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Electrical Inspection Fire Safety

No matter the age of your home or how many precautions you've taken to plan for your family's safety, electrical incidents can take you by surprise and nearly always come without warning.

Your electricity runs like an invisible force, behind the scenes, inside the walls of your home, allowing you a great variety of modern creature comforts. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage and devastation in home structure fires across the United States.

Additionally, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that small appliances (toasters, coffee makers, fans) that are plugged into inadequate or improper home wiring are the leading cause of accidental electrocutions. These safety hazards can be addressed easily and prevented with an electrical home inspection.

I've trained my electricians to perform specialized electrical home inspections that provide a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems, and components, (like appliances) in your home, meet legal safety standards. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the code that all electricians operate under when examining your home, and defines the parameters for minimum standards across the United States. We take go above and beyond the minimum standards to provide your home and family with the utmost safety.

Upon completion of your electrical home inspection, my inspector will provide you with a detailed, prioritized, checklist including areas in need of immediate attention, recommended improvements, and potential upgrade possibilities.

An electrical home inspection by John’s Electric is important for the safety of your home, offering peace of mind by:

  • Ensuring electrical components in your home are operating safely.
  • Identifying common electrical errors made by contractors or previous homeowners.
  • Addressing outdated wiring such as aluminum and /or knob and tube.
  • Identifying any electrical wiring or components that may have degraded over time.
  • Spotting fire dangers of over-sized fuses or breakers.
  • Instruction on the correction and prevention of fire and safety hazards.
  • Recognizing energy and cost savings.
  • Meeting insurance risk assessment inspections requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection assessment to determine safety before you buy a home.

An electrical home inspection from John’s Electric covers:

  • Verification of proper wattage in light bulbs for each socket or lighting outlet.
  • Assessment of switch and wall outlet operation and condition.
  • Identification of shock or electrocution hazards.
  • Verification of the proper operation of arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs).
  • Assessment of all safety and security lighting.
  • Analysis of grounding systems.
  • Evaluation of appropriate surge protection.
  • Verification of the proper placement of smoke detectors.
  • Conclusive testing of smoke detectors.
  • Conclusive testing of carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Evaluation of the electrical panel for appropriate labels, amps, and operation.
  • Examination of outdoor electrical systems.
  • Detailed, prioritized analysis areas of attention concerning the electrical system of your home.

Electrical issues can cause a huge inconvenience, and if not addressed devastation like fire or electrocution. John’s Electric goal is to provide you with a in-depth, complete top to bottom analysis to ensure your family's peace of mind.

Many homeowners pay far too much money for repairs they could have avoided had they just had a yearly safety inspection. I can't express to you enough the importance of these inspections and how they will save you money and protect your home. I see way too many electrical issues (rusted, corroded, loose connections, fire damage, fire hazards, etc) that would have easily been caught and prevented with a proper inspection. Please do yourself, your home, and your wallet a favor and schedule an electrical inspection today.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Aubrey, the owner, came out and explained everything clearly. He had honest prices and great work.

Rachael Anne Lee
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Very professional. Great service. I will keep this number for all my electrical needs.

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When you need help from an electrician IMMEDDIATELY, this is the company to call. They came out right away, gave me several options for the repair, and the pricing was fair. I can tell you this, if I had another electrical problem this is the company that I would call.

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Great company! He called and came out right away. They were on time, did a good job and gave me a good price! Very happy!

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