When buying a new home or selling your current house, Edison Electric, Inc. has the experience and know-how to help you pass the home inspection and make sure you are following the city code compliance reports. Many cities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area require a point of sale inspection performed by a city official before you can list your house for sale. Have our electricians perform any required repairs to ensure the work is done correctly. When you book an appointment with us in Minneapolis, MN, we provide upfront pricing!
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Twin Cities Areas that Require Point of Sale Electrical Inspections
More and more Minneapolis and Saint Paul cities are adopting a point of sale inspection policy requiring you to have your electrical system inspected before listing your home for sale.
Some cities in the greater Twin Cities area that have point of sale inspections include:
- Brooklyn Park
- Golden Valley
- New Hope
- St. Louis Park
Not all cities require the seller to perform repairs based on the point of sale inspection, so be sure to check with your city inspectors for clarification. If you do need to make repairs, schedule an appointment with Edison Electric, Inc.
Common Code Compliance Issues on Home Inspection Reports
When buying or selling a house, home inspections are typically performed on the property. Some of the most common electrical issues that are listed on 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
When these issues are discovered, you need to get them repaired quickly so your home sale or closing can go through on schedule. Call Edison Electric, Inc. for fast, accurate service. We have completed code compliance repairs just like yours in hundreds of homes across the Twin Cities area!
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How to Prepare for a Housing Inspection
When preparing to sell your home, one of the most stressful parts of the process can be preparing for your home inspection. What will the inspector find? What will the seller request to be repaired? You can take some of the anxiety out of the evaluation by preparing ahead of time. Some of the most common repairs homeowners can make before the inspection are:
- Making sure your outdoor faucets have backflow preventers. These valves - or vacuum breakers - ensure that water coming from the outdoor faucet only flows out. This eliminates the risk of any contaminated water flowing back into the water supply.
- Check your smoke alarms. Test each alarm in your house and replace the batteries. You should also ensure you have the right amount of alarms in your house. In Minneapolis, the city requires there to be a smoke detector on each floor of the home and outside each sleeping area. Call an electrician to help you properly install each alarm.
- Look for leaky pipes: Check all of your sinks and tubs for any leaks in the pipes.