Whole Home Electrical Inspections

Residential Electrical Inspection Checklist

During electrical inspections, certified electricians will check the safety of all electrical devices in your home by following a checklist. This will include, among other household components, inspecting:

  • Circuits: Your electrician will check to see if you have the correct number of circuits to serve the demand of your home—this is especially important if you have added to its existing foundation.
  • Wires: Your wires may be old, damaged, or installed incorrectly, which can create a dangerous situation if left unchecked.
  • Outlets and switches: Some outlets have poor connections or overheat when in use due to a circuit overload.
  • Service Panels: Old or faulty breakers can cause your appliances to stop working, the lights to flicker, or the service panel to blow.
  • Electric Meter: Meters can begin to wear and tear over the years, so it’s vital to ensure they’re functioning properly and that they don’t show signs of rust or water damage that could compromise their quality.
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Why Do Wires Typically Fail An Electrical Inspection?

  • Age: Wires may wear down over time, especially if you installed them long ago. Older wires are also more likely to be made of substandard material or installed with substandard methodologies like knob-and-tube wiring.
  • Material: Many homes built in the 60s and 70s have aluminum wiring. Aluminum is considered poor wiring for several reasons. It rusts, breaks, and overheats easier, and it doesn’t integrate well with newer installations.
  • Installation: If your wires were installed by non-professionals, or they were installed many years ago, there’s a good chance they were installed incorrectly. Professional inspectors can evaluate whether your original wiring works correctly and recommend how to fix it if it doesn’t.
  • Damage: Wires sustain damage for all kinds of reasons. If wires come unseated from their connection points or fray, they could spark and start fires. Inspectors can identify wire damage even in its early stages.

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Leave electrical inspections to the pros! Call Wire Craft Electric or fill out our contact form to schedule a full home inspection to make sure your Seattle home is in good electrical health.

Wire Craft Electric is an award-winning electrical services company that has been serving Seattle, WA and surrounding cities since 2004. We want our customers to feel at ease when they invite us into their home and with No Nonsense Pricing, you can approve the cost before we start any electrical project. All of our licensed electricians arrive with a fully stocked van, that way we can take care of your problem the day we come out. Whatever your electrical concern is, we solve your electrical needs while providing exceptional customer service with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

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We are conveniently located in Shoreline WA, making it easy to service clients all around the Seattle Area.  Look on the map to see if you are in our service area.  We serve the cities of Alderwood Manor, Ballard, Bellevue, Bothell, Brier, Capitol Hill, Everett, Edmonds, Fremont, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Martha Lake, Marysville, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, MukilteoQueen AnneRedmond, Seattle, Shoreline, and West Seattle.

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Prompt and courteous service. The electrician also performed an electrical safety check of my entire home before proceeding. I liked that this company charges by the job and not the hour. I was also pleased that the work area was left spotless.
Angela M.
Lynwood, WA
The electrician was efficient and friendly. He did a full house walkthrough on top of quickly solving the issue with the outlet. He also found that my fire alarm system was not up to code and made suggestions for other updates that will conserve energy should I choose to pursue them. He explained that WireCraft is offering a low cost monthly membership that prioritizes members’ appointments, waives the service fee and provides a discount and guarantee on parts used. It’s a good fit for someone who has trouble justifying the visit fee for a minor fix.
Seattle, WA
WireCraft was great to work with. I would fully recommend using them. Their pricing was very fair and the service was very thorough. The electrician was also able to make great recommendations without over-selling us. Don’t look any further…don’t waste your time. Just use these guys.
Ryan S.
Edmonds, WA
Electrician called me before hand to ask if he could come earlier! When was the last time that happened to you? Anyhow, he was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and we bounced ideas back and forth and decided and I ended up with everything I needed completed and as well as some other smaller projects that needed to be addressed.
Michael T.
Lynnwood, WA