Electrical Inspection

Per the State Standards of Practice for an electrical inspection, we visually inspect the electrical service drop, service entrance conductors and cables, service equipment and main disconnects, service grounding, interior components of service panels and subpanels, conductors, overcurrent protection devices, GFCI and AFCI components, along with a representative sample of light switches, fixtures and receptacles.

In our report, we typically describe the amperage service rating, the location of the main disconnect and subpanels, and the predominant branch circuit wiring method.  We also note the presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

The State Standards of Practice indicate that we are not required to inspect remote control devices, test smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, test or inspect security systems or other signaling and warning systems or devices.  We are also not required to inspect low voltage wiring systems and components, ancillary wiring systems and components that aren’t a part of the primary electrical power distribution system, and renewable energy systems such as geothermal or solar.  We also are not required to measure amperage, voltage and impedance, or determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in the home.