Your home is full of wires, many of which you can’t see. Providing they have been properly fitted by a qualified electrician Sydney, that’s a good thing.
In fact, if you have wiring for sockets and light switches that is visible you’ll need to call your electrician to rectify the issue.
Once that is done you’ll be able to relax, knowing that the electrics in your home are properly protected. While the electrician is present you can get them to complete an electrical inspection, this will give you peace of mind and help to reduce the risk of a fire in your home.
However, what about all the cables that you put in place. That includes the wiring for the television, media system, surround sound, internet, and even game consoles.
Every home has an abundance of cables and many of them are a danger. The socket may be overloaded, cables can be a trip hazard, or they may be damaged increasing the risk of a fire or nasty electric shock.
In other words, you need to keep your cables organized and tidy to ensure they are safe for you and your home.
Many people don’t like unplugging devices because it can be a pain working out which device is which when you want to plug them back in./ But, if you label the plug and color code the wire you’ll find it easier to plug and unplug items as needed.
Color coding can be done using electrical tape. It will immediately highlight where the cables go and which ones could take a better route.
Clip them Up
If you have cables loose then buy some clips and attach them to the walls. This means you’ll never have cables on the floor creating a trip hazard. It’s much easier to locate the cables and avoid tripping over them if they are attached to the walls.
Another option when attaching cables to the wall or even keeping them safe behind a unit is to use trunking or a box of some description. This will make the cables look tidier, reduce the risk of accidents, and keep you safe. It’s that easy.
Having labeled your plugs then you can get in the hang of unplugging items. This means that, if someone were to trip or pull on a cable they are likely to move the plug end as opposed to the more delicate appliance end. That can save your appliance from being damaged which can be a costly mistake.
Consider Your Multipliers
It is easy to create additional sockets by plugging in a multiplier. However, this increases the load on a circuit, potentially overloading it. You’ll also find that it makes it more likely that cables are clustered, causing a mess and a potential trip hazard.
Where possible use the sockets you have without extensions and multipliers. It will instantly tidy your home and it is definitely safer.
All you have to do is walk around your property and you’ll see where you could improve your electrical wiring.
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