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The Importance of Electrical System Inspection when Buying or Selling a Home

By April 11, 2018 No Comments

With Auckland real estate prices at all time highs, it is more important than ever, whether you are a buyer or a seller, to have your home’s electrical system inspected by a professional Auckland electrical services company like Lloyd Electrical.

Amongst all of the many facets involved in buying or selling your home, one that is often neglected or even ignored is the condition of the home’s electrical system. If you are considering selling your home you would be well advised to have the electrical system inspected from top to bottom to eliminate the possibility that something potentially serious and expensive is detected during the home inspection process.

Same goes if you are a buyer and especially if it is an older home. In that case you may wish to go beyond the home inspection process and hire a electrical services company yourself to inspect the electrical system as a condition to your contract to buy for both safety aspects and compliance issues with the New Zealand Electrical Codes of Practice.

Though a thorough electrical inspection might cover many different particulars, here are some of the most obvious and critical areas to have checked out.

Electrical Panels

There should be no breakers that are loosely connected to wiring coming into the panel. It is important to make sure there are no fuses or breakers that are over or under sized.

Wiring

There is wiring running through every room in a home, including those on another level. Inspect the wiring throughout the entire home to make sure there is no loose connections or frayed wires anywhere.

Underground Wires

To avoid the potential of wires buried underground being accidentally damaged or cut due to digging, make sure that all wires buried underground are included and clearly identified in the home’s site plans, and that the wires are protected in conduits and that they meet all applicable electrical codes.

Outlets

It is imperative to make sure there are no loose wiring leading in to outlets. Overload of electrical outlets is a potential fire hazard and if there are not enough in the home at the time of purchase the buyer should plan on having their Auckland electrician install additional outlets where needed.

Located in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore, Lloyd Electric is your best bet in providing this critical inspection whether you are the seller or the buyer. Don’t hesitate to contact them today.