Electrical Home Inspections

We offer detailed electrical inspections

Electrical Home Inspections In Watertown, South Dakota
When you need the professional opinion of an experienced electrician

Cannon Electric is a full service electrician based out of Watertown and serving all of Codington County.  We specialize in all aspects of residential and commercial electrical systems including detailed and thorough electrical home inspections.  With many years of experience we are a state-licensed and certified electrical contractor and we are very familiar with national and local building and electrical codes as it pertains to both residential and commercial applications.

Residential Electrical Inspection Services

Electrical inspections are necessary in certain situations such as when you’re buying a new-to-you home, especially an older home or when you’re looking at completing some extensive renovations or remodeling to your home or business.  Electrical inspections can also be requested by your insurance company in order to qualify for coverage.

Electrical Review Services We Offer

  • Electric fuse box or panel
  • Electric circuit
  • Appliance electrical connection
  • Proper grounding
  • Sub-panel
  • Electrical wiring
  • Electrical inspections for buying/selling homes

What Are We Looking For During An Electrical Inspection?

When you hire Cannon Electric for an electrical home review we are very thorough and detailed as safety and reliability are our top concerns.  We’re going to be looking at items such as:

  • Is the electrical service large enough to support the electrical needs of our clients home and will it offer the ability to expand for future electrical needs.
  • Does the electrical system have proper grounding?
  • Is the fuse box or circuit breaker panel safe and properly wired?
  • Are there any overloaded circuits in the home?
  • Is the wiring in good condition and not cracked, damaged, or exposed.
  • Are switches and outlets in proper working condition?
  • Are there any safety code violations?

Why Choose Cannon Electric for Your Electrical Inspections?

When you choose to work with Cannon Electric for your electrical inspections you’re partnering with a small, local, company with many years of experience in the electrical trades.  We are licensed by the state of South Dakota and insured to work in your home or building.

As an owner operated company you can have the peace-of-mind knowing that any electrical work we complete will meet or exceed state and national electrical codes.  The work we do will be safe and reliable.

If you’d like to receive an estimate to inspect your electrical system give us a call at (605) 520-0433.

Electrical Inspections Can Include


Electrical inspections can range from an entire home or building to a specific switch or outlet

During an electrical inspection of a home or business, an electrician will generally cover a range of components and systems to ensure they're functioning correctly and safely. Here's a unique list of the most common items an electrician might inspect:

Electrical Panel: The electrician will examine the panel for any signs of rust, loose breakers, or other issues. They will also check the breaker ratings to ensure they match the circuit wiring. Any overheating signs, indicated by scorch marks or a burning smell, will also be noted.

Circuit Breakers and Fuses: These components will be tested to ensure they're functioning correctly. Electricians look for any signs of wear or damage and will verify they’re the correct size for the circuit they’re protecting.

GFCI Outlets: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets are designed to protect against electric shock in wet or damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor locations. Electricians will test these outlets to make sure they're working correctly.

Electrical Wiring: The electrician will inspect visible wiring for signs of wear or damage, such as fraying or discoloration. They will also check to see if the wiring is up to current electrical code standards.

Outlets and Switches: Each outlet and switch will be tested for functionality. The electrician will also check for any signs of wear, heat damage, or improper wiring.

Light Fixtures: Electricians will inspect and test all light fixtures, looking for any potential issues like flickering lights, which could indicate a poor connection, or any damage to the fixture itself.

Remember, an electrical inspection is a vital safety measure that helps identify potential electrical issues, ensuring the electrical system in a home or business is safe and up to code.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: These safety devices will be tested to ensure they're in good working order. The electrician will also check if they’re appropriately located according to safety regulations.

Surge Protectors: If the property has surge protectors installed, the electrician will test these devices to ensure they're functioning correctly to protect your electronics from power surges.

Outdoor Electrical Systems: Any outdoor lighting, outlets, and power meters will be inspected for damage and tested for functionality. The electrician will also ensure all outdoor electrical components are weatherproofed correctly.

Electrical Appliances: For a comprehensive inspection, the electrician might also check large electrical appliances like HVAC systems, water heaters, or ovens to ensure they're correctly connected and not putting any undue strain on the electrical system.

AFCI Protection: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters are designed to prevent fires by detecting dangerous electrical arcs. The electrician will check if these are installed in the appropriate locations and functioning correctly.

Electrical Bonding and Grounding: Proper bonding and grounding are crucial to ensure electrical safety. The electrician will verify that the electrical system is correctly bonded and grounded.

Remember, an electrical inspection is a vital safety measure that helps identify potential electrical issues, ensuring the electrical system in a home or business is safe and up to code.


Was told that we may need an electrician during blizzard like conditions. Cody fit us into his schedule and able to fix what he could! Will definitely be keeping his number handy for future projects we have coming up.

Anita Sande January 15, 2022

Cody is great! He is professional, easy going and did a fantastic job on our hot tub installation 10/10 would recommend

Troy Warner October 19, 2021

I have had multiple opportunities to work with Cody and his team on joint projects. They have always been on site when they said they would. They are effective/efficient when on site. The workmanship looks great and they keep the workspace clean. They focus on customer satisfaction. They pay enough attention to what is going on around them and will help others when they see someone could use a little help.

Larry Jordan August 31, 2023

Cody is a great electrician - he is kind and courteous!! I would highly recommend Cannon Electric for all your electrical needs.

Stacy Hagen October 19, 2021

There is no finer Gentleman or Electrician than Chris Cannon. When you want on time and the best of the best you came to the right place.

Greg Leach September 16, 2022

Very friendly, didn't leave a mess, did a great job!

Michael McNamara October 6, 2020

Cody does an amazing job! I recommend him to anyone that needs an electrician.

Julia Kjenstad December 31, 2021

Very prompt an accommodation! Thank You!

connie schickedanz August 4, 2022

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