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Outdated Electrical Wiring Can Prove Dangerous


In any house built before 1985, you may have outdated electrical wiring.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 The Many Dangers of Outdated Electrical Wiring Outdated and even hazardous electrical wiring may be concealed behind your walls.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Outdated Electrical Wiring Can Prove Dangerous2018-05-15T16:09:21+00:00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

Electrical Hum: What Is It and Should I Worry?


Called the "mains" hum by electricians and savvy homeowners, the electrical hum emerges from appliances because electricity needs to travel through alternating current, which transfers voltage in the pattern of a sine wave. The Science Behind Electrical Hum Depending on power line frequency, the sound can be 50 Hz or 60 Hz. It is low [...]

Electrical Hum: What Is It and Should I Worry?2018-03-05T17:19:22+00:00

Security Lighting Keeps Your Home Secure


We all love to have a level of control in our homes, and being able to control your security will help you sleep well at night and feel secure in your home. Security lighting is any lighting that is placed around your home to keep potential intruders away. There are a number of things people [...]

Security Lighting Keeps Your Home Secure2018-02-21T17:15:13+00:00

Sparking Outlet and How to Address It


If you notice a sparking outlet in your home, then odds are you need to take action to avoid further issues and potential danger. Sparks can obviously lead to things like fire and electrical shock, so don't wait before getting help for this hazardous situation! Normal or Abornmal Sparking Outlet? A single spark, when you [...]

Sparking Outlet and How to Address It2018-02-14T19:47:00+00:00

Charging Devices Can Be Dangerous, Depending on Location


Many scientists confirm that charging devices can be dangerous both to the users and the gadget, with the risk arising from the electromagnetic radiations emitted by the devices, and more pressingly, the risk of fire when overheated charging blocks are too close to fabrics. Be Careful Where You're Charging Devices Even though you might attest [...]

Charging Devices Can Be Dangerous, Depending on Location2018-02-07T16:28:54+00:00