(Closed) Electrical fire/smoke damage

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What should we do?

    Have another inspection with a licensed electrician?

    Get out now while we can?

  • Post # 3
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @kgh_isu12:  you could test the house for residuals, toxins that are left. They do similar texts for meth houses. I’m not sure if I would be overly concerned even if work wasn’t done by a licensed contractor. If anything was major you’d want to see if they pulled permits for the work.


    Post # 4
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d probably do another inspection specifically looking at what was damaged and how it was repaired, just to be safe.  It isn’t that much to spend for piece of mind and to make ure you don’t come across an unplesent (and potentially expensive) surprise later.

    Post # 5
    8146 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    when i think fire, I think Water to put it out, I think water damage/mold and all that. i dont know much about smoke damage, but if they check the beams and drywall and stubs that were near the fire (cut a small hole in the wall and look to see if they are structurely sound?).. Sometimes a structural engineer is a good idea, but only if the problem is exposed.. So maybe inspector and if they are suspicious, maybe remove small pieces? you can repair them with stick on patches and spackling later  🙂

    good luck!!

    Post # 6
    10361 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d walk. Not worth it, IMO. Too many other houses out there!

    Post # 7
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If it was an electrical fire did they rewire the entire house?

    Honestly, I don’t know.  I’d be suspicious of anything else they have to say now since a fire is a pretty big thing that they didn’t disclose.  (Is that even legal to not disclose there was a fire?)

    If you still love the house and want it, definitely get a second opinion from a master electrician, and even then proceed with caution.  As other PPs have mentioned there’s possibly also moisture damage and structural concerns.

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