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Electrical Inspections

Thorough inspections every time!

You probably already know to call a professional electrician when you need a repair or installation. But did you know that any qualified electrician should also do a thorough inspection every time they are on your property?

 

PowerMeans offers this as a part of every service visit and as a standalone service, too. We do this because we aim to exceed professional standards, and we care about the safety and well-being of every customer.

 

If you are looking for a professional electrical inspection for a home sale, a home purchase, or any other reason, reach out to us now at (443) 343-2838.

Ensuring Code Compliance & Safety Standards

At PowerMeans Electric, we hold ourselves to the strictest standards, including compliance with all local and national codes dictated by the National Electrical Code (NEC). Our standards ensure our customers' homes are as safe and as reliable as possible, and also protects their investment: by complying with the NEC, our electricians make sure homeowners can sell their homes with minimal trouble.

For homeowners who are buying, selling, or considering a new home, electrical inspections are crucial to a.) understanding what you're getting into, and b.) ensuring a home is safe. Even newly-remodeled homes might have neglected electrical systems with aging components, outdated design, and other problems that range from inconvenient to dangerous.

It's also worth noting that older homes might not be up to the most recent codes, as the NEC is constantly improving and iterating. Even if a home is up to code, it may not be suited for the demanding power needs of the average family. With several laptops, smartphones, screens, and other devices for each family member, having reliable power everywhere in the house is vital—an inspection lets you know what you're working with.

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Some electric code violation guidelines include:

Bathrooms

  • GFCI receptacles are required in bathrooms.

  • There must be a receptacle within 3 feet of the outside edge of the sink basin.

  • No receptacles face-up on countertops.

  • To avoid critical overloading on receptacles where high wattage power devices like hair dryers could be in use, there must be at least one separate 20 amp. branch circuit.

 

Kitchens

  • All countertops receptacles must be GFCI (ground fault current interrupter).

  • There can be no receptacles more than 20 inches above countertops (Exceptions are for the physically handicapped and for islands or peninsulas where this is not possible).

  • There should be receptacles above all countertops that are 12 inches or wider.

  • No face-up receptacles.

  • At least one receptacle should be located on islands or peninsulas.

 

General Rooms

  • There should be wall receptacles every 12 feet.

  • Receptacles should be on any wall space that is more than 24 inches wide.

  • Hallways more than 10 feet in length must have at least one receptacle.

Inspections are quick and remarkably affordable. By making sure you have a thorough electrical inspection completed by a qualified PowerMeans electrician before buying, selling, or remodeling a home, you can help ensure your home's electrical system operates at the highest level of safety possible. Our trained technicians can provide whole house rewiring and evaluation of your circuits to ensure compliance to code and the safe delivery of electrical current within your home.

Local jurisdictions and code enforcement boards inspect for compliance with the minimum standards, as set forth in code. The extensively trained and licensed technicians at PowerMeans electrical comply with all local and state codes. Our techs are specifically trained to flag and take corrective action to keep your property and family safe.

Full Electrical Inspections

We are an electrical inspection company that leaves no stone unturned. How do we do this? We go through a step-by-step process with each job. Plus, instead of focusing on only one problem, we take a holistic look to make sure that your entire space is safe and up to date.

 

We make sure to do an in-depth inspection, and if you are concerned about specific areas, we’ll also give you recommendations.

Our Assessment Process

During our initial assessment, we are sure to check with you about all aspects of the process. We will:

  • Check the entire property

  • Ask a full suite of questions

  • Create a complete and official report

 

Get in touch with us now. We’ll send a friendly professional out as quickly as possible.

Detailed Reports Guaranteed

We develop a thorough and official report after every inspection. This includes complete details on any needed work or repairs, as well as relevant cost estimates.

 

These are official documents that you can use for insurance purposes as well as during a property purchase or sale.

Client-Focused Electrical Inspections

When we get in touch with you for an inspection, we will immediately identify potential issues we believe could cause problems with your home or business.

 

If we are not able to solve the problem right away, we’ll carefully guide you through the options that will work best and make appropriate recommendations.

PowerMeans Electric: Home to Your Local Electrical Inspectors

Why would you choose us to conduct an electrical inspection if you’ve never met us? Well, other than the raving reviews that our clients leave us, you can expect us to provide:

  • Thorough reports

  • Educational safety lessons

  • Full inspections

  • Budget-friendly recommendations

 

Rest assured, we are committed to transparency and honesty in business, and we will never try to upsell you on our services or tag on unexpected fees.

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