Electrical Inspections

Santa Barbara Electrical Inspections Contractors

Keeping the electrical systems in our homes updated and functioning properly is vital, for both personal safety and practical convenience. A routine inspection can serve that purpose as sure as a routine physical can protect our physical health. And Laughlin Electric has over 30 years of experience providing reliable, proactive diagnostics that homeowners can trust. 

Our Santa Barbara electrical inspection contractors also serve Montecito, Goleta, and the surrounding areas. 

Give us a call at (805) 590-2222 or fill out our online contact form to get a price quote and schedule an inspection.

4 Times to Get an Electrical Inspection

There are several good reasons to have your home's electrical panels and wiring properly inspected. Here are four of the most common times people choose to have this work done: 

Buying a House 

When purchasing a new home, getting an electric inspection offers valuable insight into the condition of the system and helps identify any potential hazards or necessary repairs. An inspection can uncover outdated wiring, faulty outlets, or inadequate electrical panel capacity, allowing prospective buyers to make an informed decision about the property.

Buying New Appliances

Upgrading to new appliances often requires more electrical power. These include air conditioners, electric water heaters, high-powered kitchen appliances, pools, and hot tubs. A Santa Barbara electrical inspection pro from our office can determine if the system can handle the increased load without overloading the circuits or causing electrical damage.

The House Is Older

Older homes have a lot of great benefits,  but it is especially important to have regular electric inspections. The systems in older houses may not meet current safety standards or may have outdated components that pose a risk. An inspection can identify potential fire hazards, faulty wiring, inadequate grounding, or outdated electrical panels.

Doing a Major Home Renovation

Undertaking a major home renovation project involves significant electrical work. Whether it involves adding new rooms, upgrading the kitchen, or installing outdoor lighting, a proper inspection should be a standard part of the process. Our work will be aimed at ensuring that the system can accommodate the increased demand and that all installations comply with electrical codes and safety standards. What's more, an inspection can help identify any hidden electrical issues that may arise during the renovation process, preventing future problems or delays.

Call Laughlin Electric at (805) 590-2222 or reach out here online to schedule your inspection today.

Commonly Asked Questions

When should I get my home's electric inspected?

It is important to have your home's electric inspected regularly. Common times people choose to have this work done include when purchasing a new house, buying new appliances that require more power than your existing ones, if you own an older house, and when doing a major home renovation project.

How can I know if my electric system can handle increased load?

A Santa Barbara Electrical Inspection Pro from our office can determine if the system can handle increased load without overloading circuits or causing electrical damage.

What safety standards are used for inspections?

An inspection helps ensure that all installations comply with current electrical codes and safety standards. It also identifies any hidden issues that may arise during the renovation process in order to prevent future problems or delays.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

Reviews & Testimonials

At Laughlin Electric, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Thumbs up all the way."

    We used Laughlin Electric to install StarLink satellite and assemble the wiring in a neat and efficient manner. I cannot say enough about these men who are friendly, polite, and well-educated in their field. We will use them again in the future!

    - Cynthi B.
    "Incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable!"

    We called Laughlin for an urgent electrical issue that had left half of our kitchen nonfunctional. They came within a couple of hours, right at the promised time. Lucas was incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable and quickly fixed our problem

    - Zadok S.
    "Very professional, knowledgeable and efficient!"

    The technicians were both very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient while being very nice, clean, and organized inside our home. I’ve had several electricians in the past and these were the most experienced I’ve seen by far.

    - Heather W.
    "I found my new go-to electrician with Laughlin."

    Laughlin sent Kurt out to add an outlet for my detached garage. He went above and beyond, explaining every aspect of his work to me. He even helped me find a new Tesla charger to install.

    - Antonio A.
    "Professional, efficient, and knowledgeable."

    Eamon at Laughlin Electric routed new ethernet cables in our house. He was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Now our bedroom looks a lot less cluttered and organized with our new cables. Thanks for all your help!

    - Nicole G.
    "The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair."

    We called Laughlin Electric to have power run to our motor home. They responded quickly and sent an amazing tech, Andy Hanson. Andy was very friendly and professional. The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair.

    - Savannah F.
    "Their customer focus is spot on!"

    The Laughlin team are exceptional at what they do the dedication to excellence and job completion is second to none. I have hired multiple companies over the years and their customer focus is spot on.

    - Tim M.
    "The whole experience was a good one."

    I had a great experience with Laughlin Electric. They arrived right on time and we discussed the issues I wanted solved. I received an estimate and agreed to the work which was done immediately. Highly recommend this service.

    - Helena B.

4 Benefits of an Electrical Inspection 

Having a regular electrical inspection conducted on your home offers several important benefits that ensure the safety, efficiency, and functionality of your electrical system. Here are four of those benefits: 

Catching Small Issues Early 

Electrical inspections help identify minor issues before they escalate into major repairs. By detecting problems early on, such as loose connections or worn-out components, homeowners can address them promptly, preventing more significant damage or even electrical failures down the road. 

Locating Fire Risks and Shock Hazards

The inspection can uncover overloaded circuits, old wiring, improper grounding, or bad equipment that could lead to electrical faults and dangerous electrical fires. 

Assessing Electrical Capacity

An electrical inspection works to ensure that a home's electrical system can handle the demands placed on it. With advancements in technology and the increasing number of electrical devices in homes today, it is imperative to ensure that the electrical system has the capacity to support these loads safely. An inspection can determine if the system needs upgrades or modifications to meet current and future l requirements.

Lowering Energy Use and Improving Efficiency

 Another benefit of an electrical inspection is the opportunity to improve energy efficiency. Inspections can identify areas where energy is being wasted, such as inefficient lighting, outdated appliances, or power-hungry electrical systems. By addressing these inefficiencies, homeowners can lower their energy consumption, reduce utility bills, and contribute to a greener environment.

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