Holiday Light Safety Tips

Holiday lights are an important part of our celebrations each year, but each year decorative lighting is responsible for numerous home fires, property damage, injuries and even deaths across the nation. To avoid disasters like these happening in and around your home, here are some safety tips you can…

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Troubleshooting a Faulty Light Switch

Do you have a light switch in your home that isn’t working properly? If you have a screwdriver, voltage tester, insulated pliers and a wire connector you can troubleshoot your light switch to determine the problem and, if necessary, replace the switch. A light switch is inexpensive and has…

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Top 5 Electrical Hazards in Your Home

Electricity surges throughout every home, creating potential hazards for us all if not managed properly. To minimize the dangers posed by electrical hazards, it’s important to identify them before they can become a problem. Here are five of the most common electrical hazards in your home you should be…

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What Do GFCI Outlets Do?

In the U.S., receptacles with “test” and “reset” buttons in the middle are a common sight, but what do these GFCI outlets actually do, and why do we need them? The short answer is, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) detect and protect us from electrical shock. How Do They…

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Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering or Blinking?

An occasional light flicker in your home is normal. But if you’ve noticed flickering that didn’t happen before, has started happening regularly, and/or is severe, you need to investigate. Flickering or blinking lights are usually caused by one of four things: Problem with the bulb (not in tight enough,…

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Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping in My House

A circuit breaker “trips” (shuts off the electrical flow) in order to protect the circuit from overheating. It’s a safeguard that helps prevent damage and electrical fires. If it happens often, there’s a root cause that you need to address. The three most common causes of a tripped circuit…

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