Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

May 20, 2020

Your home’s circuit breaker is essentially a big electrical switch. Its purpose is to interrupt the flow of electricity if a fault is detected. If one of the circuits trips once in a while, this is usually not a cause for concern. However, if the same circuit or the whole breaker keeps tripping, there could be a serious problem. Here are some of the top reasons why your circuit breaker may keep tripping. Short Circuit A short circuit is the result of a hot wire coming into contact with a neutral wire. It’s a dangerous situation because a large amount...

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Recent Electrical Advancements

May 10, 2020

At , we understand why electricity is important for your comfort and lifestyle. If you’ve ever lost power, you probably felt a huge wave of relief once the electrical grid got back online. Few people would be interested in living without electricity because so many of our daily activities are reliant on electrical power. Due to advancements in modern technology, today’s electricity provides you with more benefits than ever. Electrical power has become more efficient and less expensive. Read on to learn about some of the best advancements in the electrical industry. The New Efficiency of Photovoltaic Technology Photovoltaics enable...

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When Do I Need an Electrical Inspection

April 20, 2020

A frayed wire or a strange humming noise could be signs that there is an issue with your electrical system. While fixing those problems may require little more than a new wire or replacing a light fixture, there is no guarantee that this is the case. Let us take a closer look at the reasons why you would want to have a professional inspect your home’s electric system. The Lights Don’t Come On When You Hit the Switch If the lights in your house are wired correctly, they should come on when you flick the switch or lift the lever...

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Common Electrical Problems in Your Home

April 1, 2020

Home utilities such as electricity, water, and internet installations are very important. It is common for these installations to experience some problems, which need immediate attention from a technician. Water and internet installations are not dangerous and may sometimes wait for repair, depending on the magnitude of the damages. However, electrical faults are dangerous and can sometimes lead to fires. Here are some common electrical problems in your home that should be repaired immediately. Recurring Transients Transients are commonly known as surges. They are electrical problems that are, in most cases, caused by high-voltage, especially in the flow of electricity....

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What You Need To Know About LED Lighting

March 10, 2020

Over the past couple of decades, LED lights have become increasingly popular. Short for light-emitting diodes, LED bulbs are found in everything from standard light fixtures to battery-operated decorative string lights. If you are thinking about using LED lights, read our in-depth guide to learn everything you need to know about this interesting innovation. How Do LED Lights Work? LED lights are a type of semiconductor light bulb, which means they create light by passing an electrical current through a material. Manufacturers of LED lights start by dipping certain materials into an agent that slightly adjusts their electrical properties. Then,...

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How to Fix a Smoking Electrical Outlet

March 1, 2020

Have you ever glanced at an outlet and noticed wisps of smoke coming from it? That’s an obvious sign that something is definitely not right with your electrical system. In some cases, a smoking outlet is completely harmless, but in other situations, it can be downright dangerous. Here’s what you can do to address the problem as quickly and safely as possible. Take Precautions in Case of Fire The first thing you should do is locate all your family members and pets, and ensure they can leave the house quickly and easily if needed. This step is important because in...

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Benefits of Owning a Whole-Home Backup Generator

February 16, 2020

When a power outage occurs, your home is transformed from a modern marvel into an ancient relic. Everything from lights to electronics to appliances suddenly comes to a halt as you quickly try to redo your plans to accommodate this significant inconvenience. If you have a whole-home generator when a power outage strikes, though, everything changes. No Interruptions One of the major benefits of a whole-home generator is that it activates the moment it senses a power outage. Unlike other methods, such as candles and flashlights, which have to be found before they can be used, a whole-home generator works...

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Licensed Electrician?

January 11, 2020

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries regulates the licensing of electricians. To pursue this career, you must complete the trainee/apprenticeship phase before testing for a Journeyman Electrician Certificate. This process takes about four years, but it can lead to a rewarding, lifelong career. Requirements to Become a Licensed Electrician After applying with the state to become a trainee, you’ll spend the next four years completing necessary classes and on-the-job training. This will include the following: 8,000 hours of work experience 96 hours of classroom training Pass the Journeyman exam Approximately four years of full-time work is needed to...

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5 Tips for Holiday Lights and Electrical Safety

December 18, 2019

The holiday season is just about to usher in the frenzy to get our homes decorated. Soon, millions of Americans are expected to purchase and install holiday lights and Christmas trees in their homes. This is, however, without significant risk, as hundreds of houses normally go up in flames during the holiday season. To keep your family safe, here are five tips for holiday lights and electrical safety. This also makes electrical safety easier to obtain. 1. Start With a Plan Everything you do regarding your home holiday decorations should revolve around a well-defined goal and plan. Having a strategy...

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Why “Loose” Electrical Outlets Are Dangerous and How to Fix Them

October 21, 2019

When you plug in an appliance, does the entire outlet shift? That’s an annoying problem. It’s also dangerous. Because loose outlets can disrupt the flow of electricity, they have the potential to cause arcing, a serious fire hazard. Fortunately, simple fixes for loose outlets can help improve the safety of your home. Floating Outlets Every electrical receptacle in your home should sit flush with the wall. If the receptacle isn’t lined up right, the cover plate might be all that’s holding it in place. The plate alone isn’t strong enough to hold the receptacle still when you plug in and...

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