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.
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
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.
When considering household electrical issues, homeowners often think of lights being too dim or bright or storm surges. However, the most serious electrical issues may come from the smallest electrical components in the home – like a sparking outlet.
There is no question that technology is all around. While it brings a wide array of benefits to your life, it can also bring a new, unique mess – the many electrical cords you use for all your devices.
Did you know there are more than 25,000 electrical fires reported each year in the United States? It’s true, and the most common causes of these fires is the mishandling of electrical devices. Any time electricity is involved, safety is paramount. Even a small mistake can leave you with serious property damage – or worse.
When it gets cold outside, you may be looking for a way to stay cozy and warm inside. While an electric blanket can help to keep you warm at night, it’s important to keep in mind that it runs on electricity. This means that you need to have the attitude of “safety first” when you … Continue reading Stay Safe: Do’s and Don’ts of Using an Electric Blanket
When you are a new parent, it can be extremely challenging to keep up with babies and young toddlers who seem to be attracted to the most dangerous objects – such as fire and hanging electric wires. Unfortunately, according to information from the CDC, accidents are the top cause of death among children. In fact, … Continue reading Electrical Safety Tips for New Parents
Is your home prepared for a lightning strike? The fact is, heavy storms and lightning can cause serious damage all year long. A as result, you need to ensure your home doesn’t fall victim to the damages lightning is known for.
Have you ever walked into your house, flipped a switch and then noticed that your lights flicker when they try to come home? Or have you turned on one of your appliances in one room and then your lamp in a neighboring room flicker? While you may write this off as being something that “just … Continue reading Dangerous Electrical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore