Electrical Wiring and Circuits

electric wiring and circuits

Whether you are renting or a homeowner, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of electrical wiring and circuits. This will aid you in staying safe in certain situations and emergencies, while also helping you to complete basic troubleshooting checks.

If you are in the process of building your own home, you should ensure that your electrical circuit is properly installed. You should not attempt to cut corners with your electrical wiring; hire the best electrician that you can afford to take care of your home’s circuitry. This electrician should also make use of equipment that exceeds the bare minimum standards.

A base-level understanding of electrical wiring and circuits can help homeowners. In fact, learning this basic knowledge is one of the best ways to avoid the haphazard behavior which could have potentially tragic consequences.

Here are a few facts and tips about electrical circuits that every homeowner should know to maintain your property more safely:

Doing repairs-

Basic information about circuit wiring can help you maintain your property more safely. In an electrical circuit, wires of the same colors are connected to each other respectively. Black and red wires are connected to switches, and they are considered the “hot” wires. White wires are considered neutral, while copper or green-insulated wires are grounding. Any open wires should grab your immediate attention: if a person mistakenly comes into contact with a live wire, it can be fatal.

Open wires-

If you notice an open wire, you need to replace the wire, or at a minimum cover the open wire, immediately. It is dangerous to have open, exposed wiring in your home. Additionally, cracked sockets should be replaced as well.

Avoiding electrical shock-

It is advisable to turn off your electrical circuit when attempting to replace light bulbs; this helps in avoiding electrical shock. Likewise, avoid touching electrical outlets, connections, or appliances when wet. Water acts as a conductor, which allows electricity to pass through readily.

Overloading of electrical outlets-

One of the most common causes of circuit breaks are overloaded electrical outlets. The most common culprit of overloading a circuit is by plugging an array of devices into a single power outlet. Furthermore, overloading an electrical outlet could possibly cause a fire, so you should adhere to appliance usage guidelines, in order to avoid electrical overloads.

Follow directions on your appliances-

It is always advisable to heed the cautions and caveats that accompany new appliances. This will help you to get the most service out of your appliances, while also ensuring your safety.


Residential electrical contractors, specializing in electrical wiring and circuits, offer a range of services to suit your requirements. When hiring a professional electrical contractor, you must ascertain their credibility. Certified electricians, who have undergone stringent screening, ensure the upkeep of professionalism; they are courteous and consider customer service to be their responsibility. Also, certified professionals are most likely to be able to diagnose and resolve issues within a limited period of time. This reduces inconvenience to you and helps you avoid long periods without electrical supply. Even low voltage problems can be dealt with immediately.

Affordable services offered by proficient technicians can make your house a better place to live in. Our qualified electricians are aware that your home is your most valuable asset, and we will take the appropriate measures to protect it from any harm. For affordable, professional, and reliable circuit wiring in St. Louis, contact Branham Electric.

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