Sec. Electrical Systems  

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  • A. A home inspector shall visually inspect an electrical system, including:

    (1) The service drop;

    (2) Service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways;

    (3) Service equipment and main disconnects;

    (4) Service grounding;

    (5) Interior components of service panels and subpanels;

    (6) Conductors;

    (7) Overcurrent protection devices;

    (8) A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles;

    (9) Ground fault and arc fault circuit interrupters; and

    (10) The general condition of visible branch circuit conductors that may constitute a hazard to the occupant or the structure by reason of improper use or installation of electrical components.

    B. A home inspector shall describe the electrical system, including the:

    (1) Amperage and voltage rating of the service;

    (2) Location of main disconnect and subpanels; and

    (3) Wiring methods.

    C. If applicable, a home inspector shall include in a written report the:

    (1) Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring;

    (2) Absence of smoke detectors; and

    (3) Presence of CSST gas piping with the recommendation that the bonding of the CSST be reviewed by a licensed master electrician.

    D. A home inspector is not required to:

    (1) Inspect:

    (a) Remote control devices, unless the device is the only control device;

    (b) Alarm systems and components;

    (c) Low voltage wiring systems and components;

    (d) Ancillary wiring, systems, and components that are not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system; or

    (e) the existing bonding method for CSST; or

    (2) Measure amperage, voltage, or impedance.