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When you’re looking to buy a new house, it’s a good idea to go through the process to see what you’re getting yourself into. In this video, Master Electrician Heath Eastman talks all about electrical work and what you should look out for when prepping for a home inspection.

Inspecting the electrical work is an opportunity to get a sense of what you’ll have to work with and the things you’ll need to be mindful of when making improvements down the line. Heath walks you through what he would be looking at during a home inspection, so you can be better prepared for your own.

Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: $0
Skill Level: Beginner

Tool
Voltage tester [https://amzn.to/3vKLJKR]

Where to find it?
Home inspectors can usually help inspect the electrical in a house during the home inspection.

To test the receptacles to ensure they’re properly grounded, Heath used a voltage tester. The one he has is a RT110 Receptacle Tester [https://amzn.to/3vKLJKR] by Klein Tools [https://www.kleintools.com/].

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