If you’re building a new home, updating your current home or adding on, an electrical inspection will be required. The goal is to make sure applicable electrical codes are being followed and to ensure the installation is safe. In these circumstances, an electrical inspector will need to visit you on at least twice. We’ll attempt to answer a few of your electrical inspection questions to help you prepare.
The first is called the rough-in inspection. This occurs when you have installed all electrical boxes, cables, conduit, and wires and are ready for the walls to be closed up by surfaces. This inspection needs to be done before the insulation is installed, so there’s a clear view of all wire runs from service panel to fixtures and appliances.
The Final Inspection
The second inspection takes place when the work is finished. This inspection is called the final inspection. All the circuits should be functioning and every light fixture should be hung and connected. If the inspector gives you the thumbs up, it means professional standards are met and your home is up to code. Don’t fear inspections. They are there to keep you and your family safe!
When will I need to schedule another inspection?
Should you make a mistake, or if the inspector finds something that needs to be corrected, another inspection will be scheduled. You’ll have the opportunity to make the corrections, and the inspector will return as often as it takes to ensure the work is safe.
Need to Schedule an Electrical Inspection in Kirkland?
If you know it’s time for an electrical inspection in Kirkland, contact us at Neighborhood Electric Services of Snohomish and King Counties for professional residential, commercial and property manager electrical assistance. We even provide customers a free electrical panel current heat inspection.
Your Electrical Inspection Questions Answered For Kirkland
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