Electrical inspection checklist

Electrical inspections are performed by licensed electricians, servants and insured to ensure that residential and commercial wiring is safe. Specific checklists vary by state, but there are some of the most common things electricians should mark their electrical inspection checklist.

General circuit requirements

In residential homes, every 25 volts, 15-20 amp receptacle is required to be labeled as tamper-proof. Also, circuits that provide electricity to 125 volt, 15 and 20 amps sockets in rooms such as halls, dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways and cabinets must be protected by a combination type circuit breaker (requirements of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Residential 2008 industry Electrical inspection list).

Service panels

Service panels must be properly labeled, and all drivers must be protected against current problems with appropriately sized switches. Specific duty-free dropout locations must meet state standards and ground rods must be properly installed (requirements taken from the Gaston County, North Carolina).

Kitchen requirements

A kitchen should be equipped with a minimum of two circuits of 20 amps small appliance and a connected wall lighting outlet should be available. Proper sized circuits should be installed for large appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves (requirements taken from the Miami Dade County inspection guidelines).

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The plugs in the rooms must be secured AFCI. Closet lighting should be reviewed to make sure your bulbs are fully covered and quite far from shelves to meet state requirements. There should be any electrical receptacles in showers or bathtubs, and an electrician should ensure that any over a tub are safe to use (requirements coming from Marion County, Oregon, public works construction inspection, 2009).

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