A Better Mousetrap ?

electrical outlet hazard

During Home Inspections, I find varying levels of property condition and safety.

I find some homes with every possible outlet covered with outlet protectors while other homes will have the outlets exposed with no cover-plate.  Many of the missing electrical plate-covers are in childrens bedrooms. It is most likely the result of Sellers trying to get the home ready for sale by painting the rooms and then just re-installing the plate covers.

Here is a good reason why missing electrical plate covers should be called out in a Home Inspection report. The deceased mouse shows the electrical shock hazard from an electrical outlet with no plate-cover.

Although a simple and inexpensive fix, the outlet with no cover-plate is an electrical shock hazard.