Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From commercial and residential properties, to industrial premises and warehouses, we have the skills and the knowledge to tackle any electrical requirement. Including lighting for your conference room. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about organizing the wires in your residential property.
What are the advantages of organized cables and wires in residential properties?
Keeping all wiring and cables fully organized and tidy is something that is often overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. In fact there are a number of advantages and benefits to organizing these, including:
- Increased electrical safety
- Easier to maintain and check
- Reduced risks to tenants
Organizing cables increases electrical safety
If your wires are all tangled together and plugged into different sockets creating an endless knot of wires and electrical equipment, this can create an issue. Wires kept like this are more likely to have the protective plastic coating damaged by wear and tear, as the other wires place pressure on different parts of the wire. This can be an electric shock risk, as well as increasing the opportunity for electrical fire. Organizing wires and cables can prevent this risk and help keep your tenants safer.
Organized cables are easy to check and maintain
Whether it’s your own visual check, or a professional PAT or EICR testing, your wires and cables will need to be monitored for signs of wear and tear and to ensure that the electrical items are safe for use. As a result, keeping these cables organized can help improve the quality and increase the speed of these tests, as all of the electrical equipment and cables will be easy to access.
Organized cables can help to reduce the risk to tenants
Cables that are organized and stored correctly can help to keep your tenants safe by reducing the risks of falling over trailing wires as well as reducing the risk of electric shocks.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.