As a domestic electrician, we have been asked a lot about what is not “that dangerous” when it comes to electricity. Clearly, people sniff around to find out the electrical works that can simply be handled by themselves. To be honest, there is isn’t any. It is electricity we are talking about. It is not only discouraged by us but also to mention “it is illegal” and you might face some of the legal action for your self-motivated actions.
If that isn’t enough, here are some of the highlighted dangers of doing the underground outlet work all by yourself from the best electrical contractors in Melbourne.
First Things First, What Do You Know About Underground Outlets?
The electrical outlets that run underground and is responsible for the supply of power to outdoor electrical appliances are known are underground outlets. Underground outlets help you to keep everything seamless and at its place. Instead of having to deal with the lengths of exposed cabling and poorly-hidden tubes, underground outlets keep them from running all-around your property.
Professionals do it by laying cables directly into the ground, running wires through the rigid metal conduits or installing cables with PVC or metal tubing. The work is challenging and requires in-depth knowledge to handle any mishap or keep the necessary precautions while working in dangerous areas.
The underground outlets are helpful in avoiding any accident associated with tripping hazard that would have been very common if not it.
How They Are Good For Your Home?
Be it in gardens, spa or maybe an electrical socket in your backyard for using the power tools; underground outlets come into play in making it all possible. You can also use them for operating the following devices outside:
- Security systems
- Barbecue & entertainment unit
- Outdoor heating
- Outdoor bar
How They Are Good For Commercial Properties?
Commercial electricians in Melbourne readily recommend the underground outlets to their clients. Any outdoor work activity will be benefitted from it. It cut downs the usage of accident-inviting extension cords and portable generators. It also brings ease of work to your workers. You can use them in:
- Outdoors & car park lighting
- Security systems & burglar alarms
- Surveillance cameras
- Electrically operated gates
There are challenges and dangers both involved, “underground” doesn’t mean accidents can’t happen. Consider the weather conditions and other possibilities of damages. A layer of soil isn’t enough to protect the underground outlets. There are various things to consider like the different depths to protect underground outlets.
Secondly, you need to take extra precautions such as using waterproofing tube or sheaths may be to avoid the possibilities of water and electricity mixing. While your garden may look beautiful with the water features, pools and ponds; there is a certain amount of dangers involved which can easily be defeated by hiring a professional electrician. A professional will see to:
- Planning the proximity of underground outlet from the water features
- See to the existing setup and its abilities to handle it.
- Appropriate cables to be used for installation underground.
- Waterproofing the switches and other important factors.
Thus, it is advised to make sure that you are safe and make sure that all the electricity set-ups at your house are safe to use.