Keeping Your Home Up to CodeIf your home isn’t up to “code,” then you risk losing a significant percentage of your home’s market value. What is that “code,” though, and what kind of expectations does it set for your property? The United States established the National Electric Code (NEC) to help homeowners stay on top of electrical maintenance. Initially drafted in 1975, this code has been revised over a dozen times to keep up with new technological developments. The frequent coding changes can make it difficult to keep older homes, particularly in line with the federal government’s expectations. However, each home that goes on the market must either meet the code’s expectations or list its deficits. That means that interested buyers may have the right to argue for a drop in your listing price based on any electrical repairs you failed to invest in. At this point, the full extent of residential electrical code covers the installation of electrical conductors, raceways, and equipment like smoke detectors. You can work with our team to hammer out the specifics of the NEC and how they may apply to your property.
Walking Through an Electrical Home Inspection: Room by RoomAn electrical inspection isn’t a painful process. When you work with the Poss Electric Company team, you can trust us to walk you through each stage of our assessment. We’ll point out potential problems areas in each room of your home, as applicable, and help you brainstorm affordable repairs before listing your home on the market.
Your GarageDepending on the age of your home, your electrical panel may or may not make its home in your garage. If it does, you need to ensure that it stays as untouched by Woodstock, GA, weather as possible. Otherwise, you risk enduring panel damage and subsequent power failures throughout your home. High levels of humidity can leave your electrical panel rusted or prone to tripping. Also, the wiring leading out of your garage may be more worn than the wiring elsewhere throughout your home. Our inspectors will also keep an eye out for mold, as it can present a threat both to your circuit’s functionality and a potential buyer’s health. Above all else, though, you’ll want to make sure that your electrical panel is up to date. The NEC requires electrical circuits in modern homes to include AFCI breakers (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters). Our team can help you install these interrupters, ensuring that your home will stay as safe as possible from unexpected storms or discharge damage.
Other Garage FeaturesThat said, other electrical features in your garage may benefit from a professional’s attention. If you have a personal security system installed, our team can ensure that the humidity or other weather events haven’t impacted its effectiveness. Similarly, we’ll make sure that your garage door works both safely and efficiently, depending on its age and condition.
Your KitchenYour kitchen is going to be one of the electrical hotspots in your home. As such, our team will take our time ensuring that every outlet and appliance in this space works as it should. Some of the most common electrical problems found in your kitchen include the following:
- Missing GFCI outlets
- Inefficient or dead appliances
- Frequent electrical discharge from kitchen appliances