Both electrical panels and circuitry often get ignored; it is only until there is a short-circuit or constant electrical tripping that make owners call an electrician. It’s good to understand the technical intricacies in the home but there are still questions you should be asking your technical inspector.
Questions to Ask the Electrical Inspector
Ask your electrical inspector if your home’s electrical fittings are in compliance with building codes and regulations. You may run the risk of getting in legal trouble if the circuitry is in violation of the codes.
It’s also crucial that the electrical inspector pays close attention to the safety factor. In order to reduce the risk of shock, electrical panels MUST be properly insulated. Also, paneling can not be near damp or wet areas.
Another electrical component that homeowners need to be aware of is connecting appliances to the correct circuitry in order to avoid short-circuits and fluctuations in voltage. When the electrical inspection is finished and repairs are completed, double check the paneling to make sure they are working effectively.