Replace Old Outlets to Keep Your Home Safe


One of the things any qualified residential electrical service in Emmitsburg will tell you about preventing house fires is to make sure that your wiring is up-to-date, which has a huge impact on safety. This especially applies to replacing outdated or nonfunctional electrical outlets. In fact, when you replace your old outlets, your fire risk [...]

Replace Old Outlets to Keep Your Home Safe2018-11-29T18:29:58+00:00

Recessed Outlets: A New Option


Recessed outlets are a new trend. This type of outlet has a face plate set deeper into the wall than a regular outlet. The recess prevents plugs and connectors from protruding beyond the surface of the wall. Not only do recessed electrical outlets make a sleek aesthetic statement, but they also offer safety advantages. Recessed [...]

Recessed Outlets: A New Option2018-11-08T15:03:16+00:00

Electrical Outlets: Various Types and Their Purpose


Electricity provides us with convenience and stability, among other things. We often don't stop to consider the mundane components surrounding us that help make electricity a part of our everyday lives. Electrical outlets are a prime example of items which we may overlook and take for granted. Even more importantly, a better understanding of them [...]

Electrical Outlets: Various Types and Their Purpose2018-09-17T21:55:54+00:00

Outdoor Outlets: Are Yours Protected?


Of all the electrical outlets in use around the home, outdoor outlets are among the most vulnerable. Because of their constant exposure to changing weather conditions, outdoor outlets can be a safety hazard. Consequently, failure to properly protect these outlets will result in damage to your home or to your person. Outdoor Outlets Safety for [...]

Outdoor Outlets: Are Yours Protected?2018-09-17T21:20:12+00:00

Childproof Your Outlets to Keep Kids Safe


Everyone is excited about a toddler beginning to crawl. Tiny hands begin to reach, explore, and learn. Toddlers discover toys and utensils and explore every corner they can find. Unfortunately, this exploratory phase may also include a new interest in electrical outlets located at their crawling height. A parent must take proper precautions to childproof your [...]

Childproof Your Outlets to Keep Kids Safe2018-08-29T19:46:32+00:00

Outdoor Outlet Safety: What You Need to Know


Damaged outdoor outlets are among the biggest causes of electrocutions and home fires in the United States. As a homeowner, you need to ensure your family and home are safe by following proper outdoor outlet safety measures. Outdoor Outlet Safety Tips Tip #1: Inspect Your Outdoor Outlets It is not always advisable to wait until [...]

Outdoor Outlet Safety: What You Need to Know2018-08-28T17:09:22+00:00

Upgrade Outlets for Home Safety


A two-prong outlet is not grounded: therefore, it does not have adequate wiring to protect you from possible surges of electricity. Without this extra protection, you are at risk for electrical shock, electric fires, and damaged appliances. If you have older two-prong outlets in your home, then you should upgrade outlets for home safety. Upgrade [...]

Upgrade Outlets for Home Safety2018-08-25T11:41:14+00:00

Outlet Testing by Your Local Electrician


You may be tempted to perform your own outlet testing if household circuits are not functioning properly. There are DIY ways in which you can test an outlet: however, it is much wiser to call an electrician if you notice certain signs that may indicate a dangerous situation. Signs You Should Look For Certainly, a [...]

Outlet Testing by Your Local Electrician2018-07-20T11:36:35+00:00

Three-Prong Outlets: Should I Upgrade?


As technology progresses, items that were suitable in the past can now become obsolete, and even potentially-dangerous if they're really outdated. If you have an older home with two-prong outlets, then your safest option is to have those outlets rewired to grounded three-prong outlets. Two-Prong Outlets Versus Three-Prong Outlets A three-prong outlet has a ground wire while [...]

Three-Prong Outlets: Should I Upgrade?2018-08-06T19:37:31+00:00

Outlet Upgrades May Be Necessary


Home safety is essential to every homeowner. Outdated electrical outlets and degraded loose wires within a home pose as a safety hazards: as a result, outlet upgrades may be necessary. Upgrading from two-prong outlets to three-prong outlets limits the possibility of an electrical fault occurring (electrical faults escalate to fire emergencies if upgrades are not [...]

Outlet Upgrades May Be Necessary2018-07-20T11:32:16+00:00