What is a Short Circuit?

Electricity powers nearly everything in our homes, and it’s a beneficial force when handled properly. But when electricity goes wayward, a damaging, dangerous, and frightening event called a short circuit can occur. Short circuits can be prevented and managed with planning and a healthy respect for electricity. A short circuit is an abnormal condition in…

How to Fix a Flickering Light Bulb

You depend on your lights to provide you with solid, uninterrupted illumination. So, a flickering light bulb can be annoying, distracting, and even unsafe. Once you trace the cause of the flickering bulb, many solutions are low-cost and simple to implement. What Causes Light Bulbs to Flicker? Loose Bulbs With flickering light bulbs, the obvious…

How to Prevent Damage During a Power Surge

  While you may not be able to prevent a power surge from happening, you can take some steps to prevent short- and long-term damage in your home and electronics. Here are some basic home safety tips to keep your electronics and appliances safe from damage caused by power outages and surges: Unplug During a…

Three Prong Outlet

Reasons to Upgrade to Three-Prong Electrical Outlets

    When considering electrical upgrades around their home, many homeowners tend to overlook a simple yet especially useful modification: upgrading their two-prong outlets to three-prong outlets. There are several reasons why you should consider this small but substantial improvement. Lack of grounding Ground wires keep people and electronics safe from electrical faults and surges…