Surge protectors are appliances or devices designed to protect electronics from voltage spikes. According to electrical experts, “A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold.” Many people think...

Spring and summer storms light up the sky and provide a beautiful backdrop. However, as storms approach your neighborhood and home, then possible damage becomes a legitimate issues. Does your home have lightning protection? Why does lightning protection make a difference? In fact, homeowners experience tens of...

What is Electrical Grounding? Electrical grounding provides the most effective way for electricity to return to the ground. In essence, grounding offers a physical connection to the Earth for electricity to flow. Originally, grounding started as a safety measure that helped prevent people from accidentally coming in...

Did you know the average home receives over 20 energy spikes a day? Typically, these short duration electrical disturbances result from the routine power supply delivered to your home. In fact, as the local and state infrastructure ages, the frequency and severity of electrical spikes increase! Generally,...

Electricity powers our homes. In particular, during the spring and summer months, as the heat rises, our homes require more electricity to cool them down. However, electricity is dangerous and accounts for many home injuries, so some electrical tips to keep your family safe are...

Definition of Federal Pacific Electrical Panels or Breaker Boxes Federal Pacific Electrical panels are a type of electrical pane that were manufactured by the Federal Pacific Electrical Company. They were installed in millions of American homes between the 1950s and the 1980s. A Federal Pacific Electrical...

Why is AFCI information important? Although not sexy, arc fault circuit interrupters (or AFCIs) help prevent electrical fires and installed in your home! Why? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failure or malfunctions cause roughly 45,000 home fires every year. Electrical fires result in over 350...

How will you protect your family from a home fire? Do you know the standard home fire prevention tips? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires were reported roughly every 90 seconds a few years ago, which means understanding how to prevent and...

Over the years, we have performed thousands of calls for homeowners like yourself repairing outlets that don’t work. Electrical issues can be very dangerous for the obvious reasons; all of which boil down to safety. If you have a leak - you call a plumber...

In 1971, the National Electrical Code added an important requirement that would save thousands of lives and help reduce the amount of home electrocutions by 50%. What was the key addition? Ground fault circuit interrupters (or GFCI) are inexpensive electrical devices designed to protect people...