Many brave homeowners take on electrical work in the course of everyday household maintenance, but it is all too easy to make a code-violating error that could bring on both minor and major problems, such as fire and personal harm.

Among the common errors: damaging the jacket of non-metallic sheathed cable; mixing line- and low-voltage wires; not using a splice box when installing a new light fixture; overcrowding holes with too many wires; and putting HVAC ducts too close to carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors.

These violations can cause a fire. Also the person performing the work can get seriously electrocuted.

Other Code Violations:

  • Splices not in junction boxes
  • Wires not labeled correctly.
  • Over-stripped insulation (too much bare wire showing)
  • Incorrect splices (electrical tape or too many conductors under one wire nut)
  • Overcrowded junction boxes
  • Not enough wire slack in junction boxes
  • Improperly secured (or not secured at all) wires
  • Reversed polarity
  • Ungrounded metal junction boxes
  • Overloaded circuits
  • Tapping into circuits that should be dedicated

Please don’t do your own electrical work. This is not a hobby. Let a licensed electrical contractor like Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC resolve these issues.

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Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC is a full service electrical contractor serving homeowners and businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris County New Jersey with electrical installations and repairs. We are also a Generac Generator installer.

Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC works with general contractors, residential architects, interior decorators, interior designers, painters, property management and property maintenance professionals, and professional organizers. We work with these professionals to give clients top of the line electrical installations within such projects as residential remodeling, residential renovations, plus build outs of new kitchens, bathrooms, home offices, add-a-level residential project and more.

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