There are a lot of things that homeowners can do themselves around the house. Whether it’s to save money or to learn a new skill, homeowners can learn a lot about how to do repairs at home by watching videos and talking to other homeowners.
But when it comes to electrical work, homeowners should always call the professionals at Morrill Electric. Only a professional electrician will be able to safely and correctly repair the wiring in the home or perform other electrical repairs. Hiring a professional electrician can help keep your home and family safe from electrical fires and rewiring mistakes. Skip the headache of electrical work and hire Morrill Electric today! Follow along as we list the most common electrical mistakes homeowners make.
Mixing Wire Gauges
Often, homeowners think they can easily replace a wire when updating their electrical system or replacing something. But wires often look similar yet have different outputs and load capacities. Choosing the wrong gauge wire can result in serious electrical problems like an electrical fire, especially if you choose a gauge incompatible with the replacement wire. Choosing the wrong gauge wire can also overload the box or damage the appliances in your home. Prevent these common mistakes by hiring your local professionals at Morrill Electric.
Leaving Wires Unprotected
Wires that run through the interior of a home need protection from a rigid metal or flexible plastic casing. Protecting your wires prevents them from causing sparks that lead to fires deep in the home’s walls. When homeowners try to DIY their electrical work, they may leave wires unprotected, not knowing that those wires are dangerous without the casing. A professional electrician will ensure that all the home wires are safely encased to eliminate any chance of a fire.
Overloading A Junction Box
We frequently see homeowners trying to install appliances or lights that overload the junction box. The junction box can only handle a certain amount of electricity safely. When hiring a professional, they can quickly identify the load capacity, which is labeled. Overloading the junction box increases the risk of fire and the risk of burning out your appliances. The intelligent way to upgrade your lights or appliances is to have an electrician handle the upgrade and prevent any overloading possibilities!
Using A Junction Box
A junction box is not optional, even if you’re not planning on using a lot of electricity. The junction box protects wire connections from damage or coming loose. They also give homeowners mounting options and ensure that live wires don’t touch terminals directly. Always trust a professional electrician to install or replace junction boxes in your home.
Contact Morrill Electric Today!
If you need assistance with electrical work in your residential or commercial property, hire the professional experts at Morrill Electric! Call your local professionals today at (978)388-1522 for a free estimate, and protect your home by investing in professional electrical work. We look forward to taking the electrical DIY project off of your hands!