As an electrician, it’s important to be informed and up to date on the variety of electrical equipment and electrical wire that is used in the home. It’s also essential for an electrician, or any job that works with or around electrical appliances, to understand proper safety practices when it comes to electrical wire as well as the best maintenance practices to extend the life of your electrical wire.
At LK Electric, our Scarborough electricians have the highest quality cable and electrical wire for you to use on projects in both residential and commercial areas. When you choose the Electric Wire and Cable Specialists, you will be getting electrical wire that is durable and reliable.
Electrical Wire Safety Practices and Maintenance
First, when it comes to installing or repairing electrical wire, you should always make sure that you are using the proper protective gear and to be aware of electrical safety codes. Make sure you are wearing flame resistant clothing that covers any skin, rubber insulating gloves, and protective boots. As a professional doing home renovation or fixing something within the home, always check for electrical wire before you begin any cutting or sawing into a home’s floors, ceilings, or walls. This can be a serious hazard for a shock or electrocution.
When doing electrical work for a homeowner, it can be very helpful to inform them of proper safety practices and tips for maintaining their electrical wires and equipment. For general safety practices for electrical wire, one tip to give them is to always check their extension cord before using it. Extension cords are a big hazard for electrical fire and electrical hazards, so make sure that it isn’t damaged in any way (no tears, or rips) and that there are no knots in the wires. The best way for them to prevent anything like that is to keep their extension cords in a safe place where people in the house can’t easily step on them or damage them. Another tip to give a homeowner is to avoid any modifications to their electrical plugs, and also make sure that any electrical equipment or electrical wire is not anywhere near water.
A great way to help our clients maintain their electrical wire and other electrical equipment in a home is to follow the safety guides previously discussed. However, there are other ways of extending the life of their electrical wire as well. First, you should make sure to choose the best wire for their home as well as the environment that it will be in. If there is a potential that the wire will be exposed to a harsher environment than normal, take precautions when selecting your electrical wire to make sure it will be fine. You should also keep records of your electrical wire installation and the cause of any electrical failure or damage that you needed to fix. If you are keeping track of the repairs that need to be made, you can determine if there is a recurring problem, which can help you to determine an underlying problem for the homeowners. You should also tell your clients to regularly inspect their electrical wire. That way, you can make any repairs needed before either the cable is damaged beyond repair or the damage becomes an electrical hazard.
Electrical Wire With EWCS
At Electric Wire and Cable Specialists, we have a variety of electrical and cable products for you to use on projects typically found in the home. The primary wires and cables used in the home are Fire Alarm cables and security and alarm cables. When you are completing projects for a family that involve fire and security alarms, they want to know that the products will keep their family safe, so make sure that devices like security and alarm systems have electrical wire that you can rely on. With EWCS, we can ensure that you will be getting the more durable and reliable electrical wire and cable products in the industry.
All of our cables are made in the United States, to ensure the highest quality materials as well as the highest quality standards of manufacturing. Our fire alarm cables are equipped with solid copper conductors, and you can get them either shielded or non-shielded, depending on what you need for your installation. In order to ensure maximum safety all of the cables and electrical wire are tested in a national laboratory to ensure that they meet National Electric code. And they also all have a ripcord for easy stripping of the outer jacket. Our fire, security, and alarm cables all are available in either Riser Rated or in Plenum Rated. The Plenum Rated Fire Alarm version has a low smoke red PVC jacket.
Do you have any questions about our products or services? Contact us today and let us help you with all your cable and wire needs!