APS HOME INSPECTION

"BE INFORMED WHEN YOU BUY A HOME"

Hoffman Estates, Illinois 
847-322-6323

Home Inspections to Chicago and 150 suburbs since 2004.
APS Home Inspection is a division of A Prompt Services providing services to customers like you since 1983

 

 

Electrical Inspection

No drip loop Improper mounting Recalled Federal Pacific Electric panel over 25 years ago. Recalled Zinsco panel over 25 years ago
Electrical service line and meter box. Main disconnect and service amperage. Electrical panels, breakers and fuses.
Improper bonding strap Dead Circuit tested with Circuit Analyzer
Grounding and bonding. GFCIs and AFCIs.
Why I will recommend a licensed electrician to do electrical work:
A friend asked me to come over and help him figure out a problem he was having while trying to install a GFCI outlet in his garage. To describe the situation there were two red wires "hot?" and two white wires "neutral?". The wires were connected to the "hot" and "neutral" terminals. Both pairs of terminals were still bonded as you would find if the circuit was continuing to another device in the circuit.
Here's the kicker--THREE OF THE FOUR WIRES WERE ELECTRICALLY LIVE. BY TRIAL AND ERROR HE HAD FOUND THAT THROWING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THE REFRIGERATOR ONE RED WIRE BECAME DEAD, THE OTHER RED AND WHITE WIRES WERE STILL "HOT". THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THE ELECTRIC RANGE HAD TO BE THROWN WHILE THE REFRIGERATOR BREAKER WAS OFF TO KILL THE POWER TO THE DUPLEX OUTLET IN HIS GARAGE. TWO CIRCUIT BREAKERS (NOT LABELED CORRECTLY) HAD TO BE THROWN!!!!! A DEFINITE SAFETY HAZARD!!!!!
Looking more closely a BLACK wire was located coming into the box and entering the conduit that ran to the electric range for the necessary 220 volts(????).
  
 
2005 - 2018 APS Home Inspection