In this month's home inspection photo we see a rusted electric panel. You will notice that it is rusted on the inside. Some may wonder how water gets INSIDE your electric panel. Typically what happens is that the electric meter on the outside isn't properly sealed and moisture gets into the meter from there. After a while the water doesn't have anywhere to except into the actual electrical service wire. Then the water follows the wire all the way to the panel creating what we see here.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL