Electric Wiring Maintenance

Electric Wiring MaintenanceWhen dealing with wiring in an apartment, simple, but mandatory activities should be carried out: control of serviceability of circuit breakers or fuses, as well as the state of electrical insulation.In order to avoid insulation damage it is not allowed to hang electric wires on nails, metal and wooden objects, twist the wires, to place wires or electrical cords near the gas, heating or water pipes, hang anything on the wires, to turn off appliances pulling out their plugs by dragging the cord, use bared wire ends instead of plugs, as well as to paint or whitewash bare wiring.You should not use sockets with broken base or covers. Broken knobs, bare wires, lampholders of obsolete design with metal housing must be replaced by modern ones.If a touch to a connected to the power supply network appliance is painful, the device must be switched off immediately, and the insulation of live parts from its housing must be checked.You should especially cautious in dealing with electrical wiring in wet areas and areas with earthy, brick or concrete floors, which conduct electrical current well. In such premises it is prohibited to install sockets, switches attached to power supply network directly, the only possibility is to use isolating transformers, or to use portable lamps without protection fittings.In houses with hidden wiring in order to avoid electrical injuries all works implying punching the walls can be performed only if the hidden wiring lines are known. You also need know the carrying capacity of the supply meter and wires and must not overload them.In the case when there is a need to install an additional stationary lamp, for example, in a closet, you should remember that the switch must be connected to a phase conductor break, it ensures that there will be no voltage at both contacts of the lampholder when it’s powered off.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *