Inspect before purchase
What are the signs that a potential new home may have an electrical issue? (Photo Credits)
While most property buyers do not possess a trained eye to detect if the home they are buying have electrical issues, there are signs that could tell if there are problems in the offing.
Apartment Therapy says the first thing a home buyer should do in terms of inspecting electrical fixtures in a home they want to buy is the electrical panel. American Lighting Association
“Open The Electrical Panel – A clean and labeled panel is a happy panel. Something that looks like squirrels got up inside can signal trouble. Look for loose wires or ones that simply don’t connect to anything. It could signal that there’s live wires inside the walls!”
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The Spruce also encourages its readers to check on electrical fixtures, and they strongly encourage to bring in a qualified electrician contractor to undertake an electrical safety inspection. Master Electrician
“There are plenty of common electrical mistakes that people make. Along with that, you may be wondering if the old wiring is safe? Another concern may be whether your home has aluminum wiring. You can check for incorrect electrical wiring and save yourself a big headache later. After all, this is the home you are thinking about purchasing and you don’t want surprises or large expenses later to repair problem areas.”
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The cost of hiring an electrician to inspect a prospective home may be an additional expense, but an article published by Home Advisor will make one think that it is all worth it. That the expense is way cheaper compared to the possible financial setback that a problematic electrical system may bring.
“Overloaded circuits are fire hazards, as are the DIY plug additions if they weren’t done properly. Depending on where you live, the cost to bring a house’s electrical system entirely up to code is from $10,000 to $15,000. If only part of your house needs to come up to code, the cost depends on what exactly is needed. Electrical work should only be done by a licensed electrician!”
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Inspecting a home prior to inking the deal, is definitely a must do to ensure safety.
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