Christmas Light Safety Tips

There are several things you need to do to ensure that your Christmas lights are safe before you hang them up. Verify Proper Rating – Bargain lights aren’t a good deal if they pose a fire hazard. Only use lights that have been tested and rated by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL). Strings of lights that have […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

  Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your little trick or treaters safe this Halloween: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t […]

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Why your outdoor GFCI keeps tripping

Why your outdoor GFCI keeps tripping and ruining your Halloween display. Nothing is more frustrating than when you go to the trouble of setting up the best Halloween display on the block… then you turn on the lights and your GFCI trips. It’s a downright spooky feeling! A GFCI is one of the most common […]

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Is Your Electrical Panel Threatening Your Safety?

As popular home electrical products in the 1970’s, Zinsco panels and Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok® Circuit Breaker are notorious among modern electricians as fire hazards. If you live in a house built during that era, one could be lurking in your circuit box, threatening your family and home. What’s Wrong With a Zinsco Panel In […]

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Electric safety tips for kids at home

We all have worries about our kids from the day they are born… and we may think we are safest when at home. But did you know that the home and yard where they play may actually present more hazards when it comes to electricity than you think? Here are some things you can do […]

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What Light Bulb should I use?

Ever have trouble deciding which bulb to buy? What lasts longer vs. what is more cost effective? Here are some answers: Incandescent If you have incandescent lights around, you’ll notice a tungsten filament inside the bulb that heats up to produce the desired light. The heated filament (around 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit) produces a warm, yellowish […]

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