How Lightning Damages Homes and Tips For Prevention

When you hear the words extreme weather, your mind will probably go to the most drastic extremes like hurricanes, but even an everyday thunderstorm can result in extreme conditions. That ordinary thunderstorm may have damaging hail and create water damage. It can also have dangerous lightning. Lightning damages homes just as much as some of…

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Home Electrical Projects You Should Never Do Yourself

There are a lot of incredible things that homeowners can do on their own. In today’s DIY world, it’s amazing to see what the average person can complete with two hands and no previous training. Re-tiling a bathroom, installing fences, or renovating a room used to only be jobs for experienced contractors. Now, homeowners are…

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Electrical Safety for your Commercial Building Before, During, and After a Disaster

Unfortunately, we cannot avoid most disasters. That goes double for natural disasters. The best we can hope for is plenty of notice that a disaster is coming so we can make the necessary preparations for it. One of the main hazards associated with disasters hitting commercial structures is the electric supply to the building. Electricity…

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Ways To Childproof the Outlets in Your Home

It’s not until you have a child when you realize just how many ordinary things around the home can be potentially hazardous. And electrical outlets are near the top of the list. Sticking our fingers or toys into them don’t even cross our minds, but for a child, the curiosity of doing so is a…

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10 Reasons Your House Needs Rewiring

Most homeowners understand that as your house ages, it needs more and more work. This is especially true for your electrical wiring. It’s not only necessary for basic electrical needs, but it can also be dangerous to leave old wiring unchecked. The U.S. Fire Administration states that there are approximately 29,000 electrical fires each year….

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What is Whole Home Surge Protection

Are you considering whole home surge protection to keep your electronics from sustaining damage? Were you even aware this was an option? Much like the power strips you likely have all over your home, whole home surge protection aims to protect your electrical system and appliances. If you have never experienced a power surge, it…

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What’s The Difference Between a Fuse and a Circuit Breaker?

If you work in the electrical design field, it’s standard to know the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of fuses versus circuit breakers. However, for the common homeowner, answering this question can be a little bit more difficult. In order to understand the difference between a fuse and a circuit breaker, it’s good to start at…

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What Type of Electrician Do I Need

For most people, an electrician is an electrician. They’re respected professionals with extensive knowledge in all things electric. However, what most people don’t know, is that there are a variety of electrician specialties, services, and repairs. Hiring the wrong type of electrician for the wrong job could end up costing you in the end. That’s…

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10 Tips for Identifying and Fixing an Electrical Short

Fixing an electrical short can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. For most people, a short circuit diagram looks like rocket ship schematics. If you have ever dealt with an electrical short without any previous experience, you likely know how frustrating it can be. The information provided in this article…

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Electrical Panel 101: Do You Know the Basics of Your Electrical Panel?

One of the things that you may be taking advantage of in your home without really thinking much about is your electrical panel. As long as it’s working correctly, and providing electricity for your home you more than likely don’t give it too much thought. However, when something goes wrong do you know the basics…

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