Electrical Concerns on a Home Inspection Report:
- The inspector will be opening the electrical panel to look at the wiring. He will be looking for any circuit breakers that have been doubled up (two sets of circuit wires run to a single breaker), any mismatched breakers with wire sizes that are not correct for the break amperage and in general how the box is wired (Professionally or DIY), as well as checking for any overloaded circuits, usually with a thermal hot spot detector. The inspector will have also been looking for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) plugs or circuits where they are required, in the kitchen, baths, basement, garage and all Exterior Receptacles required for Pool and Fountains for example and ensure weather protection. If there are circuits that are protected by GFCI breakers in the circuit box the homeowner should label those both in the box and at the outlets.
If you are the buyer or the seller, these items will need a professional to come out and provide an estimate of repairs for each item of concern. Penney Electric will come out and provide this service, and if you contract us to complete the work, we will credit back a portion of the home inspection/service call fee we charge.