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Electrical Inspections in Virginia

When you own a house, you must ensure it has a safe electrical system. Luckily, our team of licensed technicians offer electrical inspections and electrical repair services for homes in areas of Virginia such as Arlington, Centreville, Reston, Alexandria, and Sterling. We provide electrical solutions for light fixtures, wiring, power outlets, light switches, ceiling fans, and whole-house generators. Give our team a call at (703) 543-9649 to book an appointment for an electrician inspection.

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When Do You Need a Home Electrical Inspection?

Homeowners should schedule an electrical inspection when selling or buying a home. It’s also wise to schedule an inspection if your home is over 40 years old, which is the general lifespan of major electrical work.

Consider scheduling an electrical inspection if your home has recently undergone significant renovations. Alternatively, you should have a professional check out the electrical system in your home if you have recently upgraded to new electrical appliances. Inspection scheduling is paramount to the safety of your house, as outdated wires and faulty connections can short circuit appliances and start house fires.

Our skilled electricians offer comprehensive electrical inspection services for homeowners in Virginia and have the tools necessary to replace outdated wiring on your property. If you are unsure about whether you need an inspection, call our team of electricians for advice on next steps.

Why Electrical Inspections Are Important in Homes

There are many reasons why you should get an electrical inspection performed. Some of the most common reasons are to protect your appliances against harmful power surges, to avoid a fire, and to prevent electrical shocks.

Aside from the more severe reasons, routine electrical inspections are important because they can save you money. When your home has old, outdated electrical systems, it can cost more in utilities to run your appliances. During an inspection, an electrician will determine whether there is a more efficient option that can save you money on your monthly energy bill.

Protection Against Power Surges

A​ power surge is when a surplus of electricity flows through an appliance and can cause damage. This happens when a home doesn’t have a surge protector and excess power runs through the electrical system either by a switch in the power grid, from a lightning strike, or simply because a heavy-duty appliance has turned on or off.

Avoid Fires

The leading cause of house fires is bad or outdated electrical wiring. Sometimes, loose wiring or damaged electrical systems cause a short circuit, which can spark a deadly, costly fire.


As electricity flows through the wires in your home, built-in equipment prevents painful or potentially dangerous shocks from entering your body every time you use an electrical device or appliance.

This is why regular electrical services and inspections are so important. An electrician can find those problem spots to fix lousy wiring and currents, reduce painful shocks, and protect your appliances from high electrical currents.

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Electrical Inspection Process

Two major steps are involved in the electrical inspection process: the rough-in inspection and the final inspection.

Electrical Rough-In Inspection

The first step our team of electricians will take is to perform a rough-in inspection. We will perform this inspection after the wiring has been installed while the walls are still open. Our team of technicians offer dependable electrical inspections in Arlington, VA and are available to help you upgrade your old electrical system.

Our electricians will analyze the following while performing a rough-in inspection:

  • Wire size
  • Condition of electrical boxes
  • Connections between wires and boxes

During the electrical inspection, our technicians will also check how the wiring is routed to ensure it’s safe and effective.

Electrical Final Inspection

Once our electricians are satisfied with the wiring, they will close the walls and complete the final electrical inspection. During the inspection, they will check:

  • The condition of the electrical outlets
  • The condition of the switch plates
  • The condition of the light fixtures
  • The condition of the smoke detectors
  • The functionality of the electrical system

Completing an electrical system inspection in your home can take a couple of hours in total. During the inspection, our team will carefully analyze the wiring of each room. Next, our staff will brief you on the status of your house by providing a report of any issues with their respective solutions.

Common Home Electrical Issues

Some of the most common home electrical issues are exposed wires, ungrounded outlets, painted outlets, defective breaker panels, and an absence of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s).

Just because you can’t see the wires in your home doesn’t mean that your electrical system doesn’t occasionally need maintenance. It’s crucial to schedule an electrical inspection when, or ideally before, you need one. If you’ve noticed exposed wires or something amiss with a breaker panel, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your safety.

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Electrical Home Inspection Services in Arlington, VA, and Other Areas

When it comes to electrical inspections, our team of certified electricians treat homeowners right. With local electricians on standby, we can arrive at your home quickly to perform a thorough electrical inspection, lighting installation, ceiling fan repair, electrical panel replacement or wiring installation.

Our team of emergency electricians in Alexandria, VA and other areas will help you replace damaged circuit breakers, outdated power outlets, or old light fixtures in your house. We offer electrical services in areas such as Burke, Arlington, Manassas, Centreville, Alexandria, Reston, and Oakton. Call our team today at (703) 543-9649 to schedule an electrical inspection.

Give our team of skilled electricians a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to schedule an appointment for an electrical inspection.

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