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What Does it Mean When an Appliance Trips the Breaker?

Do you have to wait until your sister finished drying her hair before you can make toast? A lot of people make these types of adjustments due to over-straining the circuits. The breaker is in place to do just that- prevent the wires from overheating and causing fires. If the breaker is receiving too much power, it shuts off for safety. If your breaker trips after using an appliance or other household item, keep reading. read more

What Should I do about a Dead Outlet?

A dead outlet is something that we have all grappled with at one point in life. Imagine your phone is about to die, so you decide to connect so that it can charge overnight. However, you wake up early in the morning to check your emails and messages only to realize that the phone didn’t charge even though the lights are on. Sounds familiar! Yes, these are the signs of a dead outlet. read more

Tips for Avoiding an Electrical Overload

The modern home has several power-hungry appliances, including air conditioners, electric heaters, washer/dryers, refrigerators, televisions, and lights – all of which can easily push a circuit past its limit. While this is true, if your electrical system has been installed properly, electrical overload should not cause too much damage. This is because circuit breakers in the main panel will automatically cut the power when an electrical overload occurs. In an older home, fuses will burn out, which protects the system. read more

Helpful Tips for Fixing Flickering Lights

If you are like most people, your home is a source of great pride. As a homeowner, you probably want to do everything possible to keep it in good, problem-free condition. However, while there are some home repairs that may seem easy to repair on your own, they may have more complicated causes that require the help of a professional electrician. One of these issues is flickering lights. Some of the most common causes of this problem and what can be done to fix it can be found here. read more

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. read more

Is Your Home’s Electrical Panel Overworking?

Are you having to go to the circuit breaker so often that you are frustrated and annoyed, there’s a good chance that your electrical panel is working overtime. An outdated and overworked electrical panel is a hassle that no homeowner should have to deal with. read more

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