To ensure your home’s electrical system is safe, its wiring should be up to date and any defects corrected.
How do you know if your home needs an electrical inspection?
If your home was last inspected:
- 40 or more years ago, an inspection is overdue.
- 10 to 40 years ago, an inspection is advised.
- Less than 10 years ago, an inspection should not be necessary unless there are issues.
Regardless of when your home was last checked, consult a qualified electrician/licensed contractor if you notice symptoms of a potential hazard, such as dim/flickering lights, unusual sounds, a frequent need to reset fuses or breakers, overheating, odors, loose plugs, damaged insulation on wires or conditions that cause electrical shocks.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission