How many scary stories have you heard about someone buying a house and then finding out that their electrical system is completely shot and the new home owner now has thousands of dollars of work to do to get it all fixed.
So coincidental, as I typed those first sentences I actually got a call from a lady that just signed on her house yesterday and her son got shocked today from a wire sticking out in the lawn and the snow was causing problems. So, why are Home Electrical Inspections important? We offer 2 types of Electrical Inspections, one, (for a limited time this month only) the Basic Inspection $39.00, where we go through the house , look at things and say everything looks ok, takes about 30 minutes, no report. Then we have the Complete Inspection $300, up to 4500 sq ft house, where we take a few hours, pull out plugs, check wiring, thoroughly check the electrical in your home. We have a written report we fill out and then we send you detailing things that need to be taken care of or things that you should consider in the near future. Again, these are safety things, to keep your home and family safe, not frivolous fun things.
Things we check:
Electrical panel – breakers, grounding, clearance, and code.
Electrical Meter Main outside
Furnace and A/C Wiring
Attic – access and wiring
Basement/Crawlspace – access and wiring
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Every Bedroom and room – wiring and outlets
Garage – wiring and outlets
Outside – outlets
These are all very important. Like this morning, the kid got shocked from a wire touching the snow outside through the house when he plugged something in. That sounds pretty dangerous to me! Let stay safe!
Disclaimer: This post is meant as informational. As always, please contact a licensed, qualified, insured electrician to work on your home or business.