The average Hilton Head or Bluffton homeowner assumes that the initial home inspection done prior to the purchase of their home is enough to deem the house safe of all electrical issues. However, a variety of possible hazards, electrical or otherwise, are likely to arise during the remainder of the time they live in that same house. Many homeowners rely too heavily on their one-time home inspection. This can instill a false sense of security that their home will continuously be safe from potential electrical hazards.
Common sense will tell you a one-time inspection does not serve as a fortune teller for the future. No matter how good and thorough a home inspector is, they cannot catch everything. Inspectors may catch obvious errors, but commonly miss small signs that can lead to bigger problems down the road. An electrician is trained to specifically search for these issues. A home inspector has to have enough knowledge about various services in the home to conduct an inspection, while an electrician focuses on just that aspect of the house.
Besides, if nothing else, things change over time. And it doesn’t always take as much time as you might imagine.
You already trust our home care professionals to manage your property’s HVAC and plumbing needs. We also offer electrical services, so that we can help you to maintain every major system in your home.
When it comes to getting quality electrical services for your home, the name you can trust is Superior Services. We take this line of work seriously, just as everyone should. Your home’s electrical system is too important of an area of your home to cut corners or accept inferior workmanship.
Another common misconception is that if your home is new, you do not need an electrical safety inspection done either. While the electrical work must pass inspection and meet certain codes, it never hurts to get a follow-up second opinion. This can be done either before or after you move into your new home, but the sooner, the better.
There have even been cases of older knob and tube wiring, which stopped being widely used in the 1930s, concealed even from a home inspection. Getting a thorough electrical safety inspection can help determine if you have outdated wiring that requires replacing like knob and tube wiring or aluminum wiring. Plus, this is the ideal way to let a professional check to see if any places could be improved for safety and better energy efficiency. A proper electrical inspection will help prevent problems like fires, but also help you make changes in order to save on your monthly utility bills.
Most people don’t give a second thought to electrical surges. At most, homeowners may use residential “surge protectors” and power strips. What homeowners don’t know is that those small devices cannot withstand all types of power surges. And even then, your major appliances are still susceptible to power surges – which can render your expensive electronics useless in mere moments.
Many people fail to take the necessary steps to protect their properties form electrical surges because of one common misconception. Despite what you may think, the vast majority of electrical surges are not caused by lightning strikes. Anywhere from 60% to 80% of electrical surges are caused by everyday events. As such, these dangerous occurrences are virtually inevitable. Every property owner should install some form of surge protection device.
A whole home surge protector is the only way to safeguard your appliances and electronics from all common types of surges from internal and external sources. Unlike point-of-use surge protectors and power strips, whole home surge protection is enabled at your electrical panel, adding a layer of protection to your entire property and every appliance, computer, and electronic throughout your home. There are lots of options when it comes to whole home surge protection, so let our experienced electrical pros identify the right equipment for your home and your needs.
Whether you’re due for an electrical safety inspection or if you want to upgrade your property to whole home surge protection, the electrical experts at Superior Services are here to put your mind at ease.
For over twenty years, we’ve cared for properties through Hilton Head, Bluffton, and beyond – so you know you can trust our team to help you out too!
Emergencies arise and getting the help you need quickly, is all you need. The Superior Services Emergency Response Team is available 24/7 when disaster strikes. Our team of experienced technicians paired with expert technology deliver the results when you need it the most.
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