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  • There are more than 90,000 home electrical fires a year in the United States and Canada, accounting for hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage.

    There are more than 90,000 home electrical fires a year in the United States and Canada, accounting for hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage.

    Electrical fire caused by lightning
    • 1 out of every 200 homes are struck by lightning every year.
    • A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of 50,000 degrees.
    • If your home is struck by lightning, there may be damage to wiring concealed behind your walls!
    • An average of 22,600 fires per year are started by lightning.
    • Texas ranks 4th among the states for homeowners insurance lightning losses by number of claims.
    • Electrical Hazard Detection service is covered by most insurance companies.

    Colwell Electric uses CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection, the most trusted means to test and ensure that your home’s electrical system is safe.

    Colwell Electric uses CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection, the most trusted means to test and ensure that your home’s electrical system is safe.

    CurrentSAFE® uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that allows us to “look” behind the walls and discover electrical problems in your home, any of which could lead to dangerous shock or fire hazards.

    Unexpected electrical service costs can be devastating to the family budget. Our service provides  the homeowner with time to prepare and budget for needed improvements or upgrades.

    At Colwell Electric, we understand that not everyone will have a devastating electrical fire in their lifetime. This service also identifies electrical problems in a home’s electrical system’s that may unexpectedly creep up on a homeowner and cause a problem in the future or be damaging to their expensive electronic equipment.

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    CurrentSAFE Electrical Hazard Detection

    CurrentSAFE® utilizes revolutionary methods of testing and diagnosing electrical problems in your home that could lead to dangerous shock and fire hazards.

    CurrentSAFE® utilizes revolutionary methods of testing and diagnosing electrical problems in your home that could lead to dangerous shock and fire hazards.

    Certified Infrared Thermographers – Our electricians have attended the Infrared Training Center program and have received Level 1 Infrared Thermographic Imaging Certification, which includes classroom and on-site inspections.

    Ultrasonic Sound Detection Qualified – CurrentSAFE® electricians have attended rigorous classroom training for Ultrasonic Sound Detection, which requires hours of actual on-site experience to clearly identify corona, tracking, and arcing, the three stages of electrical discharge and the primary causes of electrical fires. Our electricians use this tool on a daily basis to professionally identify your electrical problems.

    Electrical Hazard Detection – We use many testing tools to identify electrical problems in your home. Some of the testing equipment includes Ground Resistance Testers, Circuit Tracers, Circuit Analyzers, True RMS Voltage Testers, and True RMS Current Testers. Our electricians are CurrentSAFE®-certified in the proper operation and diagnostic capabilities of all testing equipment.

    The CurrentSAFE® Two-Step Electrical Hazard Detection Program

    Step 1. Free In-Home Assessment
    Our walk-through assessment helps you understand your home’s electrical system and often identifies hazards that are simple to fix. If serious hazards are discovered, you may choose a comprehensive Electrical Hazard Detection (EHD) inspection.
    Step 2. Electrical Hazard Detection (EHD) Inspections
    Our specially-trained, licensed electricians use the latest non-destructive technology to identify dangers lurking behind walls. When issues that pose an imminent threat are discovered, we will make the repair or render the problem safe as part of the EHD process. Following this comprehensive inspection, our experts will then review their findings with you.

    The CurrentSAFE® Difference

    • State-of-the-art electronic testing equipment
    • Non-destructive testing
    • Test normally completed in one day
    • Same-day inspection report
    • Thorough background checks and drug testing for all electricians
    • Over a decade of experience