Electrical risers are used to house electrical wiring in a building and to bring these wires safely from one floor of the building to another. The risers both protect and hide away the electrical wiring from harm. Risers are often made from galvanized steel so that they protect the walls around the wiring from potential fire hazard. When risers are constructed and installed there needs to be enough room for the cables to fit with some space. The risers go through the various levels of a building bringing cables and wires to the electrical panels that they belong to.
When redesigning a building it may be necessary to put new electrical risers in the building. This is especially true if the wiring is being updated or replaced, or if there is a need to hide the cables to keep up the new design. Risers can be encased in wallboard and painted to look like a part of the wall or they could be set up to stand out. Risers must be carefully placed so that they are safe and so that they don’t interfere with any structural beams. The professional will typically prepare a diagram of the risers and how they run through the building before installation. This ensures that the right wiring and cables are being directed to the correct area of the building and to the panels correctly.