We all love to plan and manage our own renovations. Planning, buying equipment, checking which wall or structure can safely knock down, but one thing often forget is, electricity. Electricity in the home is one of the biggest dangers. It is the invisible killer that has bought many home renovators unstuck so “Consider Safety before Renovation”.
Before planning your home renovation, get a copy of the plans including copy of the wiring diagram of your home. If your house is older, wiring diagram might not clear, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get one. Contact licensed electrician and have them send someone out to the house to give you advice and peace of mind. You may not need the whole house drawn up, but it is a good idea for the future.
When you have the electrician at your residence Property Portal, it is a good time to have them go through your home and conduct a comprehensive safety check on your wiring. Electricians will tell you if your wiring is up to code and if there are any possible danger points. They will tell if you may need to consider upgrading or replacing any wiring.
Once you have had a professional identity any hazards, it’s important to consider where the electrical cables are running inside of your walls and cavities. You can’t just go driving drills or power saws through the walls or cabinet’s anywhere you like. Even if you aren’t cutting anywhere near the electrical cables, it is vital to have the power not only turned off at the main but locked off. If you don’t think you can handle this, then have a professional come out and show you how to switch off and isolate your mains power.
This way you will be able to renovate with peace of mind knowing that even if you accidentally cut or damage a wire, or someone switches an appliance on everything will be safe. You can’t take any risks when it comes to your family.
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RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide. Fixed RCDs are about 97% reliable which improves if they are tested regularly.