Residential premises should never have a faulty electric device or line left to operate without being repaired. These premises are homes to various families, and a small mistake can cost lives and properties. Consult professionally-licensed electricians on what to do in case you have a faulty electrical system. Better yet, get in touch with McCauley Electrical.
The majority of the electricians you will hire can advise you regarding the most appropriate tasks and measures to put in place in order to have a safe electrical system in your residence. You can also contact us and we will be more than willing to help you secure your updated residential electrical system installation.
In the meantime, here are three residential electrical tips:
1) Know your electric wiring functions: a local building inspector can give you go ahead to do some basic electrical fixes if you can portray some basic level electronic knowledge. Sadly enough, some people do not go for those approval letters which is very out of ordinary. However for the sake of knowledge and to meet your curiosity or just for very emergency situations you should know which wires are responsible for different aspects of your home.
Black and red wires are live, and they should not be handled with bare hand or tools without plastic casing. White wires are those which carry current back to the breakers after reaching the target. The ground wire should be bare, and no current should be flowing on this wire unless there is a leakage, short circuit or a power surge. Under no situation should any of these wires be joined together. They carry electricity current and, if joined together, they could spark a fire.
2. Install or have in place electrical surge suppressors Power surges are the rising (overvoltage) or lowering (under voltage) of electrical current levels above or below the recommended rate. This makes it increasingly difficult to have an average and consistent level in your home. This condition can cause any electronics in your home to wear out faster. If you were to install power surge suppressors, you could save yourself in the long run and have your equipment last significantly longer.
If you do not use a surge suppressor in your home, this really should be one of the first things you put in your budget. Or, if you'd rather not be bothered, you can call your local electrical contractor and inquire about the best power surge suppressor for the specific needs of your home. They will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. The upfront cost is minimal compared to the long-term savings you will attain by making this proactive decision.
3. Replace and install new smoke, carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide detectors - These are are intended to detect any kind of smoke in the house or any concentration of either of the two gases which indicates presence of fire or absence of oxygen. The alarm system alerts the local fire department or raises an alarm and neighbors can respond if you are not home.
Final word - the best and surest way of staying safe with your electrical system is to ensure that there are regular, proactive checks on the system in your home. It is vital that all electric work performed is only handled by a licensed electrician. Do not trust any electrical work to an amateur, it will cost you in the long run.