1. Check the Service Panel for a blown fuse or tripped breaker.
The service panel is where the main electrical power enters your home. It's important to check it for any signs of problems, such as a blown fuse or tripped breaker. If you find a problem, be sure to have it fixed by a professional electrician.
2. Look for loose connections and corroded wires.
Loose connections and corroded wires can be dangerous and can lead to electrical fires. If you see any signs of damage, have a professional electrician take a look at it.
3. Check all switches, outlets, and light fixtures for proper operation.
Switches, outlets, and light fixtures should all be checked for proper operation. If you notice any problems (e.g., a switch doesn't work, an outlet doesn't work, etc.), have them fixed by a professional electrician.
4. Inspect the wiring for damage or signs of wear and tear.
Wiring that's damaged or showing signs of wear and tear can be dangerous and may need to be replaced. If you see any issues with the wiring, have a professional take a look at it as soon as possible.
5. Verify that all GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters) are properly functioning.
GFCI outlets are designed to protect against electrical shocks. It's important to make sure that all GFCIs are functioning properly so that you stay safe from electrical shocks.
6. Make sure that all electrical devices are properly plugged into an outlet strip or surge protector.
It's important to make sure that all of your electrical devices are plugged into an outlet strip or surge protector. This will help protect them from power surges and other electrical problems.
7. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're in working order.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested on a regular basis to make sure they're in working order. If they're not working properly, have them fixed right away.
8. Review the home's electrical history with the inspector to ensure that any previous repairs or updates were done correctly.
Electrical problems can often be tricky to fix, so it's important to make sure that any previous repairs or updates were done correctly so that future problems don't occur . You can ask the inspector for a copy of the final report, which will detail any problems found during the inspection.
9. Ask the inspector for a copy of the final report, which will detail any problems found during the inspection.
After the inspection is complete, be sure to ask the inspector for a copy of the final report. This report will detail any problems that were found during the inspection and will help you know what needs to be fixed in order to keep your home safe from electrical hazards.