Why do home inspectors get so picky about calling out minor electrical safety defects?

Posted on: February 1, 2018 by in Real Estate
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You do not want a home to blow up. This is all protecting homes, protecting an investment. You do not want to ruin the overall equity in your home. An electrical fire will ruin the equity in your home. You need to know that a home's roof can be one of its most important items. Consultants can take a certain amount of time to look at a roof, but the truth is that electrical issues may need a deeper look.

Key Takeaways:

  • In 1897, the National Board of Fire Underwriters, disconcerted about numerous claims due to faulty wiring, developed the first electrical safety code.
  • Throughout the years, NEC inspectors have found that electrical disasters are less likely to be the result of merely one large problem.
  • Instead, inspectors often find that disasters are the result of many small problems, creating a chain reaction.

“All of the citations in the NEC are there to prevent electrical mishaps, and we try to catch as many of the seemingly small defects as we can during an inspection.”

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