Caught on Home Inspection: Electrical Hazard ⚡ Open Junction Box
Wondering if you should get a home inspection? What is a home inspection, why for it and what are you likely to find? At Tri-County Inspections we're regularly taking videos of things that frequently come up in a home inspection. We know as buyers aim to deliver the best offer, they consider foregoing the home inspection. Mike Vakos, owner and lead home inspector of Tri-County Inspections, wants to remind buyers that if you waive the home inspection when making the offer it is still wise to get the home inspection before moving in.
A home inspection will inspect all the components that make up a home and point out where things may be compromising safety, contributing to a mold build-up or causing destruction. The Tri-County Inspection YouTube channel will be devoted to sharing these things, so that you know what to expect at a home inspection, and why we recommend having a home inspection done either before you buy, or before you move in.
Home Inspection Catches Fire Hazards
In this video Mike finds an open junction box for a fan in the attic. This is a common electrical hazard discovered in a home inspection. Most likely, a contractor or home owner installing a fan in the attic assumes that a covering isn't needed because it isn't in a visible area. Unfortunately this leaves wires exposed to the elements and can be a big fire hazard. Luckily we caught this in the home inspection so the buyer will add it to the top of the to-do list to make this home safe before moving in. Another benefit of a home inspection - finding fire hazards to address in order to live in a safe home and reduce risks.