What to Expect from a Home Electrical Inspection
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You have finally found the home of your dreams. You’re ready to make that big investment, make that house your home.
This can be a nerve-wracking leap to make that big investment. How can you best protect your investment? In this case, knowledge is power and you get that power from the information.
That information comes from inspectors, building inspectors, and electrical inspectors. They inspect the property for you and fill you in on everything you need to know about the property.
Learn about the important reasons to consider having an electrical inspection in your home before you buy it.
What is an Electrical Inspection?
You may have heard of having a home inspection before buying a house. An electrical inspection serves the same purpose, however, it’s more specialized.
You get an electrical professional who knows specifically electrical systems. This type of inspection will focus on the elements in your home related to the electrical wiring in the house.
An electrical inspection is better than a more general building inspection because you will get more specific information on the electrical systems and how they’re functioning in the home.
Why Get an Electrical Inspection?
It’s not unreasonable to wonder if you really need to spend the money on something so specific like an electrical inspection. There are significant benefits to having information about your home’s electrical system.
Safety is first and foremost. Imagine faulty wiring in your home you don’t know about. Risk of fire and electrical shorts are high with faulty wiring.
An electrical inspection can let you know if the home you want to buy is up to code. Replacing electrical lines can be a pricey repair. It’s better to know upfront the potential problems with your wiring.
Who Performs the Inspection?
An electrical inspection should be performed by a certified and licensed electrician. You want to find one who works with the kind of wiring in your home.
For example, an electrician might be licensed but only works on commercial properties. Or an electrician might be licensed but only works on new construction homes.
You want to ask your inspector if they have experience working on a home like the one you hope to purchase.
What Does the Inspector Look At?
You want your electrical inspector to look at anything in your home that’s connected to the electrical system in the home. Some of those things include:
- Ceiling fans and lights
- Power outlets and switches
- Appliances and air conditioning
- Meter box
- Earthing system
- Smoke alarms
- Visible wiring
Once an inspection is complete, you should expect a full report about the condition of all the inspected electrical components.
Protect Your Investment With an Electrical Inspection
Making a big investment, like buying a house, requires careful planning. It also requires relying on the experts to help you make sure you are making the best possible decision with your purchase.
Get an electrical inspection of your home. Find out all about the electrical installations in your future home to avoid any potential problems later.
Contact us today for more information and to schedule your electrical inspection.