Category Archives: Electrical

While the inspector is at the electrical panel it is important to check for the presence of the main electrical shut off. If there is no shut off present it should be put in the report as a defect if it takes more than 6 hand movements to shut down all of the breakers in […]

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While the inspector is inspecting the electrical panel they should check to make sure that all of the circuits are labeled properly. If they are missing or unclear it should be called out as a defect. Please review the complete procedure below. NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection   […]

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While the inspector is at the electrical panel the very last thing that is inspected is the electrical grounding. The inspector can view where the electrical is being grounded, but unless there is a glaring defect, we should ALWAYS use the not inspected comment for the electrical grounding because we can’t see the condition once […]

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While the inspector is at the electrical panel it should be checked to see if the manufacturer label  is present or missing. Please review the entire procedure below. NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection     3.7. Electrical   I. The inspector shall inspect: N/A   II. The inspector […]

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While the inspector is inspecting the electrical panel the most important thing that needs to be checked is if there is any solid conductor aluminum branch wiring present in the panel. If this is missed, the inspector could be held responsible and have to pay the cost of rewiring the entire house, which would not […]

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COMPLAINT FROM THE CUSTOMER: After completing a home inspection there was call from the listing agent with multiple complaints. They said that we left both the front door and back door unlocked, that we tracked dog poop into the home, and that we didn’t properly replace the attic access hatch. It is important to remember to […]

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When the inspector is at the air conditioning unit the electrical disconnect needs to be evaluated. This disconnect needs to be within sight and not more than 50 feet away from the air conditioning unit. Please review the complete procedure below.       NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home […]

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While the inspector is at the electrical panel the electrical service capacity will not be evaluated. This should always be put in your report as “Not Inspected”. Please review the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection     3.7. Electrical   I. The inspector shall […]

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While inspecting the electrical panel the inspector should check the service entrance conductors for any damage and for proper sizing. It is also important to make sure to check for the service lines that are coming into the home and that they have proper clearance. Please review the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP International […]

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While the inspector is at the electrical panel they should be checking to make sure that all of the breakers are in good working condition. If there are any breakers that are missing, broken or a different brand from the other breakers, it should be called out as a defect. Please review the entire procedure […]

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