In line with our electrical theme this month I wanted to talk about the actual electric panel for a moment.
The electric panel is an interesting component in your home because for the most part the important stuff (and the potentially dangerous stuff) is inside the panel and unseen. So how do you know what is going on?
It really calls upon home owner to pay attention to what is going on with their home's electrical in general. Do the lights dim for no reason? Do breakers keep tripping? Is the panel hot? DO outlets work for a time, stop working, and then start working again? All of these issues could mean something is going on inside the panel.
As for you as a home buyer, we here at Hero Home Inspections have you covered. We remove the panel cover and give you a thorough and detailed electrical inspection.
Buying a home or have an electrical issue? Then contact me today!
I see a lot of different thing on home inspections here in Orlando, but the electrical system is by far one of the most important things that I inspect in a home. I wanted to share some recent electrical inspection pictures - images of good, bad, and in between. Enjoy!
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL