Common Electrical Inspection Failures

Electrical inspectors commonly discover these common problems during home inspections. These issues include open junction boxes, wires with mismatched amperage, lack of sheaths, and inadequate protection or grounding. Other common electrical problems include overloaded power bars and extension cords. These are both fire hazards. Ultimately, these failures must be corrected before they become major issues. For example, if an extension cord is exposed to moisture, the potential for fire is high.