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Open Slots in an
Electrical Panel - Home Inspector Quality Home
Here's something I found on an inspection
recently that showcases how important it is to have a home
inspection before purchasing a home. Here's an electrical panel with
The open slots located toward the to top portion
of the panel are very dangerous. Why are open slots on an
electrical panel so dangerous?
If you were to accidentally stick one of your
fingers inside that area in the dark of night while fumbling for
breaker switches you could receive a deadly electric shock.
Not only that, but children could easily stick a
finger inside an open slot and get a electric shock while playing
What is the solution? Have a qualified
electrician insert blanks into the open slots.
But this is just one of the hundreds if not
thousands of defects that an inspector can run into ranging from
merely cosmetic to the downright dangerous. Your inspector will most
likely not even find every defect in a home, but dangerous defects
like this will stand out like a sore thumb to a trained inspector.
Quality Home Inspections will carefully inspect
your home and write a full report along with photos showcasing the
most glaring defects observed. If you live in the East Tennessee
area surrounding Knoxville TN, give us a call before you make a buy
a home. It could save you thousands.
East Tennessee Quality Home
Quality Home Inspections serves the East Tennessee area of
Roane, Loudon, Knox, Anderson, and Cumberland counties which
includes the areas of
Lenoir City, and
Crossville, Tennessee. The goal of
Quality Home Inspections is to help make the home buying
decision a little less complex by providing a professional
visual inspection and report of various systems and areas of
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