Small electrical jobs around the house

Whether you find an electric bulb getting hot gradually or any gadget in the kitchen producing a tickling noise, the first thing you should make sure of is to take any warning as a serious matter. Calling a local electrician or contacting the company for troubleshooting might be a good option but it is not necessary in every case. A minor electrical failure can be resolved on your own, however, don’t forget to follow the precautions and authentic information during the process.

Before making a start

Electric work can lead to serious and harmful effects if it is not done properly. So before getting started, try to understand your need and what exactly thing you are going to do. Make sure to turn off all the power units prior to your fault-finding procedure and collect all the knowledge about your procedure. If you are unsure about anything, search for an electrician near me on our website

Rewire the components

Generally, most of the wiring is hidden within your walls, ceiling or under floors. So if you have not had a rewire  for more than 25 years in a house, consider rewiring all the circuits and other connections. We certainly don’t recommend to attempt rewiring a house by yourself if you are not skilled enough in this field. However, you can make an effort of rewiring some electric components like an electric lamp or a plug by following some easy steps.

  • Unplug the power supplyand remove the cover of the component with the help of a screw kit.
  • Remove the wires and strip off 1 cm from the head to make the copper visible.
  • Replace the wires in an accurate position by reading the manual of a gadget or a circuit and ensure that the wires are firmly attached to the clippers.
  • Put the cover back and tighten it with screws.

Replacing a socket

An old plug socket can leave serious electric issues in every device you run from this unit. So having a new socket can guarantee you the safety of many tech gadgets to a great extent. Sockets are generally types of surface-mounted and flush-mounted sockets. The second one appears as a better option to use but provides some inconvenience in dealing with it as it doesn’t stand out off the wall decently. However, changing a socket is an easy and quick way to renovate your house in this respect.

  • First of all, get to your fuse box and locate the breaker that is linked to the socket board you are working on and turn it off.
  • Remove the front of the socket board and reveal the connections inside it.
  • Take off all the wires gently and replace the socket board unit with a new one. If there is any damage in the wire heads, cut them and strip them off a little from the top to leave the wire clear for connection.
  • Read the terminals in the new socket as there might be a different arrangement for live, neutral and earth wire than the old ones.
  • Attach the wires firmly pull to check that every wire is placed correctly.
  • Place a new unit and reconnect the fuse/breaker.