Everyone will accept the fact that proper electrical connections are a must in our homes and offices. It would not be an understatement if we say that without electric connections our lives will become very difficult.

We do accept the fact that it is the tendency of humans to make careless mistakes. But there are a few mistakes that you should not do at any cost. In this article, we will discuss the common mistakes that electricians should avoid.

Wiring outside electrical box

The only way that the wires should be connected is through the junction box. So the box safeguards the wire from being exposed. This prevents a lot of accidents and gives a neat look to the building. Whatever might be reason wiring outside the junction box cannot be accepted at any cost. Electricians need to understand the fact that it is a safety issue and they cannot be lethargic about it. Just imagine all it takes is one small electric leakage to create a spark and result in a huge fire accident.


 
Using a small electrical box

Using a small electrical box is not huge a mistake, but it does fall under the category of a mistake that an electrician should not do. It is a basic knowledge an electrician should have that a situation might arise in the future where they might fit some extra electrical. For this purpose, they need some extra wiring. So when they do the initial wiring, it is better to opt for the bigger electrical box, so that it can be useful in future situations. If not there is no loss in it.

Cutting the wires too short or cutting the exact length

We cannot use the wires just like that. It is mandatory that they need to be cut before making the connections. But while cutting, the wire should not be cut in the exact length or lesser length. If the cut is made like that, then connecting the wires will become very difficult. You might need to extend the length of the wire by connecting another wire to it which not an advisable thing to do. To avoid all these circumstances it is better to cut a bit of extra length of what is required.

Unsecured cables and wires

The wires and cables should not be left unsecured. It can be clamped to the wall to avoid further problems. The clam should be selected based on the electrical box that is used. For example, single plastic box built-in cable clamps are not required. Also, make sure that approved cable clamps must be used.

Unsupported switches and outlets

Loosely connected or unsupported switches and outlet pose a highly potential threat, and it also damages the look of the construction. There are good possibilities for short circuit happening which can cause huge accidents. So make sure that all the switches are supported perfectly.