I live in a small apartment building and received a notice yesterday about an upcoming housing inspection. This is totally fine to me, and actually really gives me peace of mind that the landlord follows regulations and laws, making my apartment safer (I would hope). I'm living here for five years and I do recall once before they had a Fire Department official come through and do an inspection. From what I'm reading, this is different, as it's from the Bureau of Housing. There is one bit of wording that interests me on the notice...he says "Make sure that you don't have extensions and that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work". I check the detectors regularly (make sure the lights are blinking), but the extension thing is throwing me off. Does he mean NO EXTENSIONS? Or NO EXTENSIONS BEING USED IMPROPERLY, such as piggy backed, taped up around doors, under rugs, etc. The outlets in my apartment are scarce. In my living room, there are only two on walls facing each other. One outlet is close to the window, so I didn't like having a lamp there because it didn't light up the room enough. So I have an extension cord running behind the couch, to the lamp. The cord is not covered by anything, there is no carpet or rug there, it's laying across the wood floor,behind the couch but not being squished against the wall or by the couch. I am using it in complete compliance with how they should be used, but I don't know if this will be considered a violation. I also have a power strip plugged in there which holds my charger and laptop while I'm sitting there. My question is, should I leave the lamp as is and take the chance, even though it's being used properly? Or just move it to the other corner minus the extension cord for the day of inspection? I think this may work out in my favor though, because as some of you may recall, I recently posted about realizing that not many of my outlets are grounded. I wonder if the inspection checks for that as well, and if they'd have to upgrade my electric sources overall. What else would an inspection be looking for?