Most people tend to mess with some electrical codes whenever they try to do installations or repair of their electricity. While some people violate codes that have been in books for years, others tend to violate new additions. It would, therefore, be critical for one to make sure that he or she takes notes of most violated electrical codes.
You would need to start by always ensuring standard circuit breakers. Gadgets such as air conditioners, dryers, furnaces among others demand a circuit breaker especially to make sure that the gadgets in question do not develop electrical problems. While circuit breakers have been in the past been used to prevent houses from fires, they also tend to ensure that the equipment in the house is not spoilt.
It would be wise for one to always ensure a ground fault circuit interrupter for places that tend to involve water. One would need to note that places such as the garage, unfinished basement or any other outdoor areas would need a ground fault circuit interrupter. It would be wise to ensure that a ground fault circuit interrupter is in place and is also accessible and should not be installed in the ceiling or any other place that may be hard to access.
It would also be essential to ensure an arc fault circuit interrupters with the intention of preventing fires in the bedrooms, living area or any other places that the pets may chew wires. One would need to remember that bedrooms and living areas are some of the areas that demand arc fault circuit interrupters.
Wiring of switches without a neutral wire is not a wise thing to do. One would need to ensure receptacles with the intention of preventing kids from inserting objects. One would also need to avoid installing the wrong cover especially on outdoor receptacle. It would also be essential to ensure that there are enough receptacles. It would be critical for one to ensure proper installations especially in places where there is water saturation or any other place exposed to the weather.
It would be critical for one to make sure that there is no crowding on service panel. It would also be critical to ensure enough space when working on panes. Most people as well tend to confuse grounding with bonding. There tends to be bonding especially where there are coaxial cables, phone lines, gas piping and plumbing. Bonding tends to equalize voltage making the system safer especially when it comes to instances where current flows through individuals. In addition, electrical bonding prevent the system from arcing something that may cause fire.