Blog Posts in Home Safety

Electricity is a natural phenomenon created from charged particles, static accumulation, or dynamic currents. People mistakenly lump electricity, energy, and power together, but they are three separate...Continue Reading

Flood damage is often obvious in the form of stains, damaged furniture, mold, and a musty smell. What’s less obvious is what happens to your electrical wiring after flooding. If your home has flooded, your electrical wiring will most likely need to be replaced, even if it was only temporarily,...Continue Reading

Usually, if your smoke detector is chirping, the batteries have gone bad. The chirping is a built-in warning system to let you know to change out the batteries. Although this is most often the cause, there can be other reasons for an incessant chirp.

All homes typically have one of two...Continue Reading

It’s happened to many people: You go to heat up something in your microwave but, instead of popping your popcorn or reheating your pizza, the appliance turns on and then immediately goes dark. Unless the GFCI outlet has tripped, the problem is certainly an electrical short. This issue can happen...Continue Reading

If you have an electric outlet not working but the breaker is not tripped, your options are limited if you’re not an electrician. The first and only thing you should do after checking the breaker is to make sure the...Continue Reading

There are few things more inconvenient or dangerous than a winter power outage. Not only are you unable to go about your days like normal, but you’re also in danger of freezing if you don’t have a backup heat source. Unfortunately, a winter power outage survival kit isn’t going to keep you and...Continue Reading

Whether you’re an electrician or a handy homeowner, multimeters are excellent tools to keep on hand. However, they can be difficult to use unless you’ve had some training and know what you’re doing. In this article, we’ll look at how to test for both AC and DC voltage using a multimeter. Even...Continue Reading

As the homeowner of an aging home, you may be concerned about what you might find in an electrical inspection. Sometimes the resulting work is extensive, but the benefits are well worth it. Making sure the electrical system is up to date ensures that your family and home are safe from potential...Continue Reading

Between the 1960s and mid-1970s, home builders decided to save money by exchanging the more expensive copper wiring for aluminum wiring. Both metals conduct electricity, so what’s the concern? What’s wrong with aluminum wiring?

Well, the practice was discontinued in the 1970s due to...Continue Reading

As a homeowner, it’s simple to take the convenience of electricity in your house for granted, but what happens when the electrical wiring goes bad? Remodeling an older home can be a challenge, especially when much of the work is hidden behind walls. According to the...Continue Reading