All homes have a complex electrical wiring that usually suffers a lot of wear and tear. In such a case you need to identify if there is a chance of short circuit and the best way to evaluate it is by using a circuit tracer.
With the help of a branch circuit tracer, you can identify whether the insulation on the high power wires are all right or not. The circuit tracers are essential in preventing any mishap that might occur due to leakage of power.
Aside from its main purpose, a circuit tracer will help you identify the following issues with the circuit in your home:
- Power leakage: As mentioned above, if you suspect that there is power leakage from certain parts of the electric circuit in your home, then use a circuit tracer to identify the exact location of the power leakage. Based on the reading on the circuit tracer, you can evaluate the extent of the power leakage and whether or not re-wiring is required.
- Insulation of the wiring: Based on the reading of the circuit tracer, you can also evaluate if the insulation in the circuitry of your home is intact or not. This is especially important for the high power wires in your home. You need to ensure that the insulation is intact to prevent any mishap from occurring.
- Tracing of wires: If for some reason a particular section of the wiring is not working, you need to trace the entire wiring to find the circuit breaker. Once you have identified the problem in the wiring you can repair it. However, you will need to understand the reading on the circuit tracer to identify the wiring problem.
Guesswork can be fatal, especially in high-voltage scenarios, as in wiring. Use a circuit tracer to save you the trouble.