One of the systems I inspect in the home is the electrical system. Electrical issues can be very serious as they can start a fire and in extreme cases electrocute you. Here is a small example of issues your inspector must catch.
There is some serious corrosion going on here. This is a fire hazard as the electoral flow will be very poor going through this. Should you ask for a lot of juice the wire will heat up. Antioxidant paste is absent on the SEC wire.
This photo shows the SEC (service entrance cable)is undersized. the main breaker will allow 200 ampere into the system before tripping – the wire is only rated for 100 ampere. The wires will heat up like a toaster with the right (wrong) load applied!
These photos show what is known as a shared neutral circuit. The black wire and the red wire each carry an electrical load, witch should be on opposing legs (see photo above). When one leg (L 1 or line 1) is energized the other (L 2 or line 2) is not. The electricity cycles on and off opposingly (alternating current) 60 time a second (60 hertz). The electrical current goes to a device in the black or red wires and returns through the grounded (neutral) white wire.
Here both the black and red wires are on the same leg.These wires are rated for 15 amperes each. 15 for the black, 15 for the red. That is putting 30 amperes on the white wire that is also rated for 15 amperes. Fire hazard.