Electrical Outlets Heating Up: What Does It Mean?

2017-11-30T17:21:28+00:00

It can be disturbing to realize that your electrical outlets are heating up. Many home fires are reported to be caused by overheated or shorted outlets and appliances. In fact, according to United States Fire Association (USFA), electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans and injure 2,305 more each year. [...]

Electrical Outlets Heating Up: What Does It Mean? 2017-11-30T17:21:28+00:00

Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

2017-11-14T21:30:15+00:00

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that the annual holiday lights-related fire risks are also going to be relevant again. Make sure that you have a fire safety plan for your family and home in case the tree lights or other electronics malfunction. […]

Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays 2017-11-14T21:30:15+00:00

Holiday Lighting Hazards May Not Be Obvious

2017-10-27T20:25:25+00:00

The holiday seasons should be a time of joy and family enrichment – not a time for urgent visits to the hospital emergency room. Unfortunately, for some families, the hazards of setting up holiday decorations, particularly holiday lighting, can lead to injuries and accidents that put a damper on the festive season. There are a [...]

Holiday Lighting Hazards May Not Be Obvious 2017-10-27T20:25:25+00:00

Defective Electronics Carry Great Risk

2017-11-06T19:42:26+00:00

If you have a device that is showing signs of problems, then you may think that the potential damage will be limited to the one, malfunctioning item. However, defective electronics have the potential to then damage other devices and possibly cause serious hazards, so keep this in mind before you wait too long to fix [...]

Defective Electronics Carry Great Risk 2017-11-06T19:42:26+00:00

Security Lighting Illuminates Possible Dangers

2017-10-27T20:03:26+00:00

Illuminating a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, hallway, and more is often a serious undertaking for homeowners. Style plays a role to highlight and underscore a particular decorative aesthetic inside a home in addition to providing the light necessary to carry on household business and prevent injuries to occupants. Of course, you don’t have to start with [...]

Security Lighting Illuminates Possible Dangers 2017-10-27T20:03:26+00:00

Electrical Safety Inspection Necessary This Time of Year

2017-10-25T17:26:36+00:00

You may not be thinking about the new year yet, but that doesn’t mean that the end of the year isn’t approaching. That means that the possibility for snowfall increases with each passing day. In order to prepare yourself for any weather-related emergencies, you should have an electrical safety inspection carried out at home. [...]

Electrical Safety Inspection Necessary This Time of Year 2017-10-25T17:26:36+00:00

Lightning Arrestor: What Is It, and Do You Need One?

2017-10-09T18:51:11+00:00

There are a lot of products out there that claim to be able to protect your home from this and that. For example, a lightning arrestor is meant to be “installed on the exterior of a building can prevent structural damage to your property due to lightning and similar discharges.” How important is it, though, [...]

Lightning Arrestor: What Is It, and Do You Need One? 2017-10-09T18:51:11+00:00

Kitchen Fires: A Dangerous Occurrence

2017-09-25T19:37:07+00:00

One of the more common types of fire in the American home is the kitchen fire. This is because there is a concentration of several fire hazards: electricity, fire source, and grease. A grease fire is particularly dangerous and common in a kitchen. Electrical fires are also common due to the many electrical appliances used [...]

Kitchen Fires: A Dangerous Occurrence 2017-09-25T19:37:07+00:00

Smoke Detectors: How Do They Work?

2017-09-25T19:12:33+00:00

If you’ve ever been cooking and there’s seemingly no smoke but the smoke detectors are blaring, you may have wondered why that happens. These devices can save lives and are absolutely necessary to be installed everywhere, but that doesn’t mean everyone understands how they function. Maybe we should! […]

Smoke Detectors: How Do They Work? 2017-09-25T19:12:33+00:00

Expiration Dates for Your Electronic Devices

2017-08-09T17:44:11+00:00

It’s pretty obvious when most things need to be thrown away and replaced. Food, for instance, makes it pretty clear once it’s gone bad and is unsafe to keep around. However, you may not realize that even your electronics have ‘expiration dates’ beyond which you should replace them in order to keep them functioning well… [...]

Expiration Dates for Your Electronic Devices 2017-08-09T17:44:11+00:00