Inspection Training

How to (NOT) Inspect the Electrical Grounding

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 it goes into the ground. Please review the complete 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 shall describe:

N/A

 

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

N/A

 

IV. The inspector is not required to:

K. Verify the service ground.
M. Inspect spark or lightning arrestors.

 

Axium SOP Differences

Axium Requires: For this section we will always want to select “Not Inspected” because we are not able to see the grounding and determine if it is adequate.

 

Tools Needed

No tools required to inspect the electrical grounding.

 

 

Procedure

  • For this section we will always want to select “Not Inspected” because we are not able to see the grounding and determine if it is adequate.

 

Common Defects

  • No defects for this section.

Common Mistakes

  • Selecting that the “Inspected” comment when it should be “Not Inspected”.

 

Report / Software

IN


  • The system and equipment grounding were acceptable.

NI

  • The system and equipment grounding were not visible and could not be inspected.

NP

  • N/A

RR

  • N/A