Category Archives: Electrical Safety

Help or Hazard: Are Your Electrical Panels Safe

With the ongoing advancements in technology, houses are being built across the country faster than ever. As time passes, older homes and their components become out of date, and suffer a reduction in efficiency.

Common Causes of Power Surges and How You Can Protect Your Property

Put simply, a power surge occurs when the voltage in an electrical circuit increases to a level higher than what the circuit was designed to handle. This can present a hazardous situation for several reasons.

What to Expect When Upgrading the Wiring in an Older House

You may wonder if you can afford to put off upgrading the wiring in an older house. While delaying this may seem like a smart option, it’s usually not a good idea.

What Should You Do if Your Electrical Outlets Get Wet?

A wet electrical outlet presents a serious risk in your home. If you take immediate steps, you can reduce these risks and have time to replace or to repair the outlet that’s been affected. Keep reading to learn the right way to manage a wet outlet in your home.

The Three Prong Adapter: Are They Safe?

The three- or two-prong adapter, which is also called a cheater plug, allows you to connect a three-pronged plug to a non-grounded receptacle that only has two slots. These are mainly used for plugging in electronics and appliances to the older two-prong receptacles.

The Risks Associated with Outdated Wiring

If you have a home that is 30 years old – or more – chances are you have outdated wiring and it’s not designed to operate safely with your modern lifestyle.

Backyard Electrical Wiring in Kansas City: DIY or Professional Needed?

Thanks to advances in the technology of low-voltage lighting, Kansas City homeowners now have the ability to make exciting changes to their outdoor areas. While there are several DIY outdoor lighting options available, it’s also important to know when you will need the help of a professional electrician for your backyard electrical wiring projects.

Home Electrical Components: How to Keep Things Safe and Sound

Electricity is very powerful. If you are like most people, it’s something you use every day, but may not give it much thought. In fact, it’s so commonplace, you may forget how powerful and potentially dangerous it really is.

The Many Dangers of Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob and tube wiring was a popular option in American from 1880 until the latter part of the 1940s. It’s an early style of electrical wiring that’s easy to identify by its ceramic, white, spool-like knobs. It’s still found in a number of older homes and presents several dangers to those who live in them. … Continue reading The Many Dangers of Knob and Tube Wiring

Tips to Help Ensure Your Electrical System Works Safely Throughout the Year

How often do you use your electrical system? You may not realize it, but this is one of the most used systems in your entire home. Since it is so important, you need to make sure that things run smoothly and your electrical system works safely throughout the year.