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7 Fall Electrical Safety Tips

Posted On: September 15, 2016

The weather around the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area is finally starting to cool off a bit as we head from summer into fall. As the temperatures begin dropping, you’re going to begin depending more on electric appliances and the systems they control. To ensure that your house remains, follow these fall electrical…

Benefits of Standby Generators

Posted On: September 3, 2016

Why Install a Home Backup Generator? Nobody likes dealing with a power outage, which is why investing in a standby generator is great way to avoid having to do so. However, you might balk at the cost of investing in a standby generator. Before you decide that spending a few hours or a few days…

What Is a GFCI Outlet?

Posted On: August 30, 2016

Electricity is dangerous, but as we all know, it’s a necessity. However, because it is dangerous, there are a number of safety measures to help reduce the risk of things like electrical fires and electric shock. For example, fuses are meant to prevent electrical fires from occurring. But you may want to add extra protection…

Why Is My Outlet Hot?

Posted On: August 15, 2016

Seeing as how your outlets are used to run electricity through your home and into your appliances and electronic devices, the last thing you want to deal with is a problem with your outlet that could cause damage or injury. For example, when your outlet becomes hot to the touch. Your Outlet Is Hot Because……

Summer Electrical Safety Tips

Posted On: July 29, 2016

The summer is a season almost everyone looks forward to – after all, who doesn’t love the warm temperatures that summer brings? Hanging by the pool, summer cookouts, and barbeques bring family and friends together. However, safety should still be your priority. If you don’t want to ruin your summer fun due to the lack…

Why Does My Microwave Trip the Breaker?

Posted On: July 15, 2016

Almost every home has a microwave. Newer homes come with microwaves pre-installed, commonly found above the stove top. However, older homes, rental properties, or apartments often require you to purchase a microwave and plug it into a kitchen outlet—an outlet that may not be wired to handle the electrical capacity you demand. If this is…

Why Is My Light Switch Sparking

Posted On: June 14, 2016

Every once in a while when you turn a light switch on or off, you might see a spark. It’s understandable if you’re a little bit concerned and thinking, “Why is my light switch sparking?” After all, electrical components can cause serious injuries if they aren’t functioning properly. The last thing you want is for your…

How to Reset Tripped Circuit Breakers

Posted On: May 29, 2016

The purpose of your property’s circuit breaker is to help protect electrical circuits from overheating and causing damage, such as an electrical fire. To prevent this from happening, the circuit breaker will “trip” (automatically shut off), thereby cutting off the power to its designated circuit. To regain power to your property, you will need to…

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