Now that summer is here, you might be taking a break from the home maintenance needs, especially if the temperatures have spiked. The last thing you want to be doing during the summer is taking care of home maintenance projects. However, there's one area of your home that you shouldn't overlook during the summer, and that's your electrical system. You might not realize this, but your electrical system takes a lot of abuse during the summer, which means it's susceptible to serious problems. Unfortunately, electrical problems can lead to injuries. Before you sign off on your home maintenance projects, here are three reasons you need to have your electrical system inspected.
Air Conditioner Wiring
When you look at the exterior of your air conditioner, everything may look normal. You may have even had your HVAC technician give your AC an inspection prior to operation this summer. However, if you didn't have the wiring inspected by an electrician, you may be facing some serious electrical problems with your AC. You have electrical wiring running throughout your air conditioner. If it's been damaged by rodents during the winter, or it's simply old and frayed, your electrician will be able to identify those problems and repair the damage.
Pool and Spa Wiring
If you have an in-ground pool or spa in your yard, you need to have the wiring inspected before summer gets away from you. Problems with the wiring to your pool or spa could spell disaster for you and your family this summer. Unfortunately, pool service companies don't always inspect the wiring when they come out to set your pool up for the summer. To make sure that you're not sitting on a serious electrical problem where your pool and spa are concerned, you need to have the wiring inspected by an electrician.
Bathroom Power Outlets
When it comes to electrical issues, many people overlook their bathrooms. However, you can't afford to do that, especially during the summer. This is the time of year when kids are going to be running in and out of the bathroom – and some of them will be wet from outdoor activities. To make sure that your kids are safe in the bathroom, be sure to have your GFCI outlets inspected as soon as possible. Outdated or damaged GFCI outlets won't provide you the safety that you need. This is particularly true if your outlets no longer trip when a surge occurs. Your electrician will be able to replace those damaged outlets, and make sure that your electrical system is ready for summer activities.
Contact an electric service, like Central Electric Inc, for more help.