Electrical inspections are a big deal. They help to determine how safe and functional your electrical system is. Any business that cares about the safety of its workers and customers will make sure that it can pass an inspection. You want to take every measure you can to make sure you pass your electrical inspection the first time. Here is what you can do to give yourself a better chance of passing an electrical inspection.
Ask Your Inspector Some Questions
When scheduling an inspector to visit your property, it can’t hurt to ask them questions about what they will expect when they visit, as well as what problems can be avoided. For any electrical inspection, there’s going to be a checklist that your inspector follows. If you check with your inspector ahead of time, you’ll get a good idea about what you have to do to get ready.
Don’t Add Any New Devices
When the rough-in inspection is taking place, if you’re adding circuits, you can’t have new devices on them. This means you can’t have lights, switches, outlets, etc. If you want to add another outlet to a circuit you already have, then your new outlet also shouldn’t be installed. It’s likely that the remaining outlets will be alright, but if you disturb the wiring in an outlet, make sure that outlet doesn’t have any devices on it while your electrical inspection is taking place.
Tie Your Grounds Together
Every outlet or electrical box should have its ground wires tied together. Be careful that these wires be the only things you tie together. Make sure that your hot and neutral leads stay separated.
If you have any openings between floors or wiring passages, you have to block them off so that fires can’t spread as easily throughout your building. Fireblock expanding foam is often an ideal solution to this problem.
Cover Your Wires with Wire Nuts
The ends of all of your wires have to have wire nuts. This is true even when your wires don’t have any conductors that are exposed. This is also true for ground wires.
Use Staples to Keep Cables Secure
Cable runs have to be fastened to framing with the help of cable staples. This must be done every few feet.
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