Over the years, I’ve probably observed over 400 home inspections. I always try to watch and listen, since issues that arise can become stumbling blocks in the transaction. Every once in a while, I learn something.
I’ve been around houses for a long time. My father and both grandfathers were builders, I was working on job sites when I was a kid. I’ve worked as a contractor, I worked for electrical distributors, I’ve flipped houses and I do everything around my own house. But recently I learned something important to me.
At an inspection, the inspector turned a light on, and the light flickered. He said it was probably the circuit breaker and it should get replaced.
I have had the same issue with my dining room chandelier. Turn it on and it flickers. I had no idea of what caused that. But I took Dave’s advice and put in a new $4.00 circuit breaker and guess what? No more flickering light.
When you’re at an inspection for your new home, stay close to the inspector, ask questions and pay attention. You never know what you will learn