Just had an inspection done on a home I’m looking to buy and the inspector told me that there was corrosion in the electrical box and he wasn’t sure where it was coming from. Later he called me said that they must have built the basement bathroom around the existing box and not told the city; but he wouldn’t go so far as to say it was against any code (Northville, Michigan BTW).
Now I’m negotiating to get a licensed electrician in there, but since I don’t own the home I’m not willing to pay for this by myself. But generally speaking it seems to me that having an electrical box in a bathroom is definite no-no, but where could I find out (in Michigan) if this is strictly illegal? That would be a great negotiation point.
Anybody out there have an electrical box in their bathroom? Do you feel safe with it?