What is an electrical home inspection? An electrical home inspection provides a thorough examination of your entire electrical system, ensuring all electrical wires, systems, and components, such as appliances in your home, meet legal safety standards. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the code that all electricians operate under when examining your home, and defines the parameters for minimum standards across the United States. Upon completion of your electrical home inspection you will be provided a detailed, prioritized, checklist including areas in need of immediate attention, recommendations for improvements, and potential upgrade possibilities. The Electrical Safety Foundation recommends electrical home safety inspections when purchasing a home, when a home is 40 years or older, when adding an appliance, or when a home has had a major renovation.