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4 Times You Should Have an Electrical Inspection

For more than 20 years, Amityville, NY homeowners have been relying on Fielack Electric for all of their electrical needs. From inspections to complete service upgrades, the licensed master electricians at Fielack Electric will ensure that the electricity in your home is installed properly and safely. Their proven track record of success is a huge testament to their outstanding service. For all of your electrical needs, look no further than Fielack Electric.

Homeowners rely on electricity for virtually every facet of their lives; they use it to wash their dishes, clean their clothes, cook their food, to provide entertainment, and to see when natural light is dim. Unfortunately, however, while most homeowners use their electrical system on a constant basis, they don’t give it the attention that it needs.

Faulty electrical wiring can lead to serious trouble, such as electrocutions and fire. In fact, every year, more than 50,000 electrical fires occur in the US. To ensure the safety of your home and your family, the importance of an electrical inspection cannot be stressed enough.

But when should you have your electrical system inspected? Here’s a look at four times an inspection from a licensed electrician is an absolute must.

When You’re Buying a New Home

Don’t even think about buying your dream home in Amityville, NYs until you have the electrical system inspected. Sure, the lights may work and the appliances may run, but that doesn’t mean the wiring is safe.

A lot of dirty little secrets can be hidden behind pretty walls and floors, especially shoddy electrical wiring. This is especially true in older homes. Many older homes aren’t outfitted with an electrical system that will meet the demands of modern electric use. Plus, the wires could be frayed or otherwise damaged. If that’s the case, you could end up overpowering the system or spark a fire before you even finish unpacking your boxes.

An inspection isn’t just for older homes; new houses can have poor wiring, too. For instance, if the previous homeowners were DIY enthusiasts and tried to do electrical work on their own, there’s a good chance that they made some mistakes along the way. Furthermore, the work they did may not be up to code.

To ensure your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare, make sure you have the wiring inspected by a certified electrician.

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When You Are Shopping for Insurance

If you are thinking about switching your homeowner’s insurance policy to a new provider, make sure you schedule an electrical inspection before you start shopping around. Many insurers require inspections before they’ll even consider writing a policy. Even if you are planning on renewing your policy in the Amityville, NY area with the same insurer, you should consider having an inspection done. In fact, you may have to before your insurance company will approve your renewal.

An electrical inspection allows insurers to assess the risk of insuring your home. It also helps them determine the rates. By identifying any issues and having them addressed, you can increase your chances of getting a more affordable rate.

When You're Going to Renovate

If you are planning on doing a major renovation to your home, having the electrical system inspected is a wise idea. It will ensure that your current wiring will be able to support the renovation. Furthermore, the best time to have any necessary upgrades completed is when the walls, floors, and/or ceilings are opened. And, if you plan on having any new outlets or light switches installed, a licensed electrician will be able to complete the additions after inspecting your system.

There’s no denying that electricity makes life a lot more convenient. By having your electrical system inspected, you can ensure that you will be able to enjoy that convenience without having to worry about the risks that are associated with outdated, failing or poorly installed wiring.

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When there are Signs of Trouble

If you notice any signs that indicate something is wrong with your wiring, you should schedule an inspection with a licensed electrician as soon as possible.

Signs that indicate something is awry include:

  • Dimming or flickering lights
  • Switchplates or electrical outlets that are hot to the touch
  • A circuit breaker that’s constantly tripping
  • Buzzing or whirring sounds coming from outlets, switches, or appliances
  • The scent of burning plastic

If you ignore the signs of trouble, you could end up putting your family in serious danger. Have your system inspected as soon as you notice that something seems amiss.

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If you need to have an electrical system inspection, contact the experts at Fielack Electric using 631-420-1700. Their licensed master electricians will thoroughly assess your wiring and make any necessary changes to ensure the safety of your home and your family.

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Some Information about Amityville

Amityville is a village in the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 9,523 at the 2010 census.

Huntington settlers first visited the Amityville area in 1653 due to its location to a source of salt hay for use as animal fodder. Chief Wyandanch granted the first deed to land in Amityville in 1658. The area was originally called Huntington West Neck South (it is on the Great South Bay and Suffolk County, New York border in the southwest corner of what once called Huntington South), but is now the Town of Babylon. According to village lore, the name was changed in 1846 when residents were working to establish its new post office. The meeting turned into bedlam and one participant was to exclaim, “What this meeting needs is some amity”. Another version says the name was first suggested by mill owner Samuel Ireland to name the town for his boat, the Amity.

Panoramic map of Amityville from 1925 with list of landmarks and images of several inset

The place name is strictly speaking an incidental name, marking an amicable agreement on the choice of a place name. The village was formally incorporated on March 3, 1894. In the early 1900s, Amityville was a popular tourist destination with large hotels on the bay and large homes. Annie Oakley was said to be a frequent guest of vaudevillian Fred Stone. Will Rogers had a home across Clocks Boulevard from Stone. Gangster Al Capone also had a house in the community. Congregants began holding meeting for St. Mary’s Church in 1886, building a Chapel in 1888 by Wesley Ketcham under Rev. James H Noble and the church was consecrated in 1889, pre-dating the town incorporation.

Amityville has been a sister city with Le Bourget, France since 1979.

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