The Importance of Electrical Testing

Electrical tests are a crucial way of ensuring a home is safe from a variety of dangers. Few people take the time to get a professional electrical test done on their home or business: this is a major mistake that can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in repair damage. Here is why electrical testing is so important for your home.

Finds Faulty Wiring Dangers

Poor electrical wiring is the number one cause of fires in the home: they cause up to 20,000 fires per year. Identifying this faulty wiring takes a great professional inspecting a home's wiring and identifying shorts and other concerns.

For example, wires may be spliced together inexpertly, ignite, and create a serious fire risk. Electrical inspectors will not only identify these problems but repair them in a safe and effective way.

Prevent Accidental Electrocution

Few people understand just how many injuries are caused by electricity every year. On average, poor electricity safety claims the life of one person every week and causes serious electrocution injury to 1,000 people in the same period.

That's roughly 52 deaths and 52,000 seriously injured due to poor electrical safety in the home per year. Electrical inspectors will eliminate this risk by identifying unsafe electrical wiring and outlets and fixing them.

Protects Against Lawsuits

All commercial properties and those with public access must have electrical testing performed regularly to ensure that the public is not at risk of being electrocuted. Failure to do so can cost thousands of dollars and even lead to jail time for reckless endangerment.

Even those in a residential area are not safe from this danger. While it's not legally required to get an electrical test done on a home, homeowners can still be subject to a lawsuit if they fail to repair dangerous electrical items and a friend, family member, or visitor is injured by them.

Clearly, there are many benefits of getting electrical testing performed regularly. They protect not only property owners and homeowners from personal injury but keep them safe from expensive lawsuits. It's an investment that the average person can't afford to avoid.

If you're looking for industrial lighting or professional electrical wiring services, contact C&J Electrical Services today.

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