Anyway, the scary part is when they find messed up stuff (which is often.) They have found:
- Junction boxes that are wired in an unsafe manner.
- Live wires tied in to boxes and just hanging behind drywall (so a nail driven into the drywall could have found an exciting surprise.)
- Outlets that had fires behind them years ago.
- A big, fat electrical cable that goes nowhere and was cut off abruptly with a saw.
It almost makes the 6:55 a.m. wake-up call (courtesy of a reciprocating saw in the dining room) worth it.