Look for the following electrical problems in attics:

  1. Junction boxes missing covers;
  2. Junction boxes improperly attached;
  3. Metal junction box not bonded;
  4. Splices not enclosed in junction boxes;
  5. Poorly supported/secured wiring (4'-6" maximum intervals);
  6. Protected from abrasion within 6' of hatch;
  7. Improper wiring type;
  8. Knob and tube;
  9. Abandoned wiring
  10. Non-IC light fixture in contact with insulation;
  11. No/inoperable light; or
  12. No electrical receptacle at mechanical platform.