electrical inspection checklist

Electrical Inspection Checklist for Homeowners

Owning a home comes with many joys, such as having a place to call your own, to host holiday dinners, to make memories, and it’s the epitome of the American dream. That said, all of the good things go hand-in-hand with related responsibilities, such as roof maintenance, HVAC maintenance, landscaping, plumbing… While many items are […]

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led vs regular light bulbs

LED vs. Regular (Incandescent) Light Bulbs

It seems like every day, we are reminded of the many ways in which our actions negatively impact the planet. For one thing, tons and tons of waste ends up in landfills, and in our oceans. Yet not everyone is lining up to jump on the “Save the Planet” bandwagon, because in some ways, it […]

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burnt wall outlet

How to Fix a Burnt Wall Outlet

Having a burnt wall outlet poses a range of concerns: from the inconvenience of not being able to access electricity in that particular area of your home, to the worry of whether it poses a fire hazard. You need to take care of it as soon as possible. But is this one of those issues […]

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how to test a GFCI outlet

How to Test a GFCI Outlet

Whether you’re renting or own a home, it’s good to have some basic knowledge on how to troubleshoot simple things around the house. It alleviates the pressure of calling your landlord or missing work to meet a professional and pay them for easy-to-fix issues. Now, there are plenty of instances when you do need a skilled technician […]

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What to Do When An Electrical Outlet Sparks

What to Do When An Electrical Outlet Sparks

If you plug in a device and the outlet sparks, it might concern you. You’ll probably wonder if the spark is signifying a problem or if it’s just a normal occurrence and nothing to worry about. What Does It Mean When an Outlet Sparks? While you might be shocked, (no pun intended), to see your […]

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