Electrical Systems Inspection

Electricity is an essential part of our lives.  However, it has the potential to cause great harm.  Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused.  Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injure 2,305 more.  Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances, incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.
  • It is always recommended to have a qualified Electrician perform any repairs or modifications to any electrical system or related component.
  • Find and correct overloaded circuits.
  • Never place extension cords under rugs.
  • Outlets near water or in damp areas should be GFCI type outlets.
  • Don't allow trees near power lines to be climbed.
  • Keep ladders, kites, equipment and anything else away from overhead power lines.
What We Inspect ...
  • General condition of all electrical panels.
  • Proper clearances around panel.
  • Proper grounding and bonding.
  • Discolored, oxidized, corroded or damaged wiring
  • Correct circuit breaker or fuse amperage ratings
  • One wire connected to each circuit breaker
  • Existence of copper and aluminum wiring mixed together and/or terminated on improper devices
  • GFCI protection for kitchen counter-tops, bathrooms, garages, outdoors, within six feet of a sink, unfinished basements and boathouses
  • Service entrance, electric meter and main disconnect
  • Receptacles and switches in proper working order
  • Exposed wiring connections
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms present and operating correctly
A & K Services of Iowa - Electrical Inspections