Additional circuits added to the panel or extended from an existing outlet
Alarm, fire and security systems
All changes or wiring inside new or existing walls
Change of a standard fixture to a ceiling fan or much larger fixture in excess of 50 pounds
Lawn sprinkler systems
Work that Does Not Require Permits
Cable TV Outlets
The change of any existing fixture switch or outlet of similar type
Telephone work in a residence
Basic Home Electric Maintenance
Vacuum clean or dust smoke detector head as per manufacturers' recommendations. Test heads monthly and listen for interconnection where applicable.
Write a comprehensive panel schedule, make two copies, keep one at the panel. Use a radio to identify each receptacle and check fixtures room by room. Most houses have only two or three light circuits.
Laundry room and kitchen receptacles should be on 20 amp circuits.
Test your G.F.C.I. receptacles.
Monthly trip test (push test button, then rest), especially in damp locations.
Don't paint over devices when remodeling.
Caulk around outside fixtures to avoid insect nests and water damage to splices. Check the seal around service entrance cable for air gaps.
Don't put furniture, especially beds, against receptacles.
Do not use extension cords except for temporary use.