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Is your electrical equipment safe for use? Is your home fully-protected from possible flaws that could cause injury or fire? For the average homeowner, testing and inspecting your electrical equipment is something that they simply don’t have the experience, knowledge, or skill to do properly.

This is why you should depend on a skilled Portland electrician from A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical to conduct an inspection for you, as well as complete the repairs that need to be done. With so much that could go wrong with your electrical system, and such devastating consequences that could result from these problems, you can’t afford to delay!

Choose the Portland electrical inspection experts at A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical! Call us at (503) 694-3396 today to request an appointment.

What Does an Electrical Inspection Include?

Most people know about their switches, outlets, and lights, but the truth is there’s so much more to your electrical system that needs inspected. Problems can happen nearly anywhere, so you need a Portland electrician who checks for them nearly everywhere. Our inspection services test and check dozens of different features of your home, ensuring that you’re protected and your home is in accordance with all building safety and electrical codes.

Our Portland Electrical Inspections Include:

  • Testing light fixtures
  • Checking wall outlets and switches
  • Checking for shock or electrocution hazards
  • Verifying all AFCIs and GFCIs are working
  • Checking safety and security lighting
  • Testing surge protection
  • Confirming grounding systems
  • Testing smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Examining outdoor electrical systems
  • Inspecting your electrical panel for labels, amps, and operation

Offering Post-Inspection Electrical Repairs

In addition to a thorough inspection of your electrical system, we also offer repairs that can fix any of the issues the inspection may have uncovered. Electrical codes are changing constantly, and electrical components can and do grow old, wear out, and need to be repaired. Our electrical repair services can ensure that your system is safe to use, reliable, and protects your home from the risk of an electrical fire and serious damage.

The A-TEMP Difference

At A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical, taking care of your home is our number-one priority. We want to be the partner you can depend on whenever you need something for your electrical system, and we go to great lengths to give you the peace of mind of knowing that you’re in good hands with our electricians. Our services are customized to your home, and we always make sure our inspections are thorough in order to discover any issues that you may or may not know exist. Whether your home is brand new or starting to show its age, we’ll give you a transparent and honest picture of what’s going on as well as genuine recommendations for repairs that solve your problems the first time.

Common Electrical Problems

Short-Living Light Bulbs

There are different ways that light bulbs could malfunction. The most common of them being light bulbs that burn out quickly. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t usually caused by the wrong type of wattage or because of an error in wiring. In most cases, the problem can be traced back to a brass tab in the socket. However, if a light bulb is screwed in too tightly, it can press the brass tab down and cause it to stay that way. The electrical circuit is cut and the light bulb doesn’t receive any electricity. Replace these as often as needed. A power surge can also be the cause based on closeness to power transformers or large commercial areas.

Dead Outlets

Sometimes an outlet will stop working, or just suddenly go dead. There can be a few causes for this. The first is a poor connection. If the entire outlet is dead and you’ve tried resetting the breakers for that outlet, then the problem may be in an opening somewhere in the wiring.

“Randomly” Tripping Breakers

Sometimes a circuit breaker will trip off when certain appliances are used. This usually happens with hair dryers and microwaves, or other high-wattage items. This is because the system is protecting itself from the overload of electricity required to run these appliances. Sometimes, the circuit cannot handle that much power, so it trips the breaker to keep any problems from arising. Most high-wattage appliances have a low-wattage setting. If they do, switch to the lower setting to avoid the breakers tripping off when using these appliances.

Wall Switch Problems

If a switch gets warm, then there may be a problem. If the heat is coming from a receptacle, then there’s a problem with a connection at its location and needs to be fixed. If the switch parks, feels loose, or is humming or flickering, that is an indication of a mechanical failure or possible loose connection.

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