Buying a home is one of the most exciting purchase you will ever make. It is probablythe biggest purchase you will ever making as well. You may have spent months and months house hunting, looking for just the perfect place. The exterior of the home looks incredible, and the interior looks nothing short of pristine. However, even if it is a newer home, it is important to think about that space in between the exterior and the interior, the space inside your walls. That is where your electrical wiring lives, and without a proper home inspection, there could be major issues hiding just out of sight.
The Consequences of Missing Something
It depends on the type of problem that you miss, but the consequences could range for relatively minor to absolutely catastrophic. A major flaw in the electrical wiring of your dream home could cause anything from severe energy inefficiency (resulting in massive power bills) to tragic home fires. Your new home is a major investment; you want to make sure everything is perfect before you commit. You don’t want to be left on the hook, financially, for major repairs if you discover them several years later down the line. Next, we will talk about getting the most out of a home electrical inspection.
Getting the Most out of an Inspection
As a general rule, you are going to be the person who cares the most about getting an inspection right. Real estate agents will likely suggest a home inspector, but do not be afraid of doing your own independent research. An independent inspector may be more honest with you as they do not have a personal connection with any of the parties involved. Find an experienced inspector with a good reputation. Double check that they are insured for “errors and omissions.”