We all are using electricity at home and offices.
We are surrounded by electrical wires, sockets, appliances and devices. Though we do not need to worry about the inspection of these all the time.
Yet, if there arise some minor problems with electricity. It is very much needed skill to fix these problems on your own without getting an electrical shock.
Also, if you perform some minor issues yourself, you can save some money too. The cost of labor, the cost of supplies and most probably the time.
It is also the matter of to be proud of yourself that you can handle your electrical issues on your own.
However, if you do not know how to perform basic electrical issues. I will inspire you to look at the following tips to become a better performer in the case of electrical emergencies.
The following basic jobs can be tackled by virtually anyone with a little know-how and some confidence in your own abilities.
How to Replace a Light Switch
Light switches are the most common thing in electricity. You need to supply power, simple switch ON or OFF the switch.
These come in various styles such as single-pole, double-pole, three-way fixtures and four-way. And the performance of these is based on which switch you are using for the desired project.
It is because each of these different switches offers different options for operation.
If in case, you need to change the switch, be sure to check the type of wire then decide which switch will suit with wire.
Steps to install light switch
- First, make sure the circuit breaker or fuse is in Off position.
- Please check it again to be sure that circuit has been closed. Try to flip the switch on and off several time, if the light stays OFF. It means you circuit have been closed.
- Use an electric tool Voltage tester to check the electric current.
- Take off the screw from switch plate.
- Now remove the screws those holding the switch to the electrical box in the wall.
- Remove the wire.
- Make sure that new switch is in perfect condition.
- Reconnect the wire to the new switch and put the screws tightly.
- Turn On the circuit to check.
You have installed it perfectly.
If done it wrong, wires can overheat and cause dangerous effects.
In addition, you should always purchase the best quality of switches, wires, and bulbs.
Summer are here.!
It means the season of Ceiling Fan, AC and cooler have come.
But what if your summer partner FAN stops working suddenly.
What will you do then? Surely, you will dial a number or visit a repairman and ask for installing the new one for you.
I know it is the best choice that pops up in your mind. What if I said you can install the ceiling fan yourself, and that too without getting caught by electrical shock.
After reading the steps, you can do this on your own.
The first and foremost thing is to make sure, that circuit breaker is OFF.
Before performing an electrical work, always turn off the circuit breaker of the room or, better, all the power of the house.
Use a voltmeter to examine the wires that they are not “hot” and connected before you start to work. Your job can be relatively simple if there is already a fixture in place with which to work.
Today we have a benefit that Fans comes with important hardware parts. And once you make sure that the mounting bracket is already in the ceiling and it can handle the weight of the new fan, you can start the installation.
Few tips for you :
- First, check the joints for any wiring or plumbing pipes that might be in the way.
- Make sure the electrical box that will hold the ceiling fan is fan-rated.
- Turn off electrical power at the electrical panel and use a testing device to ensure no current is present at the fixture before you begin work.
It is also wise to balance all the blades once the fan is in place to ensure the best operation and decrease the amount of wobbling while the fan is running.
Putting a Light Fixture In Place
Light fixture, or light fitting, or luminaire is an electrical device that is used to create artificial light by the use of an electric lamp.
The light fixtures have a fixture body and a socket to hold the lamp. These light fixtures may also have a switch to control the light.
Permanent lighting may be wired directly whereas light fixtures need an electrical connection.
The wires in place should be color coded to match the appropriate wires for your fixture. Remember these wires will include positive and negative charges in addition to the grounding wire.
When the wires have been properly secured, place the fixture securely in its final position using the mounting bracket that is sunk into the wall.
This simple work can be handled by anyone, regardless of their experience level. In most cases, the only tools needed are a screwdriver and stripping pliers to remove the plastic coverings that allow you to twist wires together.
And all the other material will come while you purchase it.
Above jobs can be done by yourself without facing an electric shock.
However, people must be aware that major electrical work such as replacing wall wires, installing mounting brackets and circuit breakers are not their work. These work should be performed by an electrician.
It is because if you fail to do a good job in this capacity then it might create dangerous effects.
What could be a bigger achievement than repairing your home, it is satisfying as well as a money-saving. However, be sure to attempt only low-risk works.
Rallison Electricals Pvt Ltd. always tries to make you aware what is best for you.
Stay safe with an Electrical Environment!