Whether the wiring in your office requires reconfiguration because you want to change the physical layout of the space or because the electrical system is old and needs a revamp, it’s important that this work is done by professionals.
After all, many things can go wrong with electrical systems, including short circuits and fires – this is because even though these systems aren’t overly complex in nature, they still need adequate attention and knowledge!
Wires Shouldn’t be Cut Too Short
If a wire is too short, it makes it very difficult to make electrical connections – the ones made are likely to be of poor quality, so it’s vital that the wires are long enough to jut out at least three inches from the box. While the best thing to avoid any problems is to ensure the wires are cut to correct length during reconfiguration, if a mistake does occur, it’s possible to extend them by adding connectors.
This way you can relax knowing the connections created are unlikely to cause you and your office any issues!
Cables Need to be Protected
Wires and cables can easily get damaged, especially if they’re encased in plastic. If your office is being reconfigured, ensure that your employees won’t trip over them if they’re laid out on the floor, for instance – this means cables should have proper protection at all times and never be left exposed. By sheathing cables appropriately, as well as ensuring they’re firmly in place by tying them with zip ties, the electrical system in your office will doubtless have a longer lifespan.
The Box Needs to be Big Enough
It’s crucial that the electrical box in your office or building is big enough to handle the number of wires you need for the reconfiguration, otherwise you risk the occurrence of overheating, short circuits and fires. If the box is too small, it needs to be replaced with one that meets electrical code and ensures the safety of everyone in the office.
Outlets Shouldn’t be Loose
A loose switch or outlet doesn’t just look bad in your office in terms of the overall aesthetics, but they also pose serious safety hazards. Loose outlets move around instead of being firmly secured to the wall, which means the electrical connections are weakened – and the wires can get loose from the terminals as well. This can lead to overheating and fire, so it’s vital that during your office’s reconfiguration the outlets are replaced.
Reconfiguring the electrical systems of your office requires a vast knowledge of the area, since many issues can arise. And if the installation is not done correctly, safety in your workplace can be severely compromised, so don’t hesitate to call in professional help to make sure everything is done right!