Home Electrical Inspections

Written by Seth Cotterell
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It is absolutely critical to know the condition of the electrical systems in your home. Faulty wiring represents a serious danger to your home and family. Faulty wiring can cause electric shock and is one of the main causes of household fires. A home electrical inspection will not only give you peace of mind, but is actually one of the cheapest and easiest things you can do to protect your family's health and well being.

Home Electrical Inspections

If you're buying a new house, a home electrical inspection is especially important. You have no idea what condition the previous owners left their home in and what maintenance or safety precautions, if any, they took. Moving into a new home is exciting, but it can also be risky if you do not take the proper precautions such as a pre-purchase home inspection that includes an assessment of the home's electrical systems.

To protect yourself and your family, you will want to employ the services of a highly trained and certified home inspector. Typically, ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) members are safe bets. A certified house inspector will conduct a multi-point, in depth examination of the house, including the electrical systems. A home electrical inspection will look at all the circuits, wiring, and outlets in your home. Sub panels will be examined and service entrance location will be noted in the inspector's report.

In order to perform this examination properly, an inspector will need to come equipped with the very best technology available. The latest electronic equipment can test for different defects and faults in wiring and electrical systems. These devices are necessary to get a full and complete picture of a house's electrical system. The inspector's report is, of course, available to buyers at any time.


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