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Last week we wrote about Four Lexington Ky Home Inspection Red Flags. These conditions can be so expensive to remedy that buyers may choose to renegotiate the sale price of the home or walk away from the deal entirely. The four red flags are structural problems, roof replacement, water damage, and unsafe electrical wiring. If a home inspector reports that the home needs to be rewired, here are some things you should know:

Replacing a home’s electrical systems is generally only a concern when purchasing a home constructed before 1965. Original wires may not be properly grounded and may not be able to handle the high demands of today’s flat screen TVs, computers, and appliances. The home’s fuse or breaker box may need to be replaced with one of upgraded capacity. Older homes may have only 60-100 amps of service while the standard today is a minimum of 200.

Outdated wiring is a safety risk. The U.S. Fire Administration reports 25,900 residential electrical fires each year.

Rewiring involves replacing the old wire and even adding additional outlets in each room. GFCI safety outlets may be installed in the kitchen and bathrooms as well. Costs quickly ramp up if walls need to be torn down in order to remove the old wire. It will be cheaper if an electrician can thread the wires in place via a small hole in each wall. Expect to pay $8,000 to $15,000 to rewire a 2,000 square foot home.

Whether you are buying a historic home or new construction, be sure to hire us as your Lexington Ky Home Inspector.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

 

lexington ky home inspection

When you are looking for a Lexington Ky Home Inspector, choose Absolute Home Inspection. We know that some of the worst consumer experiences revolve around lack of communication, broken promises, unmet expectations, and missed deadlines. That’s why our motto is “Prompt, Professional, Courteous…Absolute.”

 

Prompt

We set ourselves apart from the competition by our rapid response from start to finish. We answer the phone and return phone calls quickly. We know that the home buying process can be stressful and in many cases the entire transaction hinges on the home inspection evaluation. That’s why we schedule inspections as soon as possible, choosing times that are most convenient for the home buyer. We arrive promptly at the designated time. Realtors who have worked with other home inspection companies are often pleasantly surprised that our full report – with photos – is emailed to the buyer usually within a scant 24 hours of the home inspection. At Absolute Home Inspection, we are especially proud of our fast delivery of the complete report!

 

Professional

All of our technicians are  thoroughly trained to provide a complete analysis of the home. Continuing education ensures they stay current on the latest building codes, safety alerts, and home inspection industry standards. The multi-page report you receive will detail areas of concern and have a quick summary of the property’s condition.

 

Courteous

We are committed to providing good, courteous, customer service throughout the entire process.

 

If you are looking for the best Lexington Ky Home Inspector, give us a call at 859.230.1450 or request a free quote.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.