Posted on Mar 2nd 2023
Looking to purchase a new house? Congratulations! Buying a home, whether brand new or new to you, is exciting — but it can also be overwhelming. One thing you want to ensure is on your list of to-dos is having the home inspected before finalizing your contract.
A home inspection is different from a home appraisal, which assesses the property's overall value. On the other hand, a home inspection traditionally covers a long checklist of tasks to ensure you're aware of any potential safety hazards you may want to address before finalizing your purchase.
Home inspections involve a basic check of the electricity. Still, it's wise to hire a certified electrician to conduct a specialized review of the electric components of your new home. Having a licensed electrician inspect the home in addition to the standard inspection can give you added protection and peace of mind and possibly save you money in the future.
A trained professional will spot things a regular home inspector won't. Working with a licensed electrician like those at Custom Electrical Services will help identify and prevent potential problems and even help you maximize efficiency.
Even if you are moving into a brand-new home, having a professional electrician inspect the home's electric components can be highly beneficial. Professional electricians will help catch potential mistakes in the build or identify places where the builders cut corners that might create problems for you in the coming years.
If you're moving into a previously owned home, professional electricians can identify areas where wiring is outdated or past DIY jobs might pose a fire hazard to your home. With one short electrical inspection, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your new home is up to code and will keep you and your loved ones safe.
In addition to providing an added layer of protection to the safety of your home, an electrician can provide you with valuable information on maximizing your house's energy efficiency. This is especially helpful if you are purchasing an older home. Old homes are much more likely to have less efficient energy systems in place, resulting in higher monthly bills for you. An electrical inspector can advise you on how to increase your energy efficiency, lower your carbon footprint, and save money on your bills each month.
It is essential to have your electrical inspection conducted before finalizing your home purchase. When you do, you and your realtor can negotiate with the previous homeowners or the builder of the home to pay for necessary repairs. If you fail to conduct an inspection before signing the contract, any repair costs will likely be your responsibility.
Additionally, we recommend that you are present for your home inspection. This will allow you to see exactly what the electrician does, ask questions while they are present, and determine appropriate courses of action. It's an electrical inspector'sinspector's job to point out all problems, large and small, so the inspection can feel overwhelming. Don't hesitate to ask questions to help you decide what to prioritize.
When you work with a professional electrician, the added benefit is that you can keep working with them to make any necessary or desired repairs or upgrades. Custom Electrical Services has a whole team of licensed, insured electrical experts to help you with all of your electrical needs — from your first inspection through the entirety of your homeownership. Contact Custom Electrical Services today to schedule your home inspection!