Then, I got to thinking about people who maybe looking to purchase foreclosed properties because they are such a good deal right now.
I stumbled upon an internet article at HomeFinder.com and read about "foreclosure rage." Another factor are thieves who cannot help but strip a home of all it's copper...including the copper electrical wire.
I've personally been in some of these homes. You would be surprised at how many homes have been stripped of their copper wiring...Even the breakers taken out of the electrical panel, (I've heard that people pawn off their breakers.)
Many foreclosed properties have their main power disconnected as the bank doesn't want to pay to maintain electrical power to a vacant property. So, what are you to do?
Since electrical service is the most crucial of your utilities, your first call should be to me. I can take a look at a property you have placed a contract on to determine if it is safe to power up.
Yes, you can call a home inspector. However, they will usually interpret what they see in the worst possible light with exclusions and qualifiers that end up putting you in a state of indecision rather than certainty. After all, these inspectors are not electricians.
Give me a call to be certain. I always answer my phone.