Inspection of Electrical Systems and Components

Our examination of the electrical system includes a visual examination of the exposed and accessible branch circuits, wiring, service panel, over current protection devices, lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. Service equipment, proper grounding, wiring methods and bonding are focal points. We inspect for adverse conditions such as lack of grounding and bonding, over-fusing, exposed wiring, open-air wire splices, reverse polarity and defective GFCI’s. The hidden nature of the electrical wiring prevents inspection of every length of wire or their connections. Telephone, video, cable, audio, security systems and other low voltage systems were not included in this inspection unless specifically noted. We recommend you have the seller or a specialist demonstrate the serviceability or locations of these systems to you if necessary. Any electrical repairs attempted by anyone other than a licensed electrician should be approached with caution. The power to the entire house should be turned off prior to beginning any repair efforts, no matter how trivial the repair may seem. Aluminum wiring requires periodic inspection and maintenance by a licensed electrician. Operation of time clock motors is not verified. Inoperative light fixtures often lack bulbs or have dead bulbs installed. Light bulbs are not changed during the inspection, due to time constraints. Smoke Alarms should be installed within 15 feet of all Bedroom doors and in Bedrooms. These units should be tested monthly.

 

Inspected Item Image
 Service Line Entrance Inspection [raw]

Condition: Satisfactory

Type: Underground
Conductor: Copper
Location: East Side
Wiring: Romex (Encased in Plastic)
Volts: 240 – 120v
Capacity: 200

 
 Main Panel Inspection

Condition: Satisfactory

Volts: 240-120v
Capacity: 150A
Type of Overload Protection: Circuit Breakers
Bonding: Bonded
Grounding: Grounded
Location: Basement

 
 Circuits & Conductors Inspection

Condition: Satisfactory

Type of Wiring: Romex
Outlets Number GFCI
Exterior 2 Yes
Garage 1 Yes
Kitchen 4 Yes
Bathroom 2 Yes

 Outlets, Fixtures, & Switches Inspection
Number Tested: Representative Number
Method of Testing:

Condition: Satisfactory

Outlet Testing:
Reverse Polarity: Yes
Non-GFCI: Yes
Ungrounded: Yes
Voltage Drop: *N.I.

 Smoke Detectors Inspection

Condition: Satisfactory

Smoke Detectors: TestedComments:
Replace detector batteries every 6 months. It is recommended that smoke detectors are replaced every 10 years

[/raw]

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook

About the Home Inspector
Dan Joandrea

- I have been working in the home remodeling / construction industry for over 11 years. I have decided to open a home inspection company to help real estate home buyers to make an informed decision before making their biggest investment of their life. The home inspection is a very important step when purchasing a home.