Home Inspector Lakeville | Home Inspection (952-583-3701)
Your house works perfectly. The electrical sockets are all functional, and there isn’t a single burnt-out light bulb in the whole house. So what’s the use of getting an electrical inspection on your home? A few of the reasons are obvious (selling your home or buying a new one), but an inspection isn’t about fixing the problems you know about, it’s about finding the hidden faults and taking care of problems before they become major expenses.
Should I Get an Electrical Inspection?
- Are you selling your home?
- Are you purchasing a new home?
- Has it been more than 10 years since your last inspection?
- Have you had major home damage, repairs, renovations recently?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then it’s time for an electrical inspection. For home purchases and sales, getting both an electrical safety inspection is a good idea. The National Electric Code (NEC) is a regulated standard for electrical systems used in the United States. It gives very specific outlines for how the systems in your home are to be laid out and secured. From the types of wires and connections to be used, to how often electrical sockets need to be placed in each individual room.
The inspector will look for aging wires, loose connections, damaged circuit breakers, and faulty electrical sockets are all “fully functional” systems that can have disastrous results in the long run. Some of these problems are easy to spot. A breaker which trips too regularly or a n electrical socket that’s too loose to hold a plug are both sure signs of aging (or damage) that could need replacement, but connections and wiring require testing or a visual inspection.
It’s always better to have issues discovered before they become a problem. Finding small problems and fixing them is also a good way to increase the value of your home before a sale. Give us a call today to give you the peace of mind that your electrical system is safe!