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When Does My Home Need an Electrical Inspection?

An electrical inspection can be imperative to your home’s safety. But what is an electrical inspection? It is an all-around check of your home’s electrical elements including wiring for outlets and the fuse box. Here are some reasons you should consider getting this electrical service: 

Buying a new home

If you are purchasing a new home, you want to make sure it is as safe as possible and won’t have any issues down the line. An inspection will help you avoid those potential dangers and make sure everything is up to code. Knowing the potential electrical hazards will give you comfort before your close or move in to your home.

Older homes 

This can also be beneficial if your new or current home is older in age. Older homes can have different lighting technologies that might not be up to current standards. After an inspection, you can be sure of what your house’s electrical and wire safety is like and what you need to do to improve it. 


One of the most important reasons to get an inspection is for the electrical safety of your home. Having a professional check the integrity of your electric components can ensure that there are no potential hazards. Electrical hazards can include mishaps in wiring or improper installation of other components. If these elements are done wrong, it brings the potential for electrical fires. 

Safety inspections analyze whether or not your home is up to code. While national and local codes can be hard to understand, your electrician should be up to date on the standards needed for your home. 

An electrical inspection being completed will give you and your family peace of mind that you are living in the safest home possible. 

Electrical bill cost

Monthly electric bills can be stressful, but an inspection can help ensure you are getting the lowest possible cost. An electrician can tell you if your electrical components are running inefficiently and therefore costing you more money. With that knowledge, you can update or get repairs to make them run more efficiently. 

If you feel any of these apply to you then you should contact an expert electrical technician. The Gulf Coast Electric staff is ready to help get the job done, so contact us today to schedule your electrical inspection.