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Electrical Safety Inspections

When it comes to electrical safety inspections in Des Moines, trust Arc Electric to get the job done. As a homeowner, it's important to be aware that many homes in the area may have outdated and potentially hazardous electrical features. Our team of experts specializes in upgrading homes that are lacking in power and may be at risk of electrical hazards. Some of the most common issues we encounter include outdated wiring, insufficient power, and overworked electrical systems. Keep your home safe and call Arc Electric for your next electrical inspection.

  • Old Electrical Panels (over 20 years old) – fire hazard

  • Old Wiring – fire hazard

  • No GFCIs in Kitchen, Bathrooms, or Outdoors – shock hazard

  • No Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) – fire hazard

Electrician is using a digital meter to measure the voltage at the circuit breaker control

Older Des Moines Homes Benefit From Service Panel Upgrades

Upgrading the service panel or fuse box, is a common update for older Des Moines homes. With the increasing use of modern electronics such as large-screen TVs, computers, gaming consoles, and sound systems, many homes have outdated electrical systems that can't keep up with the demand for power. This can create a fire hazard and also make your home less energy efficient. If your home is over 30 years old, it's essential to have an electrical company assess your system and upgrade it. Upgrading the service panel will increase the power supply to your home, making it safer and more efficient. It will also help you save money on your electric bills by identifying and replacing old wiring that could be a fire hazard. Trust our team at Arc Electric to keep your home safe and running efficiently with a service panel upgrade.

home Inspector in front of electric distribution board during inspection, selective focus

Is Your Home’s Electrical Safety Up to Date?

One simple way to determine if your home's electrical system is up to date is to check for GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets. These outlets are required by the NEC (National Electric Code) for modern homes to meet safety standards. They are designed to quickly cut off the flow of electricity in the event of a ground fault, reducing the risk of injury from electrical shocks. To check for GFCI outlets, look for a button between the upper and lower sockets of the outlets in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. If your outlets do not have this feature, give us a call at Arc Electric and we can easily replace them with outlets that are compliant with the NEC code. Another common issue we see is a lack of AFCIs (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters) which are designed to detect and protect against dangerous arcing conditions that can cause fires. These devices are able to detect certain types of dangerous arcing conditions and trips the breaker, preventing a potential fire hazard. Trust our team at Arc Electric to keep your home's electrical system up to code and safe.

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