Common Electric Panel Problems

As a trained home inspector, I have opened and inspected hundreds of residential electric panels.  Whether they are main service panels or subpanels, there always seems to be a short list of recurring issues in these panels.  This post is designed to help you identify these potential problems and be able to contact a professional to have them corrected.

CORROSION

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DOUBLE TAPS

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BAD PANEL TYPES

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These are just a handful of the problems I normally see inside an electric panel during a home inspection.  Call us today for assistance in your home inspection and guidance on how to correct the issue.

Roof Inspection, Why?

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Legacy Home Inspection always recommends that you take time to really know your home before you purchase. We have high winds, extreme weather and other factors that ensure you will need to understand your current roof condition. When we inspect your home we go from roof to foundation. Here is what we do when we inspect your roof.

What does a roof inspection include?

Experts say one benefit of scheduling a “peace of mind” type of roof inspection every one or two years is the ability to catch potential roofing problems before they become bigger. It’s also helpful to get a professional estimate of how much useful life your roof might have left.

Here are common components an inspector will examine:

  • Overall appearance of the roof, both exterior and interior. This will indicate whether there’s surface deterioration or any physical damage.
    • Evidence of ceiling cracks and leaks.
    • Condition of fascia, gutters and drains, skylights, chimneys and vents.
    • Curled, broken or missing shingles.
    • Areas where water may collect, like roof valleys.
    • Damaged or missing flashing points.

Should you hire a contractor to inspect your roof?

There are a couple of reasons to consider hiring an expert roofing contractor. For one thing, climbing a ladder and getting on a roof can be dangerous. For another, there could be subtle signs of problems that only an expert would notice.However, it pays to beware of roofing scams. You want to be sure to hire an established, reputable and reliable roofing inspector. Before agreeing to any suggested roofing work, be sure to do your hiring homework.

That includes asking friends, family and neighbors for recommendations, as well as checking a trusted online consumer review site. Get multiple bids, ask for and check references and make sure the company you hire is appropriately licensed and insured.

Call us today for a reliable review!

 

Legacy Home Inspection Site Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After two months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on July 27th, 2015. The new site launch is available and the URL is www.inspectedbylegacy.com

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Investments and how you can be involved. The new website is interactive and gives better access to our past work, customer reviews, information on why you should choose us, and of course our latest offerings. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services on the homepage of our website.

Amongst the new features the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook and Linkedin to foster improved communication with the clients. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, company announcements.

We hope you find the new website with a fresh look, easy to access information and we also wish to establish this portal as a source of information for those who visits our site.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email us.

Thank You!