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What Do “Test” and “Reset” Buttons Do on Outlets?

Posted On: May 29, 2017

Your home’s electrical outlets are probably not one of the features that you pay much attention to. However, if you take a closer look at the electrical outlets in your bathroom, you may find a “test” and “reset” button that you didn’t see before. If you’re like many homeowners, then this is probably the first…

How to Reset Electrical Outlets

Posted On: May 17, 2017

Almost all new homes use ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) for their electrical outlets. GFCI outlets help prevent potentially fatal accidents from occurring in the event that water seeps into the outlet or the electrical device that’s plugged in gets wet. Basically, the GFCI can recognize if the electricity isn’t returning, and will immediately cut…

How to Babyproof Everything Electrical

Posted On: May 9, 2017

If you have a baby in your home or are expecting a baby, then you’ll quickly realize that your house could easily be turned into a death trap if it’s not babyproofed properly. Although you’re going to do your best to keep an eye on your baby 24 hours a day, seven days a week,…

Why Does My Outlet Spark When I Unplug Something?

Posted On: April 27, 2017

If you unplug something from one of your electrical outlets and you see a spark, it’s understandable that you might be a little worried. In some cases, a small spark is not out of the ordinary and is nothing to worry about. In other cases it might be indicative of a problem with your outlet…

Why Aren’t My Solar Lights Working?

Posted On: April 12, 2017

Investing in solar lights can be incredibly beneficial. Not only will you be reducing your environmental footprint, but the use of solar lights can greatly reduce your monthly energy costs – to the point where they can eventually pay for themselves. However, as effective and efficient as they can be, you may still experience some…

Are Childproof Outlets Actually Safe?

Posted On: February 27, 2017

If you have children, then childproofing your home is most likely a big priority for you. And if it’s not – it certainly should be! One of the main areas of focus when it comes childproofing your home should be your outlets. Electrical outlets can be very dangerous to children of all ages because of…

How to Childproof Electrical Outlets

Posted On: September 30, 2016

Most electrical outlets are located near the ground, which means that children can easily access them. The last thing you want is for a child to fool around with an outlet as it can result in a severe injury – or even a death. Fortunately, there are ways that you can childproof your electrical outlets…

How Does Electricity Get to Your Home?

Posted On: September 28, 2016

People often talk about where electricity comes from, referring to the source fuel that supplies the power. There’s much that can be said about natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and hydropower energy. Regardless of where your electricity originally comes from, it goes through a power plant and distribution lines to get to your…

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