Your electrical system is an integral part of your buildings systems. Your electrical service and panels distribute power throughout the building.
Your building will most likely have transformers, switches, panelboards, conduit, outlets, lights, ventilation fans, air conditioning units and any required electrical connections for machinery and equipment.
Inspecting your electrical system is an important part of the overall condition of your building.
As part of our Electrical Inspection of your building we check the following electrical items:
A. the service drop/lateral;
B. the meter socket enclosures;
C. the service-entrance conductors, and report on any noted deterioration of the conductor insulation or cable sheath;
D. the means for disconnecting the service main;
E. the service-entrance equipment, and report on any noted physical damage, overheating or corrosion;
F. and determine the rating of the service disconnect amperage, if labeled;
G. panelboards and over-current devices, and report on any noted physical damage, overheating, corrosion, or lack of accessibility or working space (minimum 30 inches wide, 36 inches deep, and 78 inches high in front of panel) that would hamper safe operation, maintenance or inspection;
H. and report on any unused circuit-breaker panel openings that are not filled;
I. and report on absent or poor labeling;
J. the service grounding and bonding;
K. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be AFCI-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible. Although a visual inspection, the removal of faceplates or other covers or luminaires (fixtures) to identify suspected hazards is permitted;
L. and report on any noted missing or damaged faceplates or box covers;
M. and report on any noted open junction boxes or open wiring splices;
N. and report on any noted switches and receptacles that are painted;
O. and test all ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible;
P. and report the presence of solid-conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible;
Q. and report on any tested GFCI receptacles in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not installed properly or did not operate properly, any evidence of arcing or excessive heat, or where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall;
R. and report the absence of smoke detectors;
S. and report on the presence of flexible cords being improperly used as substitutes for the fixed wiring of a structure or running through walls, ceilings, floors, doorways, windows, or under carpets.
Commercial Building Thermal Inspections
We also provide Free Thermal Imaging scans of your electrical equipment to determine if there are any hot spots or any electrical equipment that is about to fail.
Our Commercial Inspection report is detailed enough that you can send it to a licensed electrician and receive a quote on all necessary repairs. When required we will also bring a licensed electrician as part of the inspection team.