Not everything is evident, upon first glance.
At first glance, this would appear to be a lovely rose... but when you look toward the bottom of the frame, you'd see what appears to be a pair of panty hose, and a pair of tiny little high-heels?
Looking back at the rose, it's now possible to see the embracing couple.
Well, inspections are much the same. On first glance our electric panel, with circuit breakers looked just fine. No double-taps, and all wires were the proper size for their breakers.
Until our inspector happened to notice a little area of "rust" inside the box. Now rust doesn't belong inside the electric panel. Rust is an indicator of moisture.
This mote of rust caused our ever-vigilant inspector to pull a couple of breakers... and in doing so... he found that all of the breakers have rusted contact points.
Rusted contact points, he said, are indicator of more than just casual moisture in the box. Rust creates resistance, resistance causes heat... and heat can cause breakers to overheat.
Not a good thing.
When questioned, the seller's agent told us that they DID have water that had poured directly into the circuit box... but the leak has been fixed, since.
Rust, by any other name, would still behave like rust.
ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779 Cell: 847.924.3313 Email: Almay@aol.com