Electrical Closing Repairs (Real Estate Closing)

Closing on a new house is one of the most exciting events for modern homeowners and their
families though, not all homes are completely move-in ready. If a pre-closing inspection turns up with
electrical problems, the property may need Electrical Repairs prior to the purchase of the new
property. Call BIG Family Electric to ensure that the electrical system is proper and would be sellers
are giving you a great home to move into. With a thorough electrical inspection and our BIG
guarantees, you can have peace of mind that your home will be ready for your family.

What Are Closing Repairs?

When potential buyers are interested in a house, they schedule a full inspection before closing. This
inspection gives buyers the chance to uncover problems, in this case with the home’s electrical
system, that will need to be repaired.  While many home inspectors do note some electrical issues in
the home they often do not know all of the codes and requirements of properly functioning systems
within a home. They also do not always possess the correct licenses to investigate the major
potions of the electrical and mechanical equipment.

Sellers can either make the repairs themselves or put a certain amount of money in an escrow
account to cover them after the deal goes through. These real estate closing repairs most often
should be carried out by a licensed contractor before the family moves in.

The Importance of Electrical Inspections and Repairs

No new homeowner should have to move into a property that has electrical problems, whether these
are minor inconveniences or potentially serious safety risks. Hiring BIG Family for Electrical Closing
Repair Services gives homeowners the chance to work with a licensed electrician to resolve
potential problems before the family moves in.
Failing to request closing repairs can leave new homeowners footing large bills as soon as they
move in, creating an undue financial burden. While most buyers don’t mind purchasing homes with
minor electrical issues, it’s never wise to ignore a potentially serious problem during a home
inspection.

Common Repairs Requested

Every closing repair starts with a full inspection by a licensed electrician. During this inspection, the
electrician will evaluate everything from the wiring and circuit breakers to the outlets and switches.
Once the inspection is completed, the same electrical service can perform all the required repairs.
They may include:

  •  Replacing faulty outlets and switches
  •  Correcting Code Violations installed by unqualified workers.
  •  Addressing circuit overloads
  •  Rewiring rooms or entire homes
  •  Installing or replacing GFCIs or AFCIs.
  •  Retrofitting to remove aluminum wires
  •  Grounding circuits
  •  Trouble shooting circuits
  •  And more

Tips for Choosing an Electrician

Closing repairs must be performed by a licensed electrical company. However, not all electricians
are created equal. Here are a few tips that could help homeowners find the right professional for the
job:
1. Verify Insurance Coverage
In addition to checking licenses and certifications, make sure the electrical service also carries full
liability and workers’ compensation insurance. Verifying insurance coverage is the best way for new
homeowners to protect themselves from liability issues.

2. Investigate the Company’s Reputation
Buyers who have friends or family in the area can ask them about their experiences with particular
electrical services. Those who don’t know anyone local who has used the service in the past can
also read through online reviews and check the company’s Better Business Bureau rating.

3. Ask About Service Guarantees and Warranties
Not all electricians offer warranties or guarantees of service. If a company offers workmanship
guarantees, that’s a good sign that homeowners can be confident in their contractors; skill and
expertise.

4. Project Timelines

Homebuyers are typically working on tight deadlines. While closing repairs don’t actually need to be
completed before signing the paperwork to transfer the deed, electrical repairs should be completed
before the family moves into the home. Find an electrical service that will provide efficient
inspections and repairs to keep everything moving according to schedule.

5. The Question of Cost

It’s never wise to hire a company based on the cost of its services alone, especially when it comes to
closing repairs. The seller should have set aside money in an escrow account to pay for them, so
there’s no downside to working with a contractor that offers a higher level of service. That said, there
are plenty of leading electricians who provide both excellent workmanship and competitive pricing.

6. Specialized Experience

Make sure to hire an electrical company that has experience with performing household closing
repairs. Some electricians perform both residential and commercial repairs, and that’s fine. Don’t hire
an electrician without first verifying that he or she has experience with closing repairs.

What About Utilities?

Most experts recommend that home buyers contact utility companies to have the electrical service
switched over to their names around two weeks before their intended move-in dates. That shouldn’t
interfere with closing repairs. Most closing repairs are performed after the sale goes through.
Electricians can perform the repairs either before or after the utilities are switched over.

Find an Electrician Homeowners Can Trust

Big Family Electric provides all the electrical closing services that homeowners in Baton Rouge need
to ensure that everything is in proper order. They can handle anything from simple outlet
replacements to full electrical rewiring. Call (255) 218-6700 to schedule an appointment or request
repairs today.

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