2016

Top Electrical Issues That Should Be Dealt with ASAP

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All homes have occasional electrical problems; circuits could trip, or an outlet may stop working. But there are some issues that shouldn’t be ignored because they either won’t fix themselves or could quickly become a fire hazard. Here are the top four electrical issues that warrant a call to an electrician. Normal Outlet in a Not-So-Normal Place Okay, so maybe the bathroom and kitchen aren’t abnormal places in your home, but these two rooms absolutely must have special outlets called GFCIs.…

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What You Should Know About Electrical Arcing And Protecting Your Home And Family From Potential Fires

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Approximately one-third of residential electrical fires are due to a phenomenon known as arcing. This dangerous problem is also insidious, as its presence often isn’t known until a fire has broken out. However, there are actions you can take as a homeowner to prevent electrical arcing and keep both your home and family members safe. Below is more information about arcing and what steps you should take: An introduction to electrical arcing…

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Baseboard Heater Noise: Its Cause And What You Can Do To Correct The Problem

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A noisy baseboard heater can be disruptive in a quiet, peaceful home, and many homeowners are at a loss to explain why they produce sounds. Fortunately, there are usually fairly simple causes at work, and most of the time, homeowners are able to implement a solution that will end the noise. Below is why baseboard heaters produce noise and what you can do to correct the trouble: Causes of baseboard heater noise…

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4 Dangerous Mistakes You're Making With Extension Cords

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Hospitals in the United States see roughly 4,000 extension cord-related injuries per year. While most of these injuries could be prevented with proper extension cord management, few people know exactly how to keep themselves and their families safe from extension cord accidents. If you’re doing any of the below four things when using extension cords, you’re creating a dangerous environment. 1. You’re Not Checking Their Wattage Limits Before you run to the hardware store or go rifling through your garage for an extension cord, do you look for the wattage of the appliance you plan to connect the cord to?…

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