Ground Fault Outlets (GFCI) That Tell You When They Trip!

Have you ever walked into your garage or basement and discovered a puddle of water on the floor and realized that your freezer has no power? After some investigating you find that the culprit is the GFCI outlet. It tripped, shutting off power to the freezer, and you had no idea. This can happen, especially …

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Problems with an Electrical Junction Box

Failing to install a junction box is perhaps the biggest mistake homeowners make. A junction box can be also called an electrical box or connection box. These inexpensive devices protect electrical connections while containing sparks or heat should a short circuit occur. Installing a plastic or steel junction box adds a step when you are …

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Safeguard Your Home with Surge Protection

How important is your home’s appliances & electronic equipment? The money you can save with surge protection may be more than you think. What Causes Power Surges? You may have thought of a thunderstorm first and you would not be wrong. Storms are responsible for lots of horror stories about home fires and property loss. …

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These Electrical Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

Most of us take electricity for granted, fully expecting that the outlets, wiring, extension cords, and power strips in our homes will operate safely and reliably. But electricity can be dangerous when improperly handled, so it’s important to understand how it works before starting a new DIY project. Accidental exposure to electricity can have serious …

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Stay Safe Around Electricity To Keep The Holidays Bright For You!

The holiday season is in full swing and Christmas is right around the corner! As you “deck the halls” and make other preparations, please pause to review our electrical safety tips and take care to avoid potential hazards. Holiday Safety Tip #1: Inspect all electrical decorations for damage before use. Cracked or damaged sockets, loose …

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Warning Signs That Your Home Electrical Wiring May Cause a Fire

U.S. fire departments responded to 45,210 home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction between 2010 and 2014, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires resulted in 420 deaths, 1,370 injuries, and $1.4 billion in direct property damage each year. Many home electrical fires, however, can be prevented if you’re able to …

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Staying Safe At Home-Electricity Safety Tips

Even though electricity is commonplace, there is still quite a bit of danger associated with improper use. Carefully observe all safety measures when using electricity to keep yourself – and your family – safe. Also, it’s always best to seek help with anything you may think is faulty or damaged and get it fixed by …

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Summertime Electrical Problems & Recommendations

We have become so highly dependent upon electricity in our daily lives that a power outage is debilitating to most of us. From the simple loss of lighting to more pressing issues like our food spoiling and suffering from the indoor heat or cold—the level of inconvenience experienced when the electricity goes out is beyond …

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Pool & Hot Tub Electrical Safety

As you know, water and electricity don’t mix. That’s why electrical safety is so important when dealing with swimming pools & hot tubs. Pools and spas come in every shape and size, and most require some electrical equipment to maintain water quality, power lights, run pumps, etc. These electrical installations must be done according to the electrical …

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