Few aspects of a home are as essential as its electrical system. In our modern world, many things are connected to electricity in one way or another. Any electrical issues that arise are not only inconveniences, but they also pose serious safety hazards.
When conducting an electrical inspection, here are three things our home inspectors look for:
- Circuit breaker box integrity – A circuit breaker box, also known as the fuse box or electrical panel, is the center of a home’s electrical system. Inspectors often start with it during an electrical inspection to evaluate the overall system and look for any signs that it is malfunctioning. Double-tapped breakers, faulty connections, and signs of overheating are all assessed when examining the circuit breaker box.
- Wiring safety and proficiency – Electrical wiring can be damaged by water, pests, or stressors that can cause it to malfunction and can even lead to fires. An electrical inspection will evaluate wiring connections in junction boxes and check for signs of bad wiring around your home.
- Outlet functionality – Electrical issues can also arise in outlets and switches around a home. An electrical inspection can help diagnose any issues you’re having with a particular outlet or switch, whether due to a faulty connection or an overloaded outlet.
At Towne & Country Property Inspections, we take seriously our responsibility to ensure your home is safe and code compliant. We’ll work with you to advise necessary next steps for any issues that may arise during an electrical inspection. Give us a call today and get peace of mind that your home’s electrical system is safe and efficient.