Most people tend to mess with some electrical codes whenever they try to do installations or repair of their electricity. Some individuals tend to violate electrical codes that have been in existence for a long time while others will violate the most recent electrical codes. One would need to take time to understand which electrical protection goes where which is only possible where one identify each type of breaker with its specific use and also ensure that one follows the national electric code.
One would need to be keen in ensuring that he or she installs 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. Apart from preventing houses from fire, circuit breakers tend to protect equipment from any electrical related problems.
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. One would always make sure that the GFCI is always accessible in order to be reset meaning one should not burry them under places without access panels or on the ceiling.
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. Even when AFCIs have been used only in the bedrooms, they are now applicable in living areas as well.
It would not be wise for one to wire the switches without ensuring a neutral wire. It is essential to consider tampering the resistant receptacles which tends to stop kids from inserting objects which should be done both indoors and outdoors. Covers are critical especially in outdoor electrification. It would also be essential to ensure that there are enough receptacles. One would need to make sure that he or she ensure proper installations especially in places that are prone to water saturations or even places that are exposed to weather.
Crowding on service panel is against the electrical codes. One would need enough space when working on panels. In most cases, there is need for bonding even after grounding. 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. Electrical bonding tends to be very good in preventing the system from arcing something that may cause fire.