Thinking of putting your home on the market soon? If your house has an outdated electrical system or other electrical problems, it won’t stand a chance against the competition. To be sure you’ll get top dollar for your home and your buyer will be getting a quality product, consider making some electrical upgrades before you list your home for sale.
How Do I Know If I Need to Make Electrical Upgrades in My Home?
There are a few telltale signs that your home’s electrical system has seen better days. Problems like these are likely to be found during a home inspection prior to the sale. For a buyer, the discovery of these issues may cast doubt that the home has been properly cared for in other ways as well. Making these improvements before you list your home can help make sure the sale goes smoothly.
In many cases, just having a few basic improvements taken care of before your list your home can make a huge difference for a buyer who doesn’t want to deal with the hassle themselves. While many of these upgrades are subtle and wouldn’t be immediately noticed by the buyer, an inspector would certainly take note of them.
A few of these basic, yet important, improvements that could be easily addressed by a licensed electrician are the following:
• A humming or buzzing sound is coming from your circuits.
• Outlets spark or are hot to the touch.
• The same circuit breaker switch keeps flipping.
• Your lights flicker or get dimmer and brighter sporadically.
• The outlets are the older, two-prong style.
• Lightbulbs in the same fixture keep blowing.
• Your home was built with aluminum wiring.
• Your home does not offer at least 200-amp service.
In addition, there are a few other upgrades you might choose to make for the sake of curb appeal or convenience.
• Add outlets indoors and outdoors.
• Upgrade light fixtures.
• Add patio or security lighting outdoors.
• Upgrade dimmer switches to support LED bulbs.
• Upgrade light switches to a more modern design.
Having a licensed electrician complete an electrical inspection before you list your home can give you a good idea of where to start with your improvements. In fact, most electricians will be able to prioritize the improvements, give you an estimate to have them completed, and even handle some of the necessary tasks during the inspection.
Schedule a Home Electrical Inspection with Grounded Solutions.
By far, the best way to know if your home is meeting today’s electrical standards is to schedule an electrical inspection by a licensed professional from Grounded Solutions. We’ll give you and honest assessment of your electrical upgrade needs.
Not only will making these upgrades make your home easier to sell, but they’ll make your time living in your home safer and more functional as well! Give us a call today or follow this link to schedule your inspection.