Common Electrical Problems Which May Exist in Your Home

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Most Buyers have Home Inspections made on properties which they have contracted to purchase.  This gives the Buyer insight into repairs that need to be made or items which are not to building code.

Many homes do not meet electrical code standards in regards to GFCI protection.

In layman's language these electrical plugs protect a person from electrical shock.  These plugs should be found in areas where water is used or present.

Vision Realty highly recommends that you have an electrician inspect the wiring and outlets in your home which may need repairing and have them repaired for your own protection during the selling process and so that your home will "fly through" an electrical inspection made by the buyer.

Below is a short summary of the history of GFCI protection for your home:

1971:  Outdoors (direct grade access and within 15 feet of a swimming pool.
1972:  Bathroom receptacles
1978:  Garages,  Fountains
1981:  Whirlpools, tubs, etc.
1984:  Motels in bathrooms; replacements for non-grounded type
1987:  Kitchens within 6' of the sink, (1) in a basement; boathouses
1990:  All in unfinished basements; crawl spaces
1993:  Wet bar sinks; Replacements in other required areas
1996:  All kitchen counter-top outlets; dedicated circuits in bathrooms; All outdoor outlets, in sheds, Electric car Chargers.

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