To correctly organize the electrical wiring in an apartment, it is not enough to draw up a diagram and make a detailed plan. You need to know a few rules and useful tricks to help carry out repair work more efficiently and efficiently.
1. Don’t save
Electrical wiring is one of the most important elements of the renovation; its quality determines the level of comfort of residents, the normal operation of electrical appliances, and the personal safety of each family member. Therefore, you should not skimp on materials; buy as high-quality items as possible. If you want to reduce the project’s cost a little, choose sockets and switches with the simplest, laconic design, as a rule, they are a little cheaper.
2. Don’t waste time
All electrical installation work in the apartment should be carried out in one day. You shouldn’t waste time and stretch the task over long weeks. In this case, the electrical cable will have too many connections, and the likelihood of malfunctions will increase several times.
3. Don’t overestimate your strength
Often, home craftsmen try to carry out as many repairs as possible with their own hands. However, without special education, devices, experience, and skills, this is not worth doing, especially when it comes to the electrician since this is a matter of aesthetics and the safety of the whole family, including children.
4. Sequence of work
Electric cables are laid before finishing work begins. Cables to outlets can be run directly across the floor and then filled with self-leveling compounds. In this case, you can avoid unnecessary wall chasing and save several meters of cable. You can find the so-called “invisible” junction boxes in specialized building supermarkets: they can be hidden in the wall and completely covered with plaster.
5. Careful planning
To not find yourself in a situation where there are not enough outlets in the house, or they are inconveniently located so that you have to entangle the rooms with additional surge protectors, you must carefully plan the location of interior items and electrical household appliances. Be sure to make special sockets for the TV, refrigerator, washing machine and place them exactly behind the device so that the wires do not lie under your feet. Be sure to calculate the power consumption so as not to power the refrigerator, electric stove, and washing machine from the same outlet at the same time.