Portable Heaters Safety Tips


Portable heaters are economical, especially when the cost of main heating is high or a system is inefficient at heating the entire house. Portable heaters are efficient in keeping you warm, however, they must be used cautiously. Tim Kyle Electric, an electrician serving Fredrick County, MD, provides the following safety tips for use of portable [...]

Portable Heaters Safety Tips2018-11-20T12:52:32+00:00

Clean Electronics Safely with These Tips


Did you know some electronics are dirtier than the toilet seat? Gadgets accumulate dust, grease, bacteria, and more. According to a study conducted by the London School of Hygiene, which involved testing random phones, 92% of them were carrying disease-causing bacteria. With that in mind, let us look at the best ways to clean electronics. [...]

Clean Electronics Safely with These Tips2018-09-24T18:37:13+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

Lightning Rod for Home Protection


A lightning rod is a simple metal rod with a pointed end that is attached to a building's roof. It carries electrical current away from a structure by providing a path to the ground. When lightning strikes a building, it seeks to find a path with little or no resistance. Without a lightning rod, electricity [...]

Lightning Rod for Home Protection2018-07-23T16:53:12+00:00

Electrical Safety: Preventative Measures Prevent Fires


Whether you're living alone, with a roommate, or with your family, electrical safety should always be in the back of your mind. We use so many electronics on a day-to-day basis that there is always some level of risk associated with the possible ignition of an electrical fire. Keep Electrical Safety in Mind All the [...]

Electrical Safety: Preventative Measures Prevent Fires2018-07-12T14:44:35+00:00

Electrical Outlets Must Be Grounded for Safety


Safety is the most important thing when it comes to any aspect of electrical work. Electricity is inherently dangerous, producing shocks and fires, among other issues. Something you many never think about is whether or not your electrical outlets are grounded or ungrounded, though this factors heavily into your ability to safely use them. Get [...]

Electrical Outlets Must Be Grounded for Safety2018-07-06T16:29:44+00:00

Electrical Safety Means a Ground Wire


As a homeowner, you may have some experience with electrical work inasmuch as you've needed an electrician to fix or look at something once or twice. However, have you ever heard of a "ground wire?" This is actually a big part of electrical safety and is needed to keep the system running smoothly. Electrical Safety [...]

Electrical Safety Means a Ground Wire2018-05-25T15:13:23+00:00

Outdated Electrical Wiring Can Prove Dangerous


In any house built before 1985, you may have outdated electrical wiring. Having it assessed by a qualified electrical contractor might assist you to know if it is time for substitution. The Many Dangers of Outdated Electrical Wiring Outdated and even hazardous electrical wiring may be concealed behind your walls. Even if the electrical system [...]

Outdated Electrical Wiring Can Prove Dangerous2018-05-15T16:09:21+00:00

Electrical Safety Tips for New Parents


As a new parent, it is overwhelming to keep track of the young toddlers who are attracted to dangerous objects, such as hanging electric wires and fire. According to CDC, accidents are the leading cause of the death among children. In fact, it is estimated that 9,000 children die in the U.S annually as a [...]

Electrical Safety Tips for New Parents2018-04-24T14:52:28+00:00

Kitchen Fire Preparedness Is Key


According to recent research, most fires are likely to originate from the kitchen. Ironically, kitchen fires are among the easiest to avoid if you can take precautions and follow simple safety steps. Employing the following safety practices in your kitchen can, therefore, take you a long way in avoiding unnecessary losses from an avoidable kitchen [...]

Kitchen Fire Preparedness Is Key2018-03-12T16:22:48+00:00