A professional Home Inspector is responsible for visually checking the electrical system during the home inspection and safety is always the number one issue any home inspector will be inspecting for while doing the inspection.
There are numerous things that your home inspector examines in the inspection that will be outlined within the home inspection report which sometimes winds up in negotiations and might not really be fixed. Home inspectors will certainly recommend that all the repairs be finished prior to the closing, and yet it often doesn’t happen this way.
All of the work performed regarding the electrical system of the property needs to be repaired using a qualified electrical contractor.
This is a list of the most common things we look for when inspecting the electrical:
- Exposed or unprotected wires anywhere within the home; these are typically found in crawl spaces, attics and even basements and garages
- Outlets with an open or missing ground
- GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) not placed in the correct areas; GFCI Outlets are commonly recommended in the kitchen areas over the counters, all bathroom plugs, Garage outlets, outlets on the outside of the home, outlets in unfinished basements and crawlspaces.
- GFCI outlets which are not working properly are going to be written up and it should be replaced or repaired
- Solid aluminum branch electric wires shall be reported on
- Open junction boxes in addition to any exposed wire splices
- Any dangerous circumstance is going to be flagged as a safety concern
- Any unsupported electrical wires within the crawl spaces as well as attics
- Problems including; handyman wiring, improper use with drop cords as well as any dangerous conditions