Model Homes aka Practice Home!
When a new subdivision is built the builders often build a "Model" home as the first home in the subdivision, it doubles as a sales center and provides an example of what the homes will look like. What many do not realize is that this first home is often the "practice" home for new floor plans, systems and more!
We tend to find some very special and unique issues with "Model" homes. This electrical panel is a good example of a special find! On first look it looks like a normal service entrance panel with the main breaker and two sets of 240v breakers. But once you remove the panel cover...... Surprise! We have a third set of breakers that were hidden!
This is why it is so important to get that new home inspected and never buy a new home, especially a "Model" Home without a full home inspection!
Scott Patterson has been a professional home inspector since 1995. Scott works out of the Greater Nashville TN area. Contact his team at Trace Inspections for all of your inspection needs.