Common Electrical Problems

Every home inspection includes a visual inspection of the main electrical panel and any sub panels. Wall sockets are tested to ensure proper polarity and grounding. Ground fault circuit interrupters are tested. Special care is given when inspecting older homes to look for active knob and tube wiring and aluminum wiring.

Electrical problems range from wiring that is not up to current standards to dangerous do-it-yourself wiring practices that can lead to electrical shocks and fire.

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