Why You Need an Electrical Inspection Before You Buy a Home

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It’s important to make sure your wiring and electrical service is safe before buying a home.

Buying a home is typically a lengthy, involved process. Before you buy, it’s important to have a professional inspect all of the building’s electrical installation and components. Why? Because you want to make sure everything is in good working order, of course. You don’t want to buy a home and find out something is terribly wrong a month later. You’re also going to need to make sure that your home is up to date with the safety standards provided by the National Electric Code.

Areas to Watch For

Pay special attention to specific areas of the home, such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages and outdoor outlets. Any area that could be wet or damp or requires a ground fault circuit interrupter to be installed will need to be inspected. Kitchens, in particular, require many special outlets and circuits for all the appliances that you run within them.

Electrical Wiring Safety

Just like everything else, electrical wiring has a certain lifespan for safe use. While knob and tube wiring may have been state of the art in its day, it’s now outdated and lacks ground wire. When buying a new home, it’s important to make sure your wiring and electrical switches will serve you well for years to come. Another common concern is whether your home is using aluminum or copper wiring. Correcting faulty wiring is paramount when it comes to electrical safety.

Consider the Future

Your electrical service shouldn’t be just the bare minimum required for your home. If you’re going to expand your house at all in the future, you’re going to want a wiring system that’s grounded and can accommodate future needs. You can save yourself a big headache later down the road if your electrical service is large enough to supply both your home and space for future expansion.

Electrical Inspections from Haramis Electric

When it comes to electrical work, Haramis Electric can help you get the job done. Haramis Electric is an Anne Arundel County-based electrical contracting company. We offer both residential and commercial services for clients throughout Maryland. Haramis Electric provides incomparable service that will give you the electrical work you need without pushing you over your budget. Request a free estimate online or by calling 410-451-0200.


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