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4 Ways to Remove a Broken Light Bulb

Monday, March 12 2018 11:45 AM
Categorized In Electrical


Broken light bulbs can bring risk of electrocution or laceration if not removed safely. The easiest method is to use pliers to grab the rim of the light bulb base (or by inserting into the base and holding open) and turning. A raw potato can be forced onto the broken bulb for easy turning by hand. Epoxy or glue can also be used to modify the base f... Read Article


Why Does Half of an Electrical Outlet Work and the Other Half Doesn’t?

Monday, December 11 2017 4:06 PM
Categorized In Electrical


Outlet failure is a common problem homeowners face. Usually, an outlet won’t work properly because there is a wiring issue but there are four other common reasons for only half of an electrical outlet working. For example, you may have one of the following: A switched plug An outlet that was set up with backstabbed wiring A wire nut... Read Article


Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping in My House

Tuesday, November 21 2017 2:01 PM
Categorized In Electrical


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 breaker are: Overloaded Circuit... Read Article


Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering or Blinking?

Thursday, October 26 2017 2:40 PM
Categorized In Electrical


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, wrong bulb type for dimmer swi... Read Article


What Do GFCI Outlets Do?

Wednesday, September 27 2017 9:49 AM
Categorized In Electrical


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 Work? GFCI receptacles monitor the f... Read Article


Causes and Solutions for Light Bulbs that Keep Burning Out

Tuesday, August 22 2017 9:18 AM
Categorized In Electrical


Are you wondering why your light bulbs burn out every few weeks or months, and what to do about it? Here are some common causes and solutions for light bulbs that keep burning out, most of which can be addressed without hiring an electrician. Bad Light Bulbs Sometimes the answer is as simple as a bad batch of light bulbs. If you bought a packag... Read Article


Top 5 Electrical Hazards in Your Home

Monday, May 16 2016 3:58 PM
Categorized In Electrical


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 aware of to prevent incidents. Bad Wirin... Read Article


Troubleshooting a Faulty Light Switch

Monday, April 18 2016 11:50 AM
Categorized In Electrical


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 small parts entirely contained inside a plastic casi... Read Article


Holiday Light Safety Tips

Friday, November 20 2015 2:32 PM
Categorized In Electrical


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 follow to make sure you and yours have a safe an... Read Article