Electrical Safety Inspections
The insurance company sent you a letter?
Need a wiring inspection?
Are you worried about potentially unsafe wiring performed by unlicensed electricians or handymen that could present a safety hazard to your home?
We Do Electrical Safety Inspections In Vancouver
We specialize in electrical safety & risk assessments for insurance purposes and your peace of mind:
• Aluminum and K & T ( Knob and Tube ) Wiring Inspections
• Electrical Service Panel Inspections
• Rental Property Electrical Inspections
Our electrical safety & risk inspections comply with insurance company’s requirements, all our assessments include a summary of safety concerns and recommendations on our company letterhead.
Your Peace of Mind is only a couple steps away:
1. Contact us at 604-800-1665. After our electrician talk with you about your needs he will be able to give you the exact cost of the inspection.
2. Arrange your appointment. Please allow 1.5 – 2 hours for your thorough inspection.
3. We send you by email a full report including concerns, recommendations and risk level.
Knob and tube (K&T) wiring was an common standardized method of electrical wiring in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. Knob & Tube wiring is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is not deserved.
Knob-and-Tube Wiring is not inherently unsafe. The dangers from this system come up from its age, improper modifications, and situations where insulation envelops the wires. Also K & T wiring has no ground wire and thus can’t service any three-pronged appliances. Even though, it’s considered obsolete, there is no code that demands its complete removal.
WireChief Electric offers a comprehensive Knob & Tube Home Electrical Safety Assessments to provide Metro Vancouver homeowners with a accurate risk rating of the electrical system in a home, for the insurance industry.
Through a 80 point safety check of your electrical system, the safety of the electrical system is determined. Following the inspection, a Risk Assessment Report is prepared describing the risk level as low, medium, high or extreme risk. If hazards are identified, a list of corrective actions is presented to the homeowner.
Knob and tube wiring can be safe and functional, but it is very outdated with the needs of modern homes. Houses with old original wiring can be confirmed as low or medium risk and be considered moderately safe. The electricians of WireChief Electric have experience inspecting knob and tube wiring to determine its safety.
While a home can be safely wired with existing K & T, there are some issues to be concerned about, such as, ungrounded receptacles, which are a safety issue for today’s lifestyle, high energy usage and technology.
Recently some home insurance companies have begun to request an Electrical Safety Assessment or Electrical Inspection prior to renew home insurance policies.
If you are concern about the safety of your Knob and Tube wiring feel free to contact us, we can come out and inspect your wiring and advice of the proper steps to take.
The qualified electricians of WireChief Electric can inspect the wiring of your home to determine its safety. With proper documentation from a licensed electrical contractor many insurance companies will readily insure your home.
Centrally based out of Vancouver, we proudly service the Greater Vancouver Area – West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Delta, Richmond, Surrey.