The success of this job is nowhere close to giving it a shot yourself (DIY) for the safety of you and the people you live with. If you should hire anybody sub-par for a particular home service then let it be anything but electrical installation. Hiring a certified electrician in Lakeland, FL gives you the best shot to success and here’s why.
1. Color Coding
Electrical gadgets are one of those devices that have to be tagged to keep track of. As a result of this, you will find wires of different colors fixed in an extension box to give the electrician a better idea of which wire is which. An uneducated person will not be able to know which wire needs attention when something goes wrong with the wires. Hiring the wrong electrician can mean the absence of this labeling which can cost you money in the future. To know more about this check out the NCE color coding requirements.
2. Complicated Wiring and High Voltage Connections
Electricity on one side is very easy to understand and so how it works. Many people view electrical operations as some one-two easy tasks you just need to connect a wire with another wire and just like that the current will flow. This approach often puts in the mind of people that all that’s needed is to make sure a wire is attached to the source, therefore, hiding the big picture. Poor electric wiring can be spotted within a blink of an eye by a professional electrician. The less tidy it looks the worse it is.
A good electrician is expected to keep the wires connected in a simple and tidy fashion. Each wire should align in a particular way and in the right place. It should be clean and easy to understand what has been done. In the case of high voltage wires, an experienced electrical contractor is expected to hide such wires behind walls and follow a specific design pattern throughout.
3. Commercial Set-ups and High Load Buildings
Although there’s a similarity between a residential installation and commercial installation there are certain factors that separate the two. Just like in residential set-up a commercial building also needs electricity to circulate throughout the building efficiently. The challenge in this type of project that requires high load devices to be connected on the line is efficiency without any risk. The electrical contractor has to make sure sufficient powered is transmitted to the building at the safety of the circuit breaker.
Managing such high voltages requires in-depth experience in terms of knowing the right wires to use based on their capacities and the needed safety equipment such as fuses.
4. Earthing & Bonding
This may be the last on this least but maybe the most important. This is one of those tasks that can only be handled by a professional electrical contractor. Things such as fault currents exist in an electric circuit and earthing is used to protect you from this type of shocks. An electric circuit is always looking forward to being completed in the presence of a live wire and at times your body can accidentally serve as that extra conductor needed to complete the circuit. So when a fault occurs instead of the current flowing through your body it’s sent to the ground.
This works by connecting a wire from the socket to the ground which is filled with material such as charcoal. In electricity, a current is likely to flow through bodies with lower resistance and both the ground and your body serve as resistors just that in this case the ground holds a lower resistance. An unseasoned professional is capable of making so many mistakes in this procedure or omitting completely.
Having successfully read the whole guide you can check out the United States National Electrical Code (NEC) standards both for the state of Florida and all the other jurisdictions.
It’s highly advised that you hire trained and certified electricians and electrical contractors in Lakeland, FL to deal with your power installation difficulties. When it comes to electricity, a problem may appear to be small but later appear to be the reason why you lost so much. Remember no problem is too small or too big to solve. In case if you have any questions or inquiries feel free to phone in our customer support team here at Aveco Electrical today for a quick chat.
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Aveco Electrical, Inc. is a Lakeland-based industrial, commercial, and residential electrical contractor. Aveco self performs all aspects of electrical construction as well as generator installation, security systems, CCTV security cameras, data & voice networking and fiber.