Electrical Upgrades Insurance in Bel Air

If you have just moved into a new home or commercial structure, or if you have you lived in your space for 20 years, you most likely would like to know if your electricity can cause problems. Perhaps you are trying to get home or business insurance and your insurance provider requires an electrical service upgrade. At Arundel Electrical Contractors LLC, we specialize in high-quality electrical service upgrades, of all kinds, to ensure that you meet the requirements of your Bel Air insurance provider. We are ready and equipped to work with you at any point and provide a convenient emergency electrical intervention service; however, in the meantime, here is some information to help you consider and determine if you need an electrical service upgrade.

Electrical Service Box Checklist:

Do You Have a Fuse Board?

For the most part, insurance companies do not favor electrical fuse panels. Why? One example is, if a fuse is replaced with a wrong gauge, your electrical wiring system can spark, overheat or potentially cause a fire. In short, fuse boxes are riskier and pose more dangers than circuit boxes. Check the chart under the electrical panel cover indicating the suggested calibration of each of your fuses. Do you have the right size? If the fuses are jumping regularly, call an electrician.

Are My Power Outlets Plugged In?

It's very easy to check if your power outlets are plugged in. The best way to test if the power outlets are plugged in is to use a grounding outlet.

What Kind of Wire Do you Have in Your House?

Aluminum wire was commonly used in the 1970’s. This type of wire can cause fires. For this reason, many insurance companies are very reluctant to insure buildings with the presence of aluminum electrical wiring. You can find out if your home has aluminum wiring by reading the writing on the wire's sheath. If you see ‘AL’, it means it is aluminum wire and if you see ‘CU’ it means it’s copper. If in fact you do have aluminum wire, have your electrical installation checked by an electrician.

Check Your Grounding

Grounding is used to protect you if a wire moving inside the unit touches the housing of the unit. If there is no grounding, you run the risk of electric shock because it will not be absorbed by the circuit breaker. This can cause bodily harm and in worst case scenarios, death.

Check Your Circuit Breaker

If you have a circuit breaker that often jumps, the two most common problems encountered are circuit overloads or breaker wears. Have your installation checked to make sure your insurance company will cover your space.

Hopefully this information will help get you started on your Bel Air electrical upgrade project. We want to help you get the most out of your insurance coverage. Call us today to find out more about how we can help keep your Bel Air home or business safe.