09.36.07.08

.08 Electrical Systems.

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.