holly Springs
  • Morrisville
  • Pittsboro
  • Raleigh
  • Wake Forest

What Is a Safety Inspection, and What Will the Electrician Look For?

When you hire our team for electrical safety inspections for your Apex, NC, home, we will look for any wires or electrical hazards that are deemed unsafe.

Having a safety inspection by one of our professionals gives you the guarantee that your electrical system is not a threat to your family’s safety or comfort. Once our certified electricians begin the inspection, they will examine the wires, switches, outlets, and appliances. Verification will be done to make sure that electronic components meet legal safety standards specified by the National Electrical Code (NEC). When performing electrical safety inspections in Apex, NC, we look for:

  • Adequate lightbulb wattage
  • Proper switch and wall outlet operation
  • No shock or electrocution hazards
  • Properly-placed Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
  • Appropriate surge protection
  • Functional, properly-placed smoke detectors
  • Functional, properly-placed carbon monoxide detectors
  • An adequate electrical panel (appropriate labels, amps, operation, etc.)
  • Operational outdoor electrical systems

Keep Your Home Up to Code With Electrical Wires Inspections in Apex, NC

Whether you’re preparing to buy a new home, getting ready to place your house on the market, or concerned about the safety of your house, it’s crucial to have an electrical wires inspection completed by an electrician. It’s all too common for homes to have electrical wires that are not up to code due to old age, outdated material, or damage. Faulty wiring is a safety hazard and should be addressed by professionals right away.
Because it can be challenging to know if your electrical wiring is up to code, you need to schedule routine electrical inspections. There are three types of electrical inspections our team can perform:

  • Rough-In Electrical Inspections:
     With this type of inspection, your electrician will examine the wires, conduits, and electrical panels and boxes throughout your home before the wall is closed up or insulation is installed after the wiring and installation process. During this stage, our professionals will ensure the wires are intact, and the conduits and electrical panels do not pose fire hazards.
  • Service Inspection:
    When we perform this type of inspection, we will examine the electrical panel to ensure it is installed and fastened properly. We will also make sure it is grounded correctly.
  • Final Inspection:
    Once all electrical components are installed, we’ll perform several tests to ensure the entire electrical system operates safely and effectively.

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Protect Your Electronics With Electrical Outlet Inspections in Apex, NC

What do your microwave, television, and hair dryer all have in common? They rely on electrical outlets to function! Imagine waking up one morning to dead outlets in your bathroom. The simple task of blow drying your hair becomes a 30-minute hassle. Or imagine coming home after a long day at work to a television that will not turn on because the circuit breaker keeps tripping. Instead of throwing the remote in frustration, schedule routine electrical outlet inspections.

Our team can help you avoid common electrical outlet failures by detecting issues before they become major inconveniences — or even safety hazards. Keep your daily routines on track and your family safe by scheduling electrical outlets and switches inspections.

How do you know if you need an electrical outlet inspection? Watch out for these warning signs of outlet issues:

  • Your electrical outlets are warm to the touch: If you use the wrong extension cords in your home, you could cause your outlets to overheat and even ignite a fire. If you don’t have enough electrical outlets to meet your home’s needs, it’s best to put away the extension cords and have a licensed electrician install more outlets.
  • Your circuit breaker trips frequently: Occasionally blowing a circuit is common. However, constant failures are cause for concern. A tripped circuit breaker could be caused by a circuit overload, a short circuit, or a ground fault. In either case, you should hire an electrician to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
  • Your outlets are dead: Much like anything else in life, outlets will eventually stop working. Because replacing outlets involves messing with electrical wires, it’s best to leave this dangerous work to a licensed professional. Our team can efficiently and effectively repair or replace your outlet.
  • Your outlets are burnt or sparking: If you notice either of these signs, get in touch with an electrician immediately. You may have a serious electrical problem on your hands that needs to be addressed carefully and swiftly. Our electrical safety inspections in Apex, NC, can get to the root of the problem.

Breathe Easy With Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Inspections in Apex, NC

Have you ever wondered if you could rely on your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to work correctly when you need them the most? With our carbon monoxide and smoke detector inspections, you never have to worry your systems will fail your family. We’ll ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors meet state and local requirements, laws, and regulations. If your detectors are out of date, we’ll replace them with state-of-the-art models from the most trusted companies in the industry so that you can always have peace of mind.

Why Should I Get a Home Safety Inspection? 

Electrical safety inspections in your Apex, NC, home guarantee that you will not have to worry about an unfortunate electrical accident happening.

Your home is supposed to be your protection from all things dangerous. With wiring, switches, and outlets being a potential hazardous concern for you and your family, having a certified electrician examine the safety of your home could save you from having electrical accidents. Besides making sure your home is safe, there are various other reasons behind having your home inspected, including:

  • Avoid Costly Repairs — By having your electrical system inspected routinely, you have a better chance of catching minor issues before they become extensive problems that require a great deal of cash.
  • Keep Your Electrical System Efficient — With time, the wiring will deteriorate, and your electrical demands could become greater than your home’s electrical capacity. When this happens, your electrical system begins operating inefficiently, and you may notice a spike in your utility bills. Having your system inspected can catch these issues early and prevent your budget from being squeezed.
  • Illegal Additions and Installations Revealed — If an extra room has been added without a permit or the garage has been altered, a certified electrician will be able to tell you that while inspecting the house.
  • Deal-Breakers During the Homebuying Process — Having a house inspected before buying it will let you know how much money, if any, needs to be put into it. Knowing if there is faulty wiring that needs to be replaced will help you know if you want to end your home-buying search.
  • Negotiating Tool to Use When Buying a House — If you have chosen a house to invest in, knowing what you know about the inspection and the report, you may be in a position to negotiate with the owners on a reduced price.

