Inspecting Aluminum Wiring

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians,...

Beware of Electric Shock Drowning

From our good friends at Excel Electric: Faulty wiring on a dock or boat or in a pool can send an electrical current into the water. When an electrical current occurs in a body of water, the electrical current passes through the body, causing paralysis, and ultimately...

Residential Electrical Grounding Connection

A typical residential electrical installation requires the house to be wired to the earth. One method used is a ground rod. The ground rod is that metal rod that is typically located within six feet of your main electrical disconnect and usually sticks out of the...

Do I Need A 4-Point Inspection When Buying A Home?

A 4-point inspection is not a comprehensive home inspection and does not necessarily include a deficiency list or a detailed analysis, which would be part of a comprehensive inspection.   When buying a home, a comprehensive home inspection is recommended. Buyers...
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