In this video from Texan Inspection, learn why this 1980s home panel has been written off for years.

Video Transcript

Good morning everybody this is Brian Richards with Texan inspection services.

I am performing an inspection on a home that was built in the 1980s part of the inspection process is to look at the main electrical panel. This particular panel is located in a garage, this particular panel also is a federal Pacific brand panel.

These panels have been deemed obsolete and we always recommend to have the electrical service evaluated and replaced, also with this panel a couple of items, one being this chord that appears to be installed inside the main panel, extensions cords should not be used as permanent wiring and also noting the openings in the panels here these areas should be covered, so these are just some of the items we look for in an inspection.