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Your home's electrical system is everything from the meter, where the electricity enters the house, to the individual outlets. This includes the breaker box, any ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), the wiring and the outlets.
So much can go wrong with your electrical system if it isn't installed and maintained correctly, up to and including a fire in your walls. A thorough home inspector will look at how many outlets are attached to each circuit, the state and age of the wiring, the set-up and soundness of the breaker box and the individual outlets themselves. He or she will also check to make sure that you have GFCIs in high-moisture areas, like the kitchen and the bathroom, and that hard-wired light fixtures are installed correctly.