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Should I Buy this Home?

by Lauterborn Electric on March 12th, 2014

Lauterborn ElectricPurchasing a home is more than likely the most important investment you will make. The process of selecting a home can also be an overwhelming task. A home owner’s inspection is usually required before the process of purchase can be complete. Lauterborn ElectricThis is a generic overview of your home essentials. We at Lauterborn electric strongly recommend hiring electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing professionals to fully evaluate your home essential elements. Lauterborn Electric was called out to evaluate the electric at a home in the Fairmount section in the city of Philadelphia. For a service call fee, the potential home owner received a complete evaluation of the home’s electrical condition.

Lauterborn ElectricThe images show what we found. The home still had the original knob and tube wiring that had been extended over the years. The main electrical panel was undersized and overextended. The grounding to the electrical system was inadequate. The newer wiring that was ran into the kitchen lacked the latest electrical codes. No hard wired smoke or carbon monoxide detectors were present. Lauterborn Electric recommended a complete rewire to bring this home up to theLauterborn Electric latest electrical codes. This home had been spruced up with cosmetics such as painting and finished woodwork but the essentials such as the electric were ignored. To rewire this home will now require some opening of walls and ceilings to allow for fishing new lines and rewiring of the lights and receptacles. For all your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia electrician Lauterborn Electric.

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