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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Electrician’s Tips for Organizing Wires and Cables

The average home typically contains a tangle of wires and cables. If not managed properly, these wires and cables can turn into rat’s nests that are not only unattractive but also pose a huge safety risk. You can never tell which wire goes to which socket or power strip, which can often end up being overloaded. It’s important to remember that there’s always the danger of fire when electricity is involved.

Keeping your electrical cables organized not only makes your space neater, it can also keep you from unintentionally turning the power off on a device when you shouldn’t have. In addition, you will also be protecting yourself from accidental electrocution or fire in the process of organizing.

When you start thinking about managing your wires, you might go looking for a dedicated solution available from your local home improvement store. Be mindful of solutions that put too much stress on cables, such as those that require bending cables repeatedly, as this could cause them to fray or break. If you’re lucky, the staff of the electrical department will be able to help you make the best choice for your specific need. No matter what solution you end up with, It’s likely to be a fairly basic DIY project that you can easily complete over a weekend.

And while we're on the subject, be sure to avoid any temptation you might have to run electrical cords under a carpet, as the friction can wear the rubber and expose the wiring. That said, you can make use of non-visible surfaces, such as the underside of a table or the back of the desk to hide your electrical wiring.

If the work is too extensive or too much to handle on your own, you may want to hire a professional electrician to take care of the task for you. A certified electrician will know how to go about organizing your cords and anything having to do with your home’s electrical circuitry in an expert manner that promotes organization and safety above all.


Sources:

How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

familyhandyman.com

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