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.
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.
One would also need to make sure that he or she installs a ground fault circuit interrupter in the system especially in areas that may involve water. Places such as in the garage, sump pump, work areas, storage, crawl spaces or even an unfinished basement would need a fault circuit breaker. It would be critical for one to make sure that he or she focuses on ensuring that the ground fault circuit interrupter is installed in an easily accessible place that is neither hidden nor too hidden.
An arc fault circuit interrupters tend to be critical when it comes to preventing fires especially in the house. Even when in the past arc fault circuit interrupters have been used in the past for bedrooms, new codes recommend them critical in the living room.
One would also need to note that it is not good to wire switches without a neutral wire. Receptacles ted to be an essence especially to protect kids from inserting objects. Covers are critical especially in outdoor electrification. It would also be essential to ensure that there are enough receptacles. One would need to note that proper installation is always essential especially in places that may get saturated with liquids.
It would be critical for one to make sure that there is no crowding on 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. Even when grounding is done, there tends to be need for bonding especially on phone lines, coaxial cables, gas piping as well as plumbing. The main role of bonding is to equalize voltage especially between conductive systems with the intention of reducing the risk of a current flow through an individual in a case where the system becomes energized. Electrical bonding tends to be very good in preventing the system from arcing something that may cause fire.