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What is a Home Safety Check and how long will it take?
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A Home Safety Check is a confidential electrical safety inspection performed by a State Certified Oregon Electrical Inspector. It will take about an hour to check for proper grounding as well as electrical shock and fire hazards. You will get a verbal and written report that includes an action plan outlining the average cost to retrofit your home with today's enhanced safety technology. Generally, for less than the cost of adding a small deck or patio, you can enjoy the peace of mind and increased property value that comes with the choice to upgrade and protect your home wiring at today's "new home" level of safety.
Am I Required to Make Repairs or Corrections?
No. According to the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, wiring in existing house that complied with the Code Standards in effect at the time of installation shall not be considered in violation of current Code Standards. Upgrading your home's electrical safety system is a choice you make for yourself.
Why Should I Consider an Electrical Safety Upgrade?
Recent changes in the Oregon Electrical Code aim to increase home safety by using newly developed technology in all houses built after 2008. Older homes can now have the same level of electrical safety that is built into today's new houses during construction. Retrofitting with this new technology is a smart way to add safety and value to your home.
How much does a Home Safety Check cost?
A Home Safety Check costs $66 plus mileage, except during neighborhood promotional events when the inspection fee will be waived. Call for details.