Ever think of adding a room to your current house or even buying a new house? Or maybe you have an older home that hasn’t been inspected in years. Whatever the case, it is important to make sure that your home is up to date on building codes. With the increase in DIY projects and the constantly changing electrical codes, many homes are faced with electrical code violations. These might be a pain to some but meeting codes and standards do ensure your home’s safety and also ensure you pass inspection. Here are some common violations found in homes that you should look out for:
- Wiring mistakes
- Overcrowding wires
- Improper wiring by handyman or homeowner
- Exposed wires or junction boxes
- Damaged outlets
- GFCI outlets or breakers not working
Although, these are some popular violations they are not all of them. Many fall victim to these violations and others without even knowing it. If you are thinking of doing a DIY home project or are curious about the home you just bought, it is always best to call your electrician with any questions or for an electrical inspection to comply with codes and standards.