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3 Electrical Upgrades To Make Before Selling Your Home

May 23, 2023

Selling your home is a major endeavour, especially if you expect to get top dollar for your property. However, for the deal to go through smoothly and all parties are satisfied, 

you must ensure that your home is in good condition. While freshly painted walls and upgraded kitchen cabinets are important, the mint condition of the electrical system and wiring is of the utmost importance, especially if your house is of older construction. In this blog, we will review the three most important electrical upgrades to make before you want to sell your home.


Here are the most common electrical upgrades to make before you sell your house


Loose outlets


Loose outlets not only are visually disturbing but are also something an electrical inspector can point at and make you re-do before selling. Two-prong receptacles are also something to look out for in older homes as they no longer are standard and have to be replaced. 


Electric Panel


Upgrading your electrical panel is especially important in older homes. Older electrical panels were built to handle a much smaller load than the ones of today, so before listing your home for sale, have a professional master electrician inspect your electrical panel and upgrade it. 


Old and tangled wiring


Electrical wiring is as important as other electrical systems. If the wiring in your home is old and messy, not only does it pose a safety hazard to the household but may also violate the electrical code. Have a professional master electrician handle rewiring and try to avoid doing it yourself.


Electrical code inspections


According to ESA, any home improvement project, be it a full home renovation or a partial kitchen or bathroom upgrade, that involves electrical work has to be reported to them. If the electrical work is done by a master electrician, they will submit the form for you. If you did your own electrical work, ESA requires that you request a notification for inspection before or as soon as possible after the work is started.



It is important to ensure all aspects of your home are assessed by relevant industry professionals before listing your home for sale. We at A.S Electrical, an electrical services company in Toronto, can handle the electrical inspections of your home and make sure all the electrical work is in compliance with the provincial and federal electrical standards so you can rest assured that your house is a safe place to be in. Call us today to learn more about our services and to get a quote.