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What is an Electrical Insurance Inspection?
If you are a home or business owner, one of your main concerns is likely the safety of your building. When it comes to keeping a safe space for your family, friends, staff and colleagues, it is recommended to have regular electrical safety checks. For any electrical work – commercial or residential – we recommend having one of our licensed, bonded, and insured electricians perform regulatory electrical safety checks. From qualifying the property’s electrical system and inspecting its condition to looking for code breaches, fire hazards, and more, our experienced electrical inspectors can work to improve your system and reduce the cost of your insurance premiums.
What Do Electrical Insurance Inspections Include?
Whether you need a commercial or home electrical inspection, our BPM electricians will evaluate the safety of your electrical to identify any areas needing attention. Along with a detailed report, our electrical safety checks include, but are not limited to:
- Electrical wiring inspection
- Aluminum wiring inspection
- Knob-and-tube wiring inspection
- Outlet and switch inspection for optimal condition and operation
- Checks for proper adherence to BC’s latest Canadian Electrical Code
- Security and safety lighting checks
- Lighting inspections to ensure proper wattage is being used
- Evaluation of shock or electrocution hazards
- Verification of Arc Fault Circuit Interpreters (AFCIs)
- Surge protection and testing
- Confirmation of electrical grounding systems
- Testing of smoke detectors
- Electrical panel inspection
- Examination of outdoor electrical system(s)
Who Needs Electrical Insurance Inspections?
Any building that is being insured will require an electrical insurance inspection. With an increase in the number of fires caused by electrical hazards, the standards for electrical safety have become stricter in recent years. As such, insurance companies are requiring commercial and home electrical insurance inspections before granting any policies. Typically, any building owner who fails to have regulatory electrical safety checks conducted are liable to pay 3-5 times more for insurance. To help you save money and increase the safety of your building, our experienced electrical inspectors are here to help.
Electrical Inspections for Homes and Condos
Our expert electricians in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack provide home electrical inspection services to protect your home from hazardous situations. Serving homeowners and renters throughout the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver, we can ensure your home is optimized, safe, and insurance ready.
Not only will be point out areas in need of immediate attention, but our home electrical inspection can also identify areas of electrical inefficiency. As such, our certified home electrical inspection check services can include the addition of the following electrical upgrades:
- Whole-home surge protection
- Smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide alarms
- Smoke detectors
- Automatic lighting control systems
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) outlets
- Repairing/ replacing old or damaged wiring
- Updated electrical panels
- Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
Commercial and Industrial Electrical Inspections
Whether you own a retail establishment, office building, restaurant, manufacturing facility, or any other form of commercial or industrial structure, our experienced electrical inspectors can verify the safety of your building. Insured, bonded, and highly trained in commercial electrical work and improvements, our team ensures all standards are met. When it comes to an electrical maintenance plan, we can create a plan for regular electrical safety checks to upkeep the safety of your facility and ensure your insurance remains affordable.
Benefits of BC Electrical Safety Inspection
The benefit of having a commercial and/or home electrical inspection is that it ensures the electrical components of your building are operating safely. From overloaded electrical panels to outdated wiring, deteriorated electrical components, and oversized fuses, we can identify any areas of concern to minimize electrical risks.
Professional electrical safety checks can also save you money in more way than one. For starters, you will benefit from the lower insurance premium costs. Additionally, BC electrical safety inspections can reduce your energy usage, resulting in a lower electrical bill each month.
Lastly, you will have the peace of mind knowing that your building meets electrical safety standards. Your risk of experiencing electrical issues and fires is minimized, improving the wellbeing of everyone in your building.
Cost of Home Electrical Safety Inspection
The cost of a commercial and/or home electrical insurance inspection varies depending on the size and age of your building. For a personalized quote, please contact our team of professional and experienced electrical inspectors.
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