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Pre-purchase Electrical Inspections – What You Need to Know

Pre-Purchase Electrical Inspection

Buying a new home can be stressful, particularly if you find expensive issues after the fact. From plumbing issues to electrical problems, anything can happen and can be quite costly to rectify. Many unlucky homeowners have purchased properties with only a building inspection report that includes the electrical system, fittings and hot water/air conditioning. Many wish they had engaged in an electrical pre-purchase inspection. An electrical pre-purchase home inspection will gain you complete knowledge about the current state of the property before your commitment to buy. 

What is involved in Electrical Pre-Purchase Inspections?

When buying a house, the first step is to perform a comprehensive electrical pre-purchase inspection to ensure that the wiring and fittings are correctly installed as per AS3000. No electrical hazards are present, or costly repairs await your purchase. 

–       Inspect mains cables, point of attachment, main switchboard and protective devices

–       Check earthing system

–       Check power points, light switches, light fittings

–       Check hot water system

–       Inspect air conditioner operation

–       Inspect oven and hotplate

–       Look for any DIY electrical work

–       Test the smoke alarms and check for compliance

–       Provide an electrical pre-purchase inspection report

Electrical hazards, such as cracked or frayed wires or broken switches and outlets, are common in houses. In most cases, this is due to wear and tear but can present a hazard and even a fire risk if not attended to. A pre-purchase electrical inspection will identify these issues where possible, and a follow-up quote to repair gives you peace of mind with further negotiations.  

A pre-purchase home inspection is a great way to ensure the home is in good condition and that there are no hidden surprises that might indicate more extensive problems. If you plan to sell your house after purchasing your new home, you should consider having a professional home inspection done. This way, you will better understand what your potential buyers are looking for and might also see if anything major needs to be repaired to make your home more appealing on the market.

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