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When Do You Need to Get an Electrical Inspection in Nelson?

Posted on 28 August, 2016 at 19:30


There are quite a few instances when it is recommended you get an electrical inspection done and most electricians in Nelson will perform electrical safety checks to make sure that your home’s wiring and other electrical components are in good working order and do not pose a hazard to you or your family. Here are some of those instances:

Before you commit to buying a house 

A house is a huge financial commitment so if you can find out as much as you can about the property first, it could save you money later on and prevent major problems. An electrical inspection done by licenced qualified electricians in Nelson can also help you negotiate a lower price if you find any property faults.

An electrical inspection can sometimes be included in the overall pre-purchase property inspection report (or building inspection) you get, which will cover things like plumbing, heating, kitchen appliances, fire safety, foundations and more. However, you should not just expect this to be the case, you must ask if they include electricians in Nelson who are licensed and qualified to perform the required inspection.

A building inspector will not normally inspect electrical wiring and smoke alarms, yet these things are extremely important and should be checked before committing to buying a home in Nelson. If your building inspection does not cover the cost electrical aspects it is recommended that you get a qualified Master electrician in Nelson to look at the wiring, test the outlets, check the electrical panel, look at smoke alarms and test the ground fault circuit interrupters.

If your house is old or you have any concerns

If you have been experiencing any electrical problems like regular power outages and blown fuses you should consider calling qualified electricians in Nelson as it can identify any electrical safety problems or deficiencies. It should reveal if any electrical circuits or appliances are overloaded, if there has been any defective work carried out or if there are any problems with the earthing.

Other reasons to have an electrical inspection carried out include:

● If the house is over 25 years old.

● If you have old wiring.

● If any DIY work has been carried out.

On a regular basis after buying a house

Even if you have been in your home for some time, you still need electrical inspections. Your local Electrician Nelson will recommend an inspection at least every five years.

You may not know that householders in Nelson NZ actually have a legal responsibility to have a safe home. This includes using electricity in a safe manner.

These include:

Keeping up regular maintenance.

Getting a certificate of compliance if electrical work is carried out on the property.

Considering installing safety switches.

Contacting your landlord immediately if there are any electrical problems.

Follow these steps and always err on the side of caution when it comes to electricity, as a delayed inspection can have hazardous consequences. Call your local electrician in Nelson to arrange a safety inspection.

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