Home Inspection - Electrical Panel Safety Issues
Electrical panels are boxes that house circuit breakers, which are are safety devices that stop the electrical current if it exceeds the safe level for some portion of the home electrical system. Many people, even experienced electricians, have been killed or seriously injured while opening electrical panels.
" Clients should never remove an electrical panel cover themselves." - According to InterNACHI.
"Among many things that I look for when inspecting an electrical panel, rust and corrosion is one." - Says Owner Adam G. Crock from Area Wide Home Inspection.
"...oxidation or corrosion to any of the parts. Oxidized or corroded wires will increase the resistance of conductors and create the potential for arcing." - According to InterNACHI
Check out this video from a recent home inspection in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area...