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Things You Should Never Plug Into Power Strips

Things You Should Never Plug Into Power Strips

While the power strip gives you access to more plugs and surge protection, it’s not intended for everything. There are some electronic items that you should never plug into a powerstrip. These include large and small appliances along with other standard...
Signs It’s Time to Upgrade the Outlets in Your Richmond Home

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade the Outlets in Your Richmond Home

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, there are around 51,000 fires and a resulting $1.3 billion in property damage from preventable electrical hazards each year. These fires are why it’s important to keep your electrical system maintained and...
What’s the Third Prong in the Plug For? Here’s The Answer

What’s the Third Prong in the Plug For? Here’s The Answer

Plug-ins power our everyday electrical devices. Some plugs have two prongs, while others have three. So what is the third prong in the plug for? The third prong is a grounding safety feature that protects from malfunctions. In fact, based on an estimate by the...
Is Your Electrical Outlet Hot? Here’s What It Means

Is Your Electrical Outlet Hot? Here’s What It Means

Electricity is an integral modern convenience in our homes. While maintaining our electrical systems is crucial, electrical maintenance raises questions. For example, is your electrical outlet hot? If you have one or more warm outlets in your home, it might be time to...
Wondering Why Your Bulbs Keep Blowing Out? Here’s the Answer

Wondering Why Your Bulbs Keep Blowing Out? Here’s the Answer

Having a bulb blow out is stressful, especially if it’s new. Some common light bulbs and their average lifespans are:  CFL: 8,000 hoursFluorescent light bulbs: 24,000-36,000 hoursHalogen light bulbs: 2,000-4,000 hoursIncandescent light bulbs: 1,000 hoursLEDs:...
Benefits of Installing USB Outlets in Your Richmond Home

Benefits of Installing USB Outlets in Your Richmond Home

More cell phones, tablets, and other USB mobile devices seem to accumulate in our homes with every passing year. It’s a hassle to have different adapters for every device and search the house whenever you need a charge. And don’t forget the hassle of finding an...
How To Splice Electrical Wires Safely & Securely

How To Splice Electrical Wires Safely & Securely

As a homeowner, it’s a matter of time before you’ll need to learn some basic electrical skills as part of your home improvement projects. You might need to splice wires to extend a wire, repair damage, or connect one electrical wire to another.  Splicing wire is...