What Does Electrical Maintenance Include?

April 20, 2021

The easiest way to avoid costly electric breakdowns is to perform electrical maintenance. Electrical maintenance involves routine check-ups and repairs of the electrical systems in residential and commercial buildinga. The electrician does several tasks and checks several systems, which include: Review of power outlets Review of electrical connections Air conditioners Electromechanical machines Electrical board and circuit breakers Monitoring of electrical damage The electrician will go through all electrical system components in your home or business to ensure everything is working perfectly. In most cases, the maintenance is preventive; it ensures there are no breakdowns. If there are damages, the electrician...

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What Are the Most Energy Efficient Light Bulbs?

April 12, 2021

Energy-efficient bulbs are not only good for the environment, but they also help cut utility bills. Many countries are phasing out traditional incandescent lights, and it’s thus a good idea that you know the energy-efficient bulb types available in the market today. Here is an informative piece to guide you through. 1. Light Emitting Diodes Light-emitting diodes, commonly known as LED lights, are one of today’s most energy-efficient bulbs. Previously, LEDs were limited to a single bulb application in penlights, Christmas lights, or instrumental panels’ electronics. Today, there are numerous LED light uses. One main benefit of LED bulbs is...

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Does a Surge Protector Protect Against Lightning?

March 20, 2021

The average home in the Greater Seattle area has numerous electronic devices that represent a significant financial investment for those homeowners. Lightning strikes present a serious risk, and most home insurance policies do not cover appliances damaged due to lightning or another type of power surge. Many homeowners, therefore, try to protect their equipment through surge protection. But do surge protectors actually shield electronics from lightning? The answer is not a simple yes or no. What Is Surge Protection? Power surges can originate from within your home either due to some form of electrical malfunction or when turning on or...

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How Can I Prevent Electrical Fires

March 8, 2021

Electricity is everywhere in your house, from the kitchen cabinets to your bathroom walls. Electrical fires are common in residential buildings, and they account for a considerable percentage of fires annually. Unfortunately, electrical fires cause deaths, injuries, and costly property damages. Electrical fires are more common in homes that were constructed several decades ago because of outdated electrical wiring systems. However, newer homes are not immune to electrical fires. The good news is that you can prevent electrical fires at home by taking preventative measures. Read through to learn ways to prevent electrical fires and keep your home safe. Some...

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How To Know If House Has Electrical Problems

February 20, 2021

Electricity is vital to our daily life. However, if you aren’t careful, it can be a potential source of destruction. It’s common for all homes to experience electrical problems at one point, even ones that are newly built. The wiring tucked behind closed walls is something that most people ignore. If you can spot electrical issues early in advance and make proactive repairs, it will help protect your family and assets from electrical fires. While there are some issues that you can quickly fix, others require advanced safety, knowledge, and experience. You might need to call in an electrician to...

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Can Humidity Cause Electrical Problems Inside Homes?

February 11, 2021

Humidity can cause damage to electrical equipment and wires inside homes. Typically, high humidity leads to condensation that destroys electric devices. Water droplets settle on primarily metallic equipment. Humidity inside your home comes from basic activities, such as cooking, bathing, drying laundry and washing dishes. In addition, plumbing problems like leaking pipes increase moisture levels. Plus, your heating and cooling devices at home contribute to high humidity. Lack of proper ventilation means that the air will be full of water vapor. What Is Humidity? Humidity is the concentration of water vapor that’s present in the air. Your home generates excess...

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Five Tips for Making Sure Your Home Electrical System is Ready for Winter

January 21, 2021

The falling temperatures in the Seattle area confirm that winter is in full swing. During these cold and gray days, the best place that you can be is in your warm and comfortable home. However, to ensure that your home’s electrical system can make it through the winter with no struggles, there are some important steps that our experts at recommend you take before the most extreme weather hits. While you can handle some of these items yourself, the majority of the preparations will need to be carried out by a licensed electrician to ensure you stay safe. 1. Install...

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Does a whole house generator add value to your home?

January 10, 2021

Adding value to your property is a great way to get a return on your investment when you decide to sell your Seattle home. Some of the more common ways that people add value is with renovations, landscaping, and additions, but you can also see a greater return when you install a whole-home generator from . When most people think about buying generators, what comes to mind is an unattractive, noisy piece of equipment with limited power capacity. Whole-home generators are quiet and powerful enough to run your major appliances, lighting, and much more. The units are mounted outside your...

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How to Reset My Fuse Box

December 18, 2020

Your Seattle, WA, area home’s fuse box or circuit breaker is its electrical control panel. The fuse box or circuit breaker distributes the voltage delivered by the electricity company. It also contains the grounding wire. If a circuit or fuse trips or blows, it’s important to know what to do. If this problem happens repeatedly, it’s best to call an electrician to inspect the panel and investigate what’s making it cut the power to that portion of your home. What Is a Fuse Box? Homes that were built before 1960 may still have a fuse box. The box contains a...

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Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

December 8, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your Seattle, WA, home. While all types of decorations are certainly special, what really sets them off are beautiful strings of lights. To ensure your holiday season is delightful instead of disastrous, though, it’s vital that you use your lights safely so electrical overloads or fires don’t occur. Here are a few ways we recommend keeping your holiday lighting in check. Assess Your Power Sources Before you begin stringing lights on your home or tree, it’s important to assess the...

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