Archive | Electrical Safety

Only You Can Prevent Electrical Fires

Electrical failure or malfunctions account for more than 45,000 home fires per year and result in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage per year according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). To help reduce your risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe, follow these simple safety […]

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Protect Your Home with a Whole-House Surge Protector

Each electronic device in your home, from your HVAC unit to your large screen television, and high-tech audio equipment has a microprocessor. Without adequate protection, power surges can destroy these microprocessors, rendering your home electronics and/or appliances completely useless. The cost to replace each damaged device is much more expensive than installing a whole-house surge protector. […]

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How to Eliminate Drafts Around Electrical Outlets

Drafts in a home can be more than just unpleasant. They may be an indication of air leaks, which can lead to decreased energy-efficiency, and increased monthly expenditures. If you are feeling the chill or are simply tired of receiving high electricity bills, and you have already sealed around your doors and windows, checking your […]

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Childproofing with Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Electrical outlets form a major part of our everyday lives. You can find them in every room of your home. Lamps, phone charges, laptop cables, and power outlets all need to plugged into these outlets. Unfortunately, standard electrical outlets were not designed with children’s safety in mind, thus necessitating the need for childproofing – until […]

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DIY Electrical Repair?

Carrying out your own electrical work can be tempting. While DIY electrical repair may work out well when it comes to simpler projects, such as replacing a light switch or repairing a garbage disposal, larger projects require the expertise of a licensed electrician. A prime example of this is installing new wiring. Aside from the […]

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Common Electrical Problems

Why do my lights flicker? This problem can be caused by several factors including plugging in an appliance that temporary draws more power causing the lights to flicker. Flickering lights are also often indicative of a defective or loose light bulb. If replacing or tightening the bulb doesn’t solve the problem, it is best to […]

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The Importance of Electrical Safety Inspections

Our electrical systems run quietly in the background, inside the walls and ceiling of our homes, allowing us to power a great variety of modern-day comforts. Our smartphones, our laptops, the Internet, our heating systems, our televisions, our kitchen stoves and refrigerators are all powered by electricity. Most of us, myself included, would be lost […]

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