outlet keeps tripping breaker

Why Does My Outlet Keep Tripping?

Electricity has become one of the many aspects of modern life that’s indispensable. We need it to cool our homes, run appliances, watch TV, and style our hair. So, when an outlet keeps tripping, it can be extremely disruptive. If your outlets keep shutting off, you need to address the root cause to prevent it […]

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Why Is My Electrical Wall Outlet Warm to Touch?

There are certain things that homeowners sometimes leave in the back-burner – changing air filters, mowing the backyard, or recycling. But there are certain things that require immediate attention to prevent them from becoming serious issues. Such is the case with anything having to do with electricity. A common seemingly small issue may be an […]

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Common Electrical Problems

Common Electrical Problems in Your Home

Electricity plays a large role in your home. When it’s working properly, it’s often taken for granted, but when your home is experiencing electrical surges, high electrical bills, or other common electrical problems, all you can think about is the cheapest and quickest way to fix it. That’s because the most common results of improper […]

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Why Would a Wall Outlet Make a Humming or Buzzing Sound?

If you travel around the world, you’ll notice that outlets aren’t universal. Outlets in Brazil and South Africa have three circular prong holes in a curved shape, while those in Europe and Russia have two circular prong holes. While they may look different from country to country, one thing remains the same – they shouldn’t make […]

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Home Electrical Inspection Checklist

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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Incandescent vs LED 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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