In a case where one is doing an electrical repair or an installation, it would be wise to make sure that one meets electrical code requirements. 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.
It would be critical for one to make sure that he or she has installed standard breakers. It would always be critical to ensure that there are standard circuit breakers supposed to protect dryers, air conditioners, furnaces among others. Apart from preventing houses from fire, circuit breakers tend to protect equipment from any electrical related problems.
A ground fault circuit interrupter is also critical especially to people who like using small appliances with the presence of 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.
Arc fault circuit interrupters are also critical in preventing fires especially in living areas where appliance cords are prone to getting chewed by pets, crimping, or being pinched. Even when AFCIs have been used only in the bedrooms, they are now applicable in living areas as well.
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. One would need to avoid installing too few receptacles. One would need to note that proper installation is always essential especially in places that may get saturated with liquids.
In addition, one would need to avoid crowding the service panel. It would be critical to have enough space when working on a panel bearing in mind that it should not be in a place that demand a ladder to access. It is normal for people to think that once one has ensured grounding he or she does not need 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. One would need to note that bonding is good especially when it comes to preventing fires caused by lightning.