Buying a new home is an exciting time. You’ve found your dream home and offer has been expected. Now you can start thinking about new furniture, paint colours, flowers for the front garden and more. Make sure you don’t forget to get the Electrical Inspection on your new home though.
A large proportion of home buyers do not think they need to get an Electrical Inspection on their new home. Some presume it is part of the survey carried out, others just forget about the electrics in the excitement of their new home, and presume the home is electrically safe.
However, this is not the case.
Sellers do not need to provide an electrical safety certificate when they are selling their home. The only certification they need to provide is the Part P Building Regulation Certificate. This covers any additions that have been made to the electrical installation of the property since 2005.
The only way you can be 100% sure that the electrics in your potential new home are safe are by having an Electrical Inspection report carried out. This needs to be carried out by a licensed and professional electrician and will show you if any electrical work is required to make your home electrically safe and sounds.
Without this Electrical Inspection report, you could end up with an unsafe home, or a very expensive bill to repair the electrics in your home.
What Is an Electrical Inspection?
During an Electrical Inspection your electrician will be looking for any overloaded circuits or equipment. They will be looking for potential electric shock risks and defective electric works. The Electrical Inspection will also identify if there are any earthing or bonding issues in your home.
Having an Electrical Inspection completed on your new home is essential for peace of mind and safety. However, it is even more essential if the property is over 40 years old, has new appliances added or has undergone major renovation.
We would always recommend that you identify any problems before you and your family move in. The alternative is having the electrics break down when you are already living in the home, or worse still, an electrical fire breaks out due to faulty wiring in your home.
If you have found your dream home and want to make sure it doesn’t become the home of your nightmares, call us now to book an Electrical Inspection on your dream home. We will give you the peace of mind you need to sleep soundly at night.