Along with the rest of the country, you have likely been home and avoiding public places. For those that cannot stay home during this time due to their profession, we thank you for all you do. Today, we are sharing how wiring issues can be resolved with the help of skilled Sanford electricians.

Modern home wiring:

Although you may think to yourself that a wiring problem may be the perfect DIY home project to keep you busy during quarantine, think again. Most wiring issues should not be handled by the average Joe or Jane. Many Americans are without a job or have drastically reduced paychecks.

Because of this, it is no surprise that many are trying to fill their time at home with productive, free activities. Plenty of Americans are choosing to cross off some postponed home improvement tasks. Let’s get into today’s issue of home owners with no electrical experience tackling wiring issues on their own.

So of course, this is dangerous on many levels. However, it is never too late to learn how to fix simple issues. Always consult your electrician before making any moves, so all accidents are avoided.

Google searches may not always give you accurate answers. After a quick search, it may mislead a home owner into thinking one issues is present when it really isn’t. This is can lead to wasted money and unnecessary risk to your safety.

We are going to share about the wiring inside of your home. If this isn’t the wiring in your home, then it may be soon. Some houses are purchased and later reveal wiring issues.

Wiring terminology:

In older homes, buyers usually assume there will be a handful of updates necessary before move-in day. Here is some wiring terminology to help you better understand what your electrician is explaining during the next visit or phone call. To start from the very beginning, an electrical wire is a type of conductor.

A conductor is a material which conducts electricity. In terms of household wiring, the conductor is usually copper or aluminum. Sometimes, it is copper-sheathed aluminum. It is either a solid metal conductor or stranded wire.

Most wires in homes are insulated. This just means they are wrapped in a nonconductive plastic coating. This is both for safety and organization. One noteworthy exception is ground wires.

NM cable may be used to fix wiring issues:

These are typically solid copper and are either insulated with green sheathing or are bare, no insulation. The most common type of wiring in recently built construction is the form of nonmetallic cable, or NM cable for short. This sort of wiring is two or more individual wires wrapped inside of protective plastic sheathing.

For home owners that are interested in checking off some of your home improvement checklist, call us today. We are discussing options for fixing wiring issues. During this COVID-19 quarantine time, we ask all of our customers call us and respect social distancing guidelines.

Staff Writer

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