Electrocution Safety Hazard in a New Luxury Home

Boris Vorobyov inspects electrical panel with thermal sensor device

Even inside custom-built two million dollar homes there are serious safety hazards that could shock the occupants, literally. Mistakes made with hydro electrical wiring could potentially electrocute residents. But there are safety measures and redundancies designed to mitigate tragedy. For example, a GFCI or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt is a safety device used on electrical circuits to prevent electrical shock.

Having this device incorporated in the design is especially critical for things like whirlpools (like the one in this video below) and hot tubs as you are submerged in water. If there is a problem and the water gets energized the chance of survival is low if there is no functioning GFCI.

The GFCI outlet seen in this photo was not hooked up and was not protecting users. We advised the homeowner to not use the whirlpool until the issue is resolved by the builder.

There were other serious issues found at this property that will be resolved by the builder for FREE. Take advantage of your NEW HOME WARRANTY and hire a Home Inspector to go through your property and identify these issues.