There’s a fair amount of mis-information out there about what is considered ‘safe’ wiring in the home. Aluminum wiring, knob & tube, 60 amp service panels, upgrades without proper permits …
We have found a service that can tell you what needs to be done to make your home safe. They have advised that after over 5,000 inspections, knob & tube is generally never a problem, and neither is aluminum wiring, if properly connected. Most of the problems they encounter are from poor ‘handy man’ jobs, deteriorated wiring, improper connectors & unlawful upgrades.
POWERCHECK Electrical Safety Services is an impartial, third party inspection service. They only do inspections, and do not preform repair work. They will examine the electrical system in your home and provide you with an accurate Electrical Safety Assessment which will come in very handy when it comes time to insure your home.
Through a comprehensive analysis of the electrical system by an expert, the safety of the electrical system is determined. The home is then described as Low, Medium, High, or Extreme Risk. This provides an opportunity to easily understand the electrical safety of the home. If hazards are identified, they are clearly laid out in the report, so that an independent electrical contractor will know exactly what actions to take to make the house safe. All PowerCheck agents are Master Electricians (or equivalent) and/or retired Electrical Inspectors; all with decades of experience in home electrical systems.
The assessment itself takes about 90 minutes in the home. It consists of an 80-point examination and is non-invasive, and comes with an easy to understand safety report, sent to the home owner within one business day. This comes at a very reasonable cost: the standard rate for a single family home is $380, plus tax.
Want to have some peace of mind and make your home electrically safe? Visit their website at www.powercheck.ca