Buying a new home can be very exciting; but don’t get so carried away that you forget to be cautious about the purchase. When you find the perfect house, it can be tempting to make an offer on the spot, especially if there are other potential buyers. The problem with buying homes, however, is that they can appear cosmetically faultless while hiding numerous issues behind the walls. A few minor repairs and a fresh coat of paint can do a lot to conceal internal problems. Here are three reasons you should always have a professional electrician from an electric service company perform a pre-purchase electrical inspection.
1. You’ll Know the Overall Electrical Condition of the Home
Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to hide internal electrical and plumbing issues within a home. Having a professional electrical contractor perform a thorough inspection of the condition of the electrical wiring system and circuit boards can reveal costly issues early.
2. An Electrician Can Determine the Age of the Electrical System
Houses built as few as 15 years ago may no longer meet the electrical system requirements today. Issues may not only require more frequent electrical repairs, but could mean you need to replace the entire system.
3. It’s Safer for You and Your Family
Your safety, and that of your family, is paramount. Poor electrical wiring can cause all sorts of dangerous problems. Having an electrician check a home before buying it can help ensure that you family will be safe from potential disasters, such as an electrical fire.
Have a Professional Electrician Examine Your Potential Home Today!
If you’re buying a new home, always have a professional electrician perform an inspection before finalizing the purchase. Contact Neighborhood Electric Services of Snohomish and King Counties today for help. We offer a variety of residential and commercial services, including electrical repairs, inspections, and upgrades. Visit our website for more information or call us at (425) 689–7770 to schedule an appointment. We also offer free electrical panel current heat inspections!
Edited by Justin Vorhees