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4 Common Electrical Hazards to Avoid

With electricity everywhere; in our homes, cars, workplaces, etc. and our heightened reliance on electricity, it is valuable to learn and remember the importance of electrical safety. Electrical hazards can cause shocks, electrocutions, fires, and other serious injuries. Although electricity can be extremely hazardous, these dangers can be easily avoided and prevented by being aware of potentially dangerous electrical situations.

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is commonly known as the silent killer. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas making it very difficult to detect when there is a leak in your home. Is displaces oxygen in the blood and therefore deprives your brain and body from the oxygen it needs to function properly. This can be extremely dangerous for you and…

What You Didn’t Know About Electricians

In the Unites States, there are over 600,000 electricians in employment, most of them being employed in California, Texas and New York. Although there are so many electricians in the country that we rely on daily to fix electrical problems, there are also so many things about these electricians that most people don’t know.

Here are some interesting facts about…

Solar Panels: Why They’re Worth It

In the past few years, the home installation of solar panels has increased drastically in the United States. People have begun to recognize the benefits of using solar energy and have sought out ways to reap these benefits in their own homes. Home solar panels and the systems that run them can be bought by consumers or can be rented…

Everything You Need to Know About GFCI Outlets

The term GFCI is a term thrown around often from electricians but do you actually know what it means and what the purpose of having GFCI outlets installed is? First of all, GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter and these types of outlets are used in order to protect people from electrical shock/ electrocution.

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Know When to Call an Emergency Electrician

While many electrical problems are dangerous, some are more urgent and require an electrician immediately. With the ability for home electrical problems to become house fires or other dangerous situations, it is imperative to know when to call an emergency electrician.

Here are some situations in which an emergency electrician should be called:

If something falls on an electrical box or meter

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Should You Install Hardwired Smoke Alarms in Your Home?

One of the most important electrical fixtures in our homes is the smoke alarm – making sure that these are always working properly is very important. Standard battery operated smoke alarms are becoming less reliable making them an unsafe option for your home. In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the…

Why You Need an Emergency Generator

Storms can be unpredictable and a power outage can be extremely inconvenient. During a blackout, not having a fridge, lights, heaters, air conditioners, and other important appliances can be problematic but is something that can be avoided by installing a residential backup generator. Having an electrician install one of these emergency generators can be very beneficial in times of need.…

Why You Should Become an Electrician

With graduation season among us, high school graduates are facing the decision of what to do next. They are deciding whether or not to go to college, take a gap year, etc. While often overlooked, trades such as electrical work are very enticing occupations. Here are some reasons to consider becoming an electrician:

Salary and job demand
Employed electricians make good money…

Why You Should Hire a Licensed Electrician

With DIY projects becoming more and more popular, people tend to feel like they can do any home projects themselves. When it comes to home electrical work, this is not the case! Hiring a licensed electrician is extremely important and should be done when doing any projects involving the electric in your home. By hiring a licensed electrician you are…

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