For all you Electricians out there, I received this email from a listing agent whose home I will be inspecting on Thursday, and it says…
“Thank you for the confirmation. Please check the breaker box when you arrive as some switches may be turned off, to include the hot water heater.”
Now, I get these messages every now and then, and it has been routinely brought to my attention that other home inspectors are performing these functions on a regular basis. If that is true, in my 19 year career, I’ve always been told to never turn an electrical device on when it is off at the breaker box, as fire and safety is a big concern.
What do you Electrician’s think of this situation? Thanks in advance! Ed