Electrical wiring needs to be protected where it enters junction boxes for appliances and fixtures. Pictured here is wiring vulnerable to mechanical damage, a safety issue. A simple bushing can be installed in this application to protect wiring and keep the house safe. Wiring practices like these suggest the fixture wasn’t professionally installed and should be further evaluated and repaired by a qualified electrician. This photograph was taken at a recent home inspection on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands.