Having a home inspection preformed on your new home purchase in the Metro area can make anyone feel nervous about potentially killing the deal over costly repairs or worse, safety issues that could be found during the inspection. This is ok, you certainly don't want to live in a home with issues that could put you and your family in danger right?
As an inspector, electrical is one of the most important when safety issues in a home, especially when talking about older homes 20 years or older. Over time, homeowners sometimes take it upon themselves (DIY) to add or repair electrical components in their home in hopes of saving money rather than hiring a licensed electrical contractor to preform the work. Doing this kind of work yourself could put you or any future homeowner in danger.
Amateur electrical work could have the potential of causing fires from short circuits or electrical overloading and better yet, electrocution.
A home inspection is limited and non-evasive. We can't see through walls, concrete foundations or attic insulation. Much of the electrical wiring/components during the inspection will be unseen by the inspector. Here's what we are able to inspect;