Building and Pest Inspections are par for the course before committing to purchase a new home. However, not all home buyers think to get the electrics or plumbing checked. Given your home is your biggest asset, it makes sense to make sure any property you are considering buying is up to code. Getting a pre purchase electrical inspection will ensure your home is safe and will help you to avoid any nasty shocks further down the track.
What Will Be Checked In A Pre Purchase Electrical Inspection?
Even if you are purchasing a brand new home, there is no way of knowing who installed the electrics and if they are up to code. It is a common misconception that nothing ever goes wrong in a brand new home!
A pre purchase electrical inspection is the only way you can identify any faults or electrical hazards that could be very expensive to fix after purchase. If any issues are detected, you may be able to negotiate a lower purchase price to cover the costs of the repairs.
What Will Be Checked In An Electrical Inspection?
A thorough pre purchase electrical inspection should include all the wiring in your home or business as well as all other electrical components including smoke alarms.
Other tasks that might be performed include:
- Looking for outdated wiring
- Checking for evidence of any DIY wiring
- Testing power points and lighting
- Looking for exposed wires
- Safety switch testing
- Checking whether the electrical switchboard needs upgrading
- Smoke Alarm testing
- Identifying any electrical hazards.
A thorough report with recommendations will then be provided.
Licensed Electrician in Nowra
If you need a licensed electrician in Nowra for a pre purchase inspection, get in touch with Walkers Electrical Solutions. We are happy to liaise with you and the real estate agent to arrange a convenient time for us to visit the property.