Category: Electrical

How to Fix Recessed Lights That Won’t Stay Up

Recessed lighting is one of the most popular lighting options for homeowners because of its variety and reasonable pricing. Over time, your recessed lighting can appear to sag from the ceiling as the springs holding it in place wear down and stretch out. If you ignore fixing recessed lighting, it can cause the fixture to be exposed, permit drafts into your home, and eventually become a fire hazard. In a few steps, John C Flood explains how to fix recessed lights depending on the type of trim your fixture has.

Why Is My Electrical Outlet Not Working?

electrical outlet not working

Ever attempt to blow dry your hair or toast your bread and find that your electrical outlet isn’t working? A faulty outlet might be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. Read more to see John C. Flood’s step-by-step instructions on troubleshooting an electrical outlet not working, so you can save yourself money and a headache.

Avoid "overlamping" by sticking to the correct wattage

Blue Light Bulb

Using a lightbulb with higher-than-recommended wattage for a specific fixture is known as overlamping. This seemingly innocent practice is actually surprisingly dangerous, and is one of the leading causes of house fires in the United States — right up there with candles, smoking and cooking mishaps.