There are several easy ways to protect the cable at home so you do not have to often replace it. Some simple ways below should be used for low voltage cables such as cables charging cell phones, wired controller console or wired headphones. For large damaged cables, you should throw them away to avoid being electrocuted or fired.
Before trying the tips below, you should remove the cable from the plugs.
1. Protect cables with pipes
Do you have pets? Sometimes, pets love to bite wires in your home. An easy way to protect the cable from a pet bite is by coating the cable with a vinyl pipe. Cut the bottom of the pipe / hose and insert the cable that is vulnerable to being bitten by your pet.
2. Cover the cable with a spiral wrap / cable wrap
If cutting the hose sounds too much of a hassle, you can also look for a product called spiral wrap or cable wrap to coat the cable in your home. One advantage of cable wrapping is that you can unite multiple cables.
3. Prevent wires from fraying with pens
Some vulnerable cables become frayed, such as cell phone charger cables or headphones. You can avoid this by using per on pen. First, you have to unpack the pen and then take it away. Roughly per small and insert to the end of the cable.
4. Tapered cable
If your cable is already frayed, you can fix it by welding it back. Before welding the cable using a plastic weld, you should clean the cable first.
5. Take advantage of Lego
Did you know, Lego guy has the right hand size to hold the cable? You can use double-sided tape to attach the Lego guy to the place where the cable is. If the cable is not in use, You can tie it to Lego’s hand so the cable is hard to reach by your dog or cat.
6. Do not step on the cable
If your house has only a few plugs, then most likely, there will be many wires will be confused in places where people walk. Stomping on cables can damage cables quickly. The best way to protect the cable is to use a cable bridge protector.