Houston Home Service Experts

Do An Electrical Inspection Before You Buy A Home

Universal Home Experts recently shared an important home safety message, ‘Before You Buy that House, Insist on an Electrical Inspection.’ Here is more information on that topic.

The time has finally come, and you can call yourself a new home owner! There is so much excitement involved in buying a home, but there is also a little nitty gritty that must be taken care of first.

So much of your home revolves around electricity, which is why it’s so important for your electrical wiring to be completely intact. But there is so much more about electrical safety than just the wiring. Besides your home being up-do-date in terms of safety standards required by the National Electrical Code, here are some things you need to be aware of before buying a home:

  • Outlets should be grounded, be without cracks and have proper tension
  • Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, garages, and outdoor outlets need specific outlets due to potential exposure to water
  • If you are buying an older home, is the wiring updated?
  • Check the service panel