Avoiding Electrical Hazards When Re-Entering A Home Damaged By Flood Waters

Posted on: 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. [Read More]

Why An Electrician Would Use Infrared Testing And Why You Might Need Such A Service

Posted on: 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 " [Read More]

3 Things You May Want To Know About Electrical Motors That Power Your Mechanical Systems

Posted on: 13 September 2016

There are many different components of mechanical systems in your home that use electrical motors. This can be the motor on a blower in your HVAC, a water pump, or in-home automation systems. Sometimes, completely replacing these things can be very costly, which is why you may want to consider some options to renovate these systems. Here are some of the things that you may want to know about the mechanical systems in your home that use DC motors: [Read More]

I Need An Extension: 3 Hazards Associated With Extension Cord Use

Posted on: 12 September 2016

If you use extension cords to make up for a lack of available outlets in your home, you might want to have your home rewired. Extension cords can lead to serious injuries. In fact, according to statistics, about 4000 people are injured by extension cords each year. Of those 4000 people, 13% of the injuries are to children under the age of five. Here are three the three most common hazards associated with extension cord use. [Read More]