It takes time to adjust to life as a homeowner. After all, you’ll need to learn a few things first, including how to maintain the home’s electrical system. Comet Electric has put together a list of typical electrical mistakes that new homeowners should avoid in order to keep their home safe and their electricity running.
Unprotected Cables – Comet Electric would like to emphasize that keeping cables unprotected may result in electrical problems. Any sort of cable put between frame members must be safeguarded because it may be easily destroyed otherwise. A conduit of some type will give much-needed protection and is frequently the best solution.
Mixing Wire Gauges – When making upgrades or adjustments to your system, many homeowners make the mistake of relying on the appearance of a wire. Wires might appear to be the same but have completely distinct outputs. You should use the same gauge wire as the one you’re replacing or a gauge that’s suitable with your electrical box.
Doing a DIY Electrical Repair – Do-it-yourself (DIY) electrical repairs are a popular way for homeowners to save money. Electrical repairs are hazardous and should only be carried out by trained specialists. Repairing electrical systems on your own might result in catastrophic harm or death. Severe burns and electrocution are two instances of genuine injury situations.
Installing Electrical Boxes Incorrectly – The cables that connect to power outlets should be hidden behind the wall in an electrical box. If the box is put too far back behind the outlet, however, it is more prone to shift around and ignite wires. Install electrical boxes so that they rest flat against the backside of the wall and are securely linked to the outlet to avoid this problem.
As you can see, if you try to do it yourself, you may create a number of problems with your system. Keep this information in mind while considering performing any electrical repairs. If you aren’t confident in your abilities, be sure to contact the pros at Comet Electric. We can ensure that the task is done correctly.