Whether you are buying a new home or remodeling a property, it is important to have electrical services professionals to handle inspections on the electrical installations to ensure its safety. Faults can be extremely risky when undetected and unresolved. There are many problems that can be found in homes and it is important to consider electrical services to ensure a safe environment. Electrical inspections are critical prior to buying a home so that any potentially dangerous issues will be revealed.
To an untrained eye, a house may seem perfect but someone who has been trained in home inspections will be able to identify every possible flaw. Spending a few dollars on home inspection could be a big money saver down the road because the inspector can provide a better valuation on what you will be investing on. They are trained to uncover problems through visual inspection and many of the reports they have made regarding homes have saved buyers hundreds if not thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs.
During the inspection, all the major systems will be checked from the roof, exterior, electrical system, heating, plumbing, cooling, insulation and the interior of the home. All inspections are visual and not all the flaws can be identified. No destructive testing will be performed and you do not have to worry that walls will opened to find hidden secrets behind them.
In the basement, all the electrical panels will be checked including the furnace. The inspector goes through each room to look for water stains and imperfections. The inspection may take from two to three hours after which a written report including photographs of the issues that need to be addressed will be provided.
Home inspectors do not do repairs or recommend contractors because it is conflict of interest. Home buyers are encouraged to attend the inspection so that they know beforehand what issues have to be resolved before making a purchasing decision. You have the option to ask the seller to reduce the asking price so that you handle the repairs or you can request the seller to address the problems before the purchase.