A home rewiring project can be for a new or old house. Whichever your case is, rewiring your home with the right rewiring equipment and systems will keep you safer and prevent electrical problems such as flickering lights. It will also prevent expensive electric bills and risks of burglary, especially with motion-activated sensor light installations. Because home rewiring can be confusing, here is everything you need to know.
Two Common Home Wiring and Rewiring Systems
Since a house rewiring is a project that involves various accessories for the distribution of electrical energy from the supplying devices to appliances, here are two possible wiring systems.
1. Cleat Rewiring
Cleat rewiring is an electrical home rewiring system that uses cleats (devices or cable-like electrical grids that secure electrical cables when installed at intervals). Cleats prevent electrical wires from moving and causing severe damage by spreading electrical shocks and sparks throughout your place during faulty electrical currents.
Benefits of Cleat Rewiring
Cleats prevent magnetic forces from acting on your electrical system cables. When an electrical problem occurs, it will only affect where it occurs without spreading throughout the house. Cleats are also usually installed facing the wall to allow space for wiring, meaning you can connect multiple devices to a single power source.
Furthermore, cleats have between one and three grooves or bolt slots to allow separate wires to be easily installed into electrical outlets. The system also uses PVC insulated cables. These polyvinyl chloride cables are used to install an electrical system, especially for sheathing. PVC cables also make cleat rewiring a good option considering they work as insulators for preventing electrical shocks regardless of the electrical faults you experience.
2. The Capping and Casing Rewiring System
For good reasons, the capping and casing home rewiring system is one of the oldest home rewiring systems. First, the system uses PVC insulated cables and wires placed in plastic casing and covered with caps for maximum protection against electrical shocks. It's also an excellent option for distributing multiple wires into devices and rooms with low voltage. As a result, you can use the system to share your entire house's electrical supply voltage to various rooms within your home.
Benefits of Capping and Casing Rewiring System
- It eliminates the risks of mechanical shocks.
- The system makes it possible for a house alternation wiring system.
- It's easy to customize your wiring system.
- It's highly durable.
Contact a company like Moss Contracting to learn more.