Don’t stress about the home inspection when selling your house. Be prepared by having professionals check your home’s electrical system before your home hits the market. Call Vetted HVAC Services to schedule an appointment in Yorkton, SK. When you book an appointment with our licensed technicians we’ll provide upfront pricing and you’ll be able to enjoy our next-level customer service!
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How To Prepare for a Housing Inspection in Yorkton
When you build or renovate your home, it’s important to make sure the electrical work is up to code and that it adheres to local zoning and building regulations.
Make sure you obtain code compliance certificates during the construction process and your project meets the code compliances at these three stages:
- Foundation stage: During a pre-backfill inspection.
- Framing, insulation/vapour barrier stage: During a pre-drywall inspection.
- Final stage: During a final inspection.
Common Code Compliance Issues on Home Inspection Reports
Whether you are buying or selling a house, home inspections can reveal electrical issues in your property that are not up-to-code. Some of the most common electrical issues listed on home inspection reports include:
- Double-Tapped Circuit Breakers
- GFCI Protection
- Electrical Panel Repairs
- Smoke Alarms
- Ungrounded Outlets
- Junction Box Covers
- Extension Cord Wiring
- Illegal Closet Lighting
If these issues are detected, it’s important to have them repaired as soon as possible. Call the professionals at Vetted HVAC Services to have our technicians perform the work so your home sale can go ahead as planned!
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How To Ensure Your Smoke Detectors Pass Inspection
Your smoke alarms might seem like a minor part of your electrical system, but these often show up on home inspection reports and can delay the sale of your house. Instead of hoping that yours are up-to-code, make sure your units meet the following criteria to ensure you pass an inspection:
- Devices are installed outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home, including the basement.
- Alarms should be installed in the living room, den, family room, and near the stairway to the upper level of the home.
- Devices in the basement should be installed on the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs leading to the next level.
- Alarms should be located at least 3 metres from a cooking appliance to avoid false alerts when cooking.
- Units should be installed high on walls.