When it comes to home renovations, you’ll probably encounter some challenges with electrical circuits. You may have heard that black wires are live and white wires are neutral. Any experienced electrician will tell you that this isn’t always true.

You Never Know What You’ll Get

Don’t ever assume that your home’s wiring is standard or up to code. Previous homeowners or novices may have worked on the system. Before you start any major rewiring project, talk to an electrician to ensure you do the project safely and correctly.

A Tool You Can Use

If a professional isn’t immediately available, you can use a voltage tester to determine which wires are live. Make sure you use a reliable tool and use it properly before proceeding.

Once you feel comfortable with your electrical system, you can start your project. Always consult an electrician first.