Electrical Inspection

Fuse installation are often found to have fuses with an intensity greater than the wire capacity and the condition is a fire hazard and that type of installations has been gradually replaced by circuit breakers. Circuit breakers are more effective and close the electrical circuit when the breaker gains heat when if the intensity draw is two high. It should be noted that when a high voltage circuit breaker jumps, it should be allowed to cool for a few minutes before reactivating.

GFCI outlets provide additional protection against electric shock because they are designed to jump much faster than standard circuit breakers. Homes built after 1990 should be equipped with GFCI in bathrooms and outdoors. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) is another type of protection device that can be found in the electrical distribution panel of houses built after 2000. AFCI protect against electric arcs in bedroom wall outlets by breaking the current when the connections are loose, corroded, or if the wire insulation is damaged. Upon inspection, these protective devices will be verified using a circuit simulator and all outlets found to be defective should be replaced defective.