Electrical and Plumbing Inspections

We inspect the electrical and plumbing systems within a structure to see if they are performing under a minimum of safety requirements. These inspections can be complicated and even dangerous, so it is best to call an experienced home inspector who can acquire all necessary permits and conduct a thorough inspection.

What’s Involved in Electrical and Plumbing Inspections?

When we inspect electrical systems, this is what we look for:

Service panels, breakers, and fuses: All of these must all be functioning properly. If any of these are damaged or broken, the electricity in parts or all of the building may not function.

Electrical load: Sometimes, especially in older homes, electrical panels are not wired to provide enough electricity for the modern family or business. Overloaded electrical circuits are not only inefficient and inconvenient, but they could even start a fire. We may recommend rewiring or replacing old aluminum wiring that is present in many homes built between 1965 and 1973.

Grounding systems: We check to make sure that your home’s electrical grid is properly grounded.

Wiring mistakes: There’s always a chance that a previous homeowner or contractor made a wiring mistake when installing or repairing electrical wiring. We look for these mistakes, which can be rectified to minimize danger as well as save you money in energy costs.

Proper plumbing is also an essential requirement for any structure to be considered as having livable conditions. Here is what we look for when we inspect the plumbing system of a structure:

Leaks: We make sure that no pipes are leaking or burst. A leaking or burst pipe could cause extensive (and expensive) water damage down the road.

Drains: Drains must not be clogged. A clogged drain is an ineffective drain.

Water heater: Most water heaters need to be replaced after 15-20 years. A water heater that needs replacement may not be heating water to sufficient or consistent temperatures, may have a mineral buildup inside the tank that causes loud noises, and may even leak.

Sump pumps: When there’s a substantial amount of rain, you want to know that your sump pump is working. Sump pumps help to send water away from the foundation of your home, keeping your basement from getting too damp or flooded. A broken sump pump could spell a flooded basement.

Call Foundation Home Inspections Today!

From house inspections to commercial inspections, we know how your electrical and plumbing systems should function. Foundation Home Inspections has the expertise and the experience to conduct a thorough inspection for an affordable price. With over 20 years in the home building industry and a license in engineering, Bill Bolton’s expert knowledge and insight has served the communities of Delran, Moorestown, Cinnaminson, Mount Laurel,  Voorhees, Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Deptford, Swedesboro, Williamstown, Burlington Township, Hamilton Township, and beyond. Get in touch with Bill Bolton by calling (609) 781-1796, emailing bill.bolton@foundationhi.com, or by visiting our contact page!