It is probably a universal truth that we expect our belongings to be durable. Whenever we buy something, we generally look for traits of sturdiness which indicate durability. This expectation is not limited to personal or household items but also to commercial items that we might be buying for our business purposes.
Looking for qualities of robustness is one thing, and maintaining a product so that it remains in a good shape is another. A lot of times, a product disintegrates not because of its quality but because of maintenance or usage issues. A few simple tricks can help ensure longevity of many items. Today, we will discuss how to take care of wires and cables efficiently.
The Three “Ins”
All wires and cables manufacturers have a set of instructions on the things that you should avoid to ensure that the wires and cables do not get damaged. These instructions include conditions that these cannot withstand, inspection or maintenance timeframe, ideal usage, etc. The guidelines can really make a difference in how long your wires and cables remain intact.
Additionally, manufacturers’ warranty requires you to abide by the instructions because any damage caused due to your handling will not make the manufacturer liable. This just does not apply to wires and cables but to almost all products that have a warranty.
This is an extension of the instructions that we discussed above. Different types of wires and cables have different qualities. For example, some are meant for high voltages, some are resistant to weather, others might be extremely safe because of the insulation. These qualities make each type of wire and cable ideal for a purpose.
Wires and cables manufacturers have installation guidelines as well. Some wires and cables might not be safe if the connection is exposed, others might need no contact with moisture, etc. If the installation is not proper, the wires and cables will get damaged and cause a lot of hassle.
An inspection of all types of wiring prevents accidents and also ensures longevity of your cables. Sometimes, a small section of cable or wire may have cracks or signs of damage that can prove to be fatal. If you overlook such damages, there are chances of short circuits resulting in a longer fault and bigger damage.
Unlike other electrical equipment, inspection in this case cannot be a regular affair because of the nature of connections. Therefore, follow the wires and cables manufacturers’ advice in terms of after the timeframe that the wires and cables can withstand.
If you ponder, all of us have access to these instructions, installation and inspection guidelines. But, we generally do not pay heed to these and it results in deterioration of wires and cables. A fault can cost a lot of money both to replace the products and also to get the connections redone. The trouble caused as a result is a bonus. Therefore, abide by your manufacturers suggestions and enjoy worry free connections.