Among other things, electricity lights our homes, keeps us warm, and entertains us. But like any valuable technology, these systems need to be routinely maintained in order to perform at their best and safest. There are two major reasons that you should have routine electrical maintenance done: to protect your people, and to protect your investments.
Electricity is like fire, an incredible tool that needs to be handled responsibly. Death, injury, and property destruction are not uncommon when electrical maintenance is neglected. Periodic inspections by an expert can ensure that preventable accidents can be averted. Signs like loose plugs, charred outlets, and failing breakers can be red flags to bigger electrical problems.
While the most important reason to invest in routine electrical maintenance is safety, the second most important reason is money. Think of your home or business like a car. Some car owners will never miss an oil change, they have the car in for an inspection once a year, they keep it clean and well-taken care of. These owners will find that their car will last them years. Other car owners will drive their new car off the lot and never take it in to a professional again. They ignore the engine light and turn up the music every time they hear a nondescript rattle. Give it a couple years and these cars will be undriveable, rendering their owners stranded and forced to pay big money to fix them. Your electrical system is much like that. Maintenance ensures that your entire system will last longer so you don’t have to fork out the money for a complete overhaul.
How Often Should I Have Electrical Maintenance Done?
So now you know why electrical maintenance is important, it’s time to talk specifics. Did you know that the failure rate of electrical equipment is three times higher if scheduled preventative maintenance is not done? While it does depend on your home or business and the electrical demands that the structure has, we recommend you have an inspection done once a year. Have an electrical expert come in to test and examine your electrical panel and share with them any concerns you may have. They will be able to assess and diagnose any issues that are current or oncoming.
In sum: take care of your electrical systems and they will take care of you. If you don’t remember the last time you had an electrical inspection, it’s time to give us a call!