When your parents age, you will want to be sure you are watching out for them. While they may still be quite independent and even living on their own, there are some things that they may let slip by them. There may also be other things they don't realize can cause safety issues, especially in the area of electrical risks. If you look at an old house that hasn't been updated, you will notice that the house has much less in the way of outlets than newer homes.
13 August 2019
Years ago, light switches were basic, little switches that you flipped upward to turn a light on and downward to turn a light off. Surely, these basic switches still exist. But there is another type of switch that is becoming more and more common: dimmer switches. Whether in a bathroom, a kitchen, or a bedroom, dimmer switches have a number of advantages. Here are a few reasons to consider replacing your old-fashioned switches with new dimmer switches.
4 September 2018
If you've had a rodent problem in your home, one thing you should be concerned about is the condition of your electrical wiring. Rats and mice chew on anything they can find including electrical wiring. When they chew through the insulation, hot wires are exposed that could be a fire hazard. Once you've eliminated the rodents and cleaned up the mess they left behind, you should call for an inspection of your wiring just to be safe.
9 April 2018
Whether you're building a new home and wondering what the best types of fire and smoke alarms are for residential use or whether you've recently had a fire scare and are looking to update your defenses, adding more smoke detectors is a great option. But once you've started shopping for smoke detectors and alarms, you'll probably notice that the field is actually broader than you may have expected. If you're wondering what the differences are between the different types, read on.
2 March 2018
When you want your home to be modern and useful to you, it's important that you do all you can to fix electrical issues and upgrade whenever you can. There are a lot of strategies you'll be able to use that'll help you with any electricity requirements you have. By considering these points you'll be in a great spot when it comes to making the most out of your home electricity.
27 December 2017
Part of a home inspection is to tell you all of the things that could potentially be wrong with a home before you buy it. One aspect of your home you need to pay attention to is the electrical wiring. You definitely do not want to buy a home that has many electrical problems, but some of them can be fixed. Here are some things to look out for. Lack of Conduit
28 November 2017
With the holidays right around the corner, it's likely that you've begun thinking about how you're going to decorate. If you're somebody that loves stringing up Christmas lights and getting into the festive spirit, it's important that you look into what kinds of things you can do to ensure that your holiday display is put together safely. While you may feel comfortable doing a lot of the decorating on your own, there are a number of good reasons why a hired electrician can be a smart alternative for getting your lighting display turning out the way you want without any safety risks.
19 October 2016
When you're in the process of shopping for a home and have found a home that you're serious about making an offer on, it's important to first do your due diligence. Any real estate agent will advise you to hire a home inspector, but it can also be a good idea to hire a local electrician to look at the home. While a home inspector may be able to identify any potential issues, he or she doesn't have the same degree of expertise as an electrician.
7 October 2016
When you want to make a significant change to the lighting situation in your home, it's a good idea to hire a licensed electrician to handle the work for you. For example, if you no longer want a wall sconce and instead want track lighting hanging from the ceiling, this isn't a task for the novice. However, as much as the electrician should handle installing the ceiling lighting, you can take care of closing off the wall sconce.
7 August 2016
Fixing your house up on your own can be very satisfying, and doing projects around the house can sometimes save you time and money. However, not every project that your home needs is suitable for the DIY approach. When you have an electrical problem, as tempted as you are to DIY it, you are better off using a professional electrician to get the job done. There are a number of risks that come from trying to fix your wiring on your own, and you should know about them.
26 May 2016