When you’re looking for the right house, the electrical system may not be at the top of your list of wants and needs. Many people don’t think much about the electrical system that keeps their home running. However, when you’re buying a new house, it is definitely something that you want to make sure is in good condition. The electrical system should be looked at closely during the home inspection, and it’s always a good idea to attend that when you’re looking at buying a new house. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about a few things that you should be looking for if you’re planning on buying a new house.
Check Condition of Electrical Outlets & Switches
When you’re walking through a house, you will want to pay attention to the switches and the outlets that you see. If you notice that there are outlets and switches that have any chips or exposed wires, you should be concerned. Other problems that could be present including blackening around the outlet and switch covers, a burning smell when they are being used, sparking, short-circuiting, and other red flags. When you see these issues, it could mean that there are bigger electrical problems in the home, and you will want to have a licensed electrician come and give the home an inspection to see what the scope of the problem looks like. If there are only one or two that look like they could be problematic, getting them fixed is likely not a big deal.
Outdated & Messy Breaker Box
The breaker box found in the home is an essential part of the safety of the house. It is there to protect the house against any overloaded circuits that could potentially cause electrical fires. If you open up the breaker box to find a spaghetti bowl of wires in there, it may be indicative of an electrical system that has been poorly maintained. If the home is older, you need to be concerned that the breaker box is outdated and doesn’t have the capability of running the electrical demands of a modern home. This means it may need to be upgraded right away.
Electrical Wiring Wears Out
When you’re buying an older home, you also need to be concerned about wiring that is old and obsolete. In this case, you could be looking at some major work that needs to be done to bring the house up to code. You don’t want to move into a home that poses any danger of an electrical fire.
Electrical Wiring Inspections & More in Pompano Beach, Imperial Point, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Lighthouse Point, Parkland & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
If you’re getting ready to buy a home or have already bought one that has electrical issues, you can turn to Burley Electrical Services to ensure the house is safe and the electrical system is working as it should. We can handle any electrical repairs that you may have and bring any part of the electrical system up to date. Call us today!