Real Estate Foreclosures - How to Fix Electrical Issues

Dealing with a real estate foreclosure can be a challenging time if you have never done it before. Foreclosures can be in pretty bad shape and they require quite a bit of work. One area that must be addressed is the electrical system. The electrical system in the house is one of the most important components and if it is not repaired correctly, it can be dangerous. Here are a few tips to fixing electrical issues in a real estate foreclosure.

Assess the Damage

The first thing that you need to do is assess the damage to the electrical system. You should take a quick walk through the property and see if you can determine anything that is wrong. Test all of the light switches and outlets to see if they all work. Once you have done that, you should also hire a building inspector to review the property. They can tell you exactly what needs to be done to get you up to code.

Fix the Problem

After you have properly assessed the damage, you need to make sure to address the problems in a timely manner. If you are qualified, you may be able to do it yourself. Otherwise, hire a certified electrician that can safely do the work for you. 

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