Electrical Safety Inspection

Posted on November 11, 2010

Light It Up Electric will be happy to check out your system for hazards or problems for your safety and piece of mind. The one system that is of greatest concern to home buyers and home owners is the electrical system. Very few home inspectors are qualified to make a complete detailed assessment of an electrical system. Here at Light It Up Electric our basic home inspection already includes an inspection of the electrical system that exceeds all industry standards for home inspections. Our inspection includes:

The removal and inspection of a select number of wiring devices (outlets, switches, etc.) to:

•check the condition of the device and the wire feeding the device

•check for open grounds

•check for proper polarity

•check the integrity of the connections

•check to see whether it is properly wired (i.e. proper wiring methods and workmanship)

•Inspecting the main panel and sub panels for proper grounding, bonding, and integrity of connections.

•Checking the integrity of the water meter bonding jumper if it is present.

•Check for the presence of a driven ground rod and the integrity of the connection.

•Check for proper grounding of supplemental systems such as telephone and cable television and the integrity of the connections.

•Check critical areas for potential corrosion problems that may result from improper connections or the use of dissimilar metals.

Once one of our qualified electrician is done with the electrical safety inspection we will put our finding in writing along with our professional recommendations.