How Can You Tell If Your Home Isn't Getting Enough Eletrical Service?
16 September 2016
Older homes frequently get less electrical service than more modern homes. As a result, homeowners with older homes often find that their property doesn't get enough electrical service for their needs. Knowing the warning signs that your home doesn't get enough electrical service can help you decide whether or not it's time for a panel upgrade.
How can you tell if your home isn't getting enough electrical service?
You'll be able to tell that your home isn't getting enough electrical service by the following warning signs:
Different Methods You Can Use To Disguise Unsightly Wires In Your Home
14 September 2016
The modern home typically has a number of electrical components throughout it, which means that there will also be a variety of electrical wires strewn about. An abundance of wires is generally unsightly, but you might be at a loss as to how to hide them. A good method is by hiring an electrician. He or she will be able to run many of the wires, such as those that connect a wall-mounted TV to the receiver, behind the walls and essentially make them disappear.
Avoiding Electrical Hazards When Re-Entering A Home Damaged By Flood Waters
14 September 2016
Cleanup is just the first step of what can be a grueling recovery process following a flood. Since water and electrical current don't mix, the electrical safety of a home that has been inundated by flood waters is serious business. Avoiding the danger of electrical injuries requires taking certain measures before going back inside to assess the overall damage.
Electric Meter Shut Off
Don't enter your basement or home if it's flooded until the utility company or a licensed electrician can come and shut off the power at the meter.
Why An Electrician Would Use Infrared Testing And Why You Might Need Such A Service
13 September 2016
Infrared testing is often used to detect changes in temperature underneath concrete or detect objects under concrete that should not be there (e.g., human remains). However, in the world of electricity, infrared has slightly different uses. Here is why an electrician might need to use infrared testing and why you might need him/her to do it.
There Are "Hot Wires" in Your Walls
Electrical wires that are no longer insulated because rodents or other pests have chewed through the protective coating are often referred to as "