Making sure a building is properly maintained and is safe for human occupants is a critical concern for every property owner. Whether a building is leased out to tenants or it is used for personal habitation, routine maintenance and safety inspections are critical for safeguarding people and property alike. Electrical testing performed on a regular schedule should be included in the maintenance routine. Making sure this is performed every three to five years by a qualified electrician can keep property owners out of a world of trouble.
Following a recommended electrical testing schedule for any property can keep owners out of trouble in these ways and more:
- By providing information necessary to protect people and property – Electrical testing is considered important because systems that drive power to a building are often unseen. That means any deterioration, damage or previously performed shoddy work may go unnoticed by anyone other than a trained electrician. Regular inspections may result in problems being pointed out before disasters, such as electrical fires, occur. In receiving this information and acting upon it, owners benefit from being able to safeguard people and property both.
- By enabling repairs before they become costlier – Proactive, routine inspections may also protect property owners from unnecessary expenses. Replacing damaged wires, for example, will cost a great deal less than addressing costlier components of a building’s electrical system should the wires cause irreparable damage to them.
- By reducing liabilities – Maintaining a building’s electrical system is a burden and responsibility that falls squarely on the shoulders of the property owner. Should an electrical fire occur, routine inspection reports and proof that recommended work has been performed, may reduce or removal liability. By obtaining and keeping electrical installation condition reports, owners reduce potential liabilities whilst gaining the peace of mind that comes from knowing the right steps have been taken to safeguard people and property.
Electrical testing can prove to be one of the most important measures a property owner takes to protect people and buildings alike. These inspections provide assurances of safety. Should problems be detected, inspection reports also deliver actionable advice property owners can heed to ensure property maintenance.