During home inspections we make every effort to open the electrical panel. Here's an example of why - - the kitchen is on the other side of the wall where the panel is mounted. When hanging the bracket for the microwave oven, lag screws were installed. Lucky for the home owner or the appliance installer, they missed service entry cables by an inch or so and the neutral bus bar by the slimmest of margins.
All day I thought about the person driving around town with no clue how lucky they are able to do so.
When scheduling your home inspection, please ask the inspector if he/she opens electrical panels. It's pretty important! #homeinspection #electric