How to do a yearly electrical inspection
Updated On: May 21 2014 02:26:51 PM CDT
By Chaya Kurtz, Networx
It's not a bad idea to inspect your electrical system for obvious signs of failure once a year. According to a reputable electrician, your eyes are pretty much the only tool you need to do a DIY yearly electrical inspection. Here’s how:
*Look to see that outdoor wires are not touching trees.
*Open up your breaker/fuse box and look for burn marks. Then test all the breakers.
*Check outlets for burn marks. (Do you see a theme emerging?)
*Test your GFCI outlets to make sure that each one is working.
*Check for loose electrical parts: boxes, outlet covers, etc. Bolt them down, OK?
*Use an electrical tester to be sure all outlets work.
*Throw away old or frayed extension cords.
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