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Selling Your Home? Here's Your Guide to Passing an Electrical Safety Inspection

 As a homeowner – you rely on your appliances and electrical fixtures to operate smoothly. Your dishwasher, blow dryer, and lighting are expected to function on a daily basis. In the event that you want to sell however, it is fairly common place that your home must pass a condition of home inspection – which includes an electrical safety inspection.

This condition goes beyond the regular functioning of everyday appliances. An electrical safety inspection will assess whether or not your home is running safely and efficiently as regulated by the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. Doing your due diligence beforehand will ensure the smooth closing of your home. Seek out a reputable electrical service in Toronto before making the decision to sell your home.


Today we’ll briefly discuss some red flags that indicate your home might not pass an electrical safety inspection.


Signs Your Home May Need an Electrical Safety Inspection

·         Consider the last time your home actually had an electrical safety inspection. If it’s been more than ten years since your last inspection and you’re looking to sell your home in the next few months – it’s probably due time you schedule a new inspection to ensure everything is in good working order

·         If you find that you are constantly flipping your breakers because your lights keep flickering this could be symptomatic of a larger problem with your electrical system. Diagnose the issue by hiring an electrical service in Toronto to conduct an electrical safety inspection


The Most Common Residential Electrical Defects

·         Out-of-date smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors –  You must have up-to-date working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home as dictated by Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) standard

·         Out-of-date or improperly sized wiring – proper wiring will ensure your electrical system runs smoothly. Improperly sized wiring could lead to consistent circuit breaker trips, and frayed wiring could even result in an electrical fire.


Selecting a Trusted Electrical Service in Toronto


Whether you’re looking to sell your home or are just concerned with your home’s electrical system efficiency, opt for services by a dedicated team of professionals like Astron Electric. We are fully certified and trusted professionals with over 35 years of experience serving Toronto and the GTA. For all your electrical servicing needs call Astron Electric today!


Wow, thanks for the tips!
Posted by: Sandra | June 13, 2019, 1:38 pm
Definitely look into getting an electrical safety inspection if you're home hasn't had one in more than a decade.
Posted by: Lilo | May 28, 2019, 12:49 pm
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