Other Services We Provide to Homeowners 

We do not simply offer electrical safety inspections throughout the Apex, NC, area. We take care of all your electrical needs! Whether you’re in Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh, or Wake Forest, NC, we can assist you with the following:

Keep Your Home in Top Shape With Professional Electrical Inspections

Are you looking at homes to buy or searching for ways to make your current home safer? Don’t forget to plan for electrical safety inspections from our Apex, NC, electricians! We’ll ensure your dream home is a safe home. Contact us today to schedule a home electrical inspection.

Our Reviews

AstroWatt Electric
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Ryan OrischakRyan Orischak
20:15 04 Oct 22
When my dishwasher suddenly stopped working because of an electrical issue, I contacted this company based on their stellar reviews alone. Let me tell you that they absolutely did not disappoint. From the friendly service received by Crystal (sp?) on the phone, to the high-tech appointment texts, to the in-person customer service, the entire experience was top-notch. Both Tom (a co-owner, I believe) and Patrick were friendly, great at explaining detail & setting expectations, and skilled at completing the work quickly. They even wore shoe coverings and cleaned up after themselves.Having never used an electrician before, I can’t really speak to value, but the end price seemed very reasonable to me and I appreciated how multiple service tiers were offered. I now have a properly wired dishwasher, up-to-code outlets, and a whole house surge protector. I plan to only use this company for any future needs. Highly recommend!
Kevin MacDonaldKevin MacDonald
20:39 23 Sep 22
Happy to report the 5 star ratings for Alternate Current Solutions are well deserved. Great experience every step of the process. Working with Crystal to schedule the appointments, Craig on the estimate, and Chris completing the work. It was all Customer First, on time, and as promised. Exceeded my expectations and they set a high bar for other contractors. Will definitely use them again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others for electrical work.
Shannon SpeerShannon Speer
18:45 01 Sep 22
Christian was fabulous! My dad and I attempted installing a chandelier with a ceiling medallion on our own and we learned the hard way it is better to get the experts involved. Christian arrived on time, was super polite, helpful in explaining what he was doing and what had gone wrong before. They were able to get someone to my home within 72 hours of me calling them so I am super appreciative of their quick work and prompt response in scheduling my appointment. Thank you for your help. I highly recommend Christian for any of your electrical needs and will be reaching back out when I want additional lights installed.
Ava KrierAva Krier
19:33 26 Jul 22
This is the best electrical company I have ever dealt with. Alex was awesome! He assessed my problem and provided me with a quote and completed the job to my satisfaction. He was very courteous and was very patient with my questions. Also, the scheduling was quick and I didn’t have wait forever for someone to be sent to address my issues.
Priscilla LewisPriscilla Lewis
16:16 30 Jun 22
From introduction to installation, very professional and polite. Wore their shoe covers to protect my floor without me having to ask. Went over the service to ensure I understood what to expect from the service and the pricing. The most superb service I’ve had in a long time. Installation was quick and easy. Awesome Job Christian and Wes!! Thank you !!
Frank PolanFrank Polan
15:04 04 Apr 22
Excellent and quick response following initial contact through quoting and installation. The guys were on time,efficient, polite and cleaned everything up when they were done. We are extremely happy with the work performed!
TK WelshTK Welsh
16:33 29 Mar 22
Matt and Wes did an outstanding job of not only replacing my entire Electrical Panel, they also were great guests, very polite and professional and even showed all my pets love to make it a peaceful visit! They were quick to fix everything, walked me through everything the did at the end and answered all my questions with ease. Even during the diagnosis, one of the owners came to my house to help assess what needed to be done and what would be the best option for me and my budget. Highly recommend ACS.
Jeff BurnsJeff Burns
00:34 21 Mar 22
Tom thank you so much for everything you and your quality electricians have done making our experience a very positive one. I also would like to thank Lisa who is so professional and such a great person to deal with. Anyone reading this review I would highly recommend them for all your electrical needs. I definitely would do business with your company again. Thank you so much
Brandon WhitesideBrandon Whiteside
17:18 08 Mar 22
I was impressed by how responsive they were. I submitted a request form late at night and had a call from them first thing in the morning. Within the hour, they had arrived to provide an estimate. The work was completed less than 24 hours later.The service was timely, which is remarkable when so many service providers are booked months out. The crew was over-the-top kind, never mansplained to my wife (ha!), finished with their work quickly, and cleaned up thoroughly. We've had no issues with their installation, and would be likely to reach out to them for work again.
Riley ZimmermanRiley Zimmerman
16:28 25 Feb 22
Excellent service and business! Lisa(?) was very helpful on the phone, and Tom was quick to come out and give us a reasonable quote for installing 4 ceiling fans and a few switches. Alex and Colby then did a great job with the installation. Very happy with the work! We'll be back in the future when we decide on some new light fixtures, and any other work that comes up!
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