What Happens During an Electrical Inspection?

What Happens During an Electrical Inspection?

Find out what takes place during a typical electrical inspection.

While your wiring won’t always be on your mind when you go to flip the lights, but you will always depend on a reliable electrical system to keep your building as safe and well-illuminated as possible. If you ever encounter problems with your lights, or you want to make changes, the first thing you’ll want to get done is schedule an electrical inspection. But what does this inspection entail? Find out what takes place during a typical electrical inspection.


Whenever you call a contractor for an electrical inspection, you first have to coordinate a time to meet up. If you know what the specific job details will be, you should make them known to your contractor at this time.

The electrician will probably be able to give you an estimated meetup time. Some companies may try to give you a cost estimate, but the contractors worth your time will wait until they’ve seen your property before they start making estimates on price.


Once the electrical inspection actually begins, your electrician will go down a checklist to make sure that all of your appliances abide by the necessary safety codes. A typical electrical inspection will include these few things:

  • Correcting any small fire and safety hazards
  • Watching for any issues they can see, including ungrounded outlets
  • Testing all light panels, circuits, and switches

Your electrician might decide to get rid of outlet covers and expose a little bit of your wiring, but if they do, they will always get these parts replaced after the inspection.


After the electrical inspection is over, your electrician will give you a written report for the job. The report will include these details:

  • A list of items that need to be repaired
  • Suggestions for how the building can become more energy efficient
  • Summary of the electrical inspection

In settings including insurance claims and home sales, the report you get serves as certification that the inspection got done the right way. In less official cases, this report is simply useful for predicting when you might have new electrical repairs and costs come up in the future. If your building ends up needing repairs, it’s best to coordinate a time to get repairs done right after the inspection. As you spend more time waiting, your building will accumulate more damage, so it’s a good idea not to delay.

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