Thursday, 27 September 2012

Great Tips on how to Check the Wiring of your Home

Each and everybody want to make their homes safe haven where their lives
and everything in the compound have a smooth life away from electrocution and electrical fires.

And as they say the absence of danger is the presence of security, the latter then becomes paramount and the first step in ensuring home safety is having it properly electrically wired with no palpable faults.

How then do you ensure proper checks on the wiring of your home to ensure maximum security? Below are some elaborate tips from electrical wiring experts, which provide you with broader insight on how to ensure proper wiring of your home.

The first step will be to understand the types of electrical wiring systems, examine each type before understanding how there are used in homes.

Electrical experts say that there are five types of electrical wiring systems used in homes and they include; single strand wire where if your home is pipe, the strand has insulated wires, which are then pulled in pipes.

There is alsoTriplex wire, which is an aerial cable a company uses to connect to the power pole. Besides, there are main feeder wires, Panel feeder wires and Non-metallic sheathed wire, which all comes with different usage specifications.

They say that depending on whichever type you settle for, you should be able to do your daily checks or call home electrical engineer to keep tabs on your electric systems.

They say this is called home electrical inspection, which is carried out regularly to detect defects in the system before they can cause harm to the users.

The routine checkup will involve removing and exchanging bulbs with the correct voltage to avoid dimming of the bulbs.

They note that identifying worn-out wire insulators and tattered cords is also another important aspect of ensuring home wiring check.

Technical areas like checking smoke detectors or lose fans requires an expert, and they say that handling them without proper skills is dangerous.

Other checking tips include avoiding the use of permanent wiring. Use extension cords as the permanent wires may not be flexible when it comes to repairs.

Inspection engineers should be alert on improper wiring connections, burned wires and also check on circuit breakers

If a home has underground wiring, the technicians should open wires in the ground that might cause electrocution and home owners to ensure fire safety equipments.

It is also important to check if any renovation, installation or innovation made on the electrical system has tampered with the general flow of the electricity.

In most cases, if you have an area where your wires are exposed to friction, it is important to check the tape just to ensure that it is not lose. If you find it lose, remove the tape and wrap the wire with a new one.

If the wires are not attended to, they will gradually deteriorate and eventually wears out causing a bigger problem that can easily be prevented by maintenance.

Therefore, for maximum safety of your home, electrical routine inspection is not optional but a basic requirement. You should always get it checked by an electrician.


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  2. Thanks for the tips. I must say that the proactive approach can always save a house from big accidents.