Importance of Regular Electrical Maintenance in Your Home
Just because most electrical systems are out of sight, it doesn’t mean they should remain out of mind. As time goes on, these systems break down and wear and tear increases. Regularly scheduled electrical maintenance is a surefire way to keep you and your family out of harm’s way, as well as avoiding long term issues and large electrical bills in the future.
What is Electrical Maintenance?
Electrical maintenance is a service carried out by a licensed electrician, so your home’s electrics are safe and efficient. Some of the most common services include:
Electrical maintenance gives an electrician a chance to fully inspect your home and provide advice on electrical repairs, replacements or upgrades you may require. These preventative measures can ensure malfunctions don’t occur on greater scales and can ensure your electrics continue to work effectively and safely into the future.
Should I Bother?
Electrical faults turn into devastating events for many homeowners, in fact, in severe cases, the effects of electrical mishaps can be fatal. Most times, electrical emergencies can be avoided with adequate and regular electrical maintenance. There are a number of reasons you should definitely bother with electrical maintenance and some of these include:
Faulty outlets and appliances, lighting fixtures, heaters, outdated wiring and electrical extension cords have all been seen to cause fires within homes. During an electrical maintenance visit, your electrician can test and rectify these faults.
The possibility of electrocution from things such as household appliances, outlets and electrical extension devices is common knowledge to most. Having exposed wires and faulty sockets in your home means there is a big chance of water or any other item coming into contact with them, causing electrocution. Your electrician can ensure there are no cracks or faults with the electrics. They can also provide advice on the best ways to safeguard your loved ones from electricity.
As part of electrical maintenance checks, your electrician will check for points in wiring that could cause an electrical surge. Overvoltages caused by things such as lightning or internal switching can cause irreversible damage, forcing you to replace electrical appliances.
A method in protecting your home from these surges is by installing surge arrestors. Surge arrestors protect networks and equipment from these power surges. This ensures you aren’t faced with the costs that come with replacing those big-ticket items.
Emergency electrical repairs are far more expensive than routine maintenance. Although you may feel maintenance work is a cost you could do without, when a large electrical bill comes in at the end of emergency repairs, you will probably be wishing you maintained your electrics more frequently.
Another way you can save money regular check ups, is by ensuring your electrical appliances run more efficiently. With living costs continuously rising, ensuring your appliances are running at their optimum state will go a long way in saving you cash.
Other ways your wallet can benefit from electrical maintenance is considering keeping your insurance premiums down with up-to-date wiring or maximising your home’s value if you are looking to sell.
Book an Expert
Whether you are due for electrical maintenance or you notice any signs of a problem, contact one of our qualified and licensed electricians immediately. All too often, DIY electrical ventures end in heartache.
The team at Metropolitan Electrical Contractors are able to carry out customised electrical maintenance services in your home without delay. We have been operating in this space for over 25 years and put your safety above all.
Published: 5 Mar, 2020