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Fall is here and the nights are cold. It’s time to pull out the extra blankets and crank on the heater! For those who don’t have central heat and choose to use an electric space heater inside, make sure you know the following safety precautions:

  • Be sure to buy a space heater with a
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Our Mr. Electric technicians are happy to perform an electrical safety inspection on your home. Electrical safety inspections keep both you and your home safe by ensuring that your home meets the legal standards for safety. We recommend that you get an inspection when buying a new home, or if...Read more

There are many potential safety hazards present in your kitchen. Do you know what they are and how you can stay safe? We can help you out!

  1. Using multiple kitchen appliances at the same time can overload the circuit or outlet. Make sure all appliances are professionally and properly
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There can be just as many electrical safety hazards outside of your home as there are inside. Whether you are out doing yard work or simply relaxing on your patio, it is important to know how you can prevent electrical injury. Here are a few tips that can keep you safe while outdoors:

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Out-of-date outlets can be a safety hazard for your home. Old two-pronged or ungrounded outlets can cause electrical shock because excess electrical charges have nowhere to go but into your devices- or you! Even with a surge protector, ungrounded outlets can damage your electronics.  The...Read more

Extension cords give you the convenience of placing electronics wherever you would like. Although extension cords are simple and easy to use, there are some safety precautions that should be taken.

  1. Make sure that the electronic you are plugging into the extension cord does not have
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Your electrical panel is what provides electricity to the lights, outlets and appliances throughout your home. The panel can be used to shut off electricity or restore the flow of electricity. It can be easy to forget about electrical panels because they are...Read more

There are a lot of things you can do to be safe when it comes to electricity. Part of being safe means being knowledgeable about the dangers of electricity and being able to recognize fact from fiction. Here are just a few common myths about electrical safety.

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A well-lit home is a safe home!

It’s summertime and many Ventura County residents are getting ready for vacations. Keeping the outside of your house illuminated while you are away can deter any unwanted visitors from breaking in. Low-voltage light systems can be easily connected to...Read more