On August 8th you inspected the property I am purchasing at xxxx Mildred in Bellaire, TX and I wanted to get some support or guidance from you regarding the electrical items in “Electrical 2.0” of your report.
The homeowners had an electrician and city building code inspector come out and review your comment listed below and they feel it meets the code in place in 2001 when the house was built. I am seeking information to support your claim that these items need repair. Electrical issues are major in my mind so I want to be 100% certain the house meets code. See below for the excerpt from your report.
SERVICE ENTRANCE AND PANELS
Inspected, Not Functioning or in Need of Repair
Main electrical service panel shown with dead front cover removed for inspection purposes (picture 1). Pointed sheet metal screws used in place of manufacturer supplied panel cover screws at main service panel. Pointed screws can puncture the insulation of the service wires and become electrified. These screws present a safety concern and need to be replaced with the proper screws supplied by the panel manufacturer.
The sub-panel appears to be fed from the main panel with three conductors (picture 2), should be four. The bonding bar in the sub-panel (picture 3) should be removed. The ground and neutral bars in the sub-panel should be isolated.
I recommend that a licensed, competent, qualified, professional electrical contractor be consulted to determine the best method for repair, estimate costs, and perform the repairs.
Thank you for the help,