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Home Inspector Finds Many DIY Electrical Don'ts

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

Top to bottom electrical montage. All of this is in the same house in Riverside County, California.

(1) Electric service entrance wires don't need that insulation on them to protect someone from being electrocuted, right? Wrong!

(2) Just fasten the wire to the ceiling joists, it's not like anyone might ever walk across there. Wrong! These wires need to be relocated or protected by a rigid conduit or other approved means.

(3) Ran out of wire? Don't have a junction box? No problem, just use extension cords. No!

(4) You can just let the wire lay in the dirt in the crawlspace under the house. No one will...I don't know...CRAWL on or across it! Oh, and by the way, no duct tape splicing!

What do you think friends? Severely impaired electrician, or DIY gone horribly wrong? Be sure you have a professional home inspection by a certified home inspector to ensure you will not have these types of hazards threatening your families safety in your newly purchased home. Request your online quote at today or call us direct for a quote and to schedule 951-767-0192.

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