To guard against preventable fires in your home, be on the lookout for the more common signs that your home needs some electrical rewiring.
Here are a few ways you can make your home a more environmentally-friendly space.
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.
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.
Here are a few ways you can remodel your kitchen to make it energy-efficient.
It happens suddenly: one minute, everything is humming along — the next, the power is out. Power outages are dark, […]
With holiday lights twinkling, heat pumping out of all the vents, and an electric blanket warming your bed at night, […]
The wind is howling outside, you can hear the rain beating against your roof and windows and then, *click*, the […]
Think only older or poorly maintained homes encounter electrical problems? Think again. Unfortunately, even new and well-maintained homes may experience […]
This scenario has happened to all of us: you plug a lamp into a wall outlet, but when you turn […]
Nothing says summer like a backyard barbecue or bash with friends and family. For those times when your get-together goes […]
Electrical repairs: DIY versus professional Depending on what sparked your need for an electrical repair, you might be wondering if you […]
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.
Cold winter months bring opportunities for cozy moments indoors — but also some potential hidden dangers. More than 45,000 electrical […]
If you buy an older home - and Washington, D.C. is full of them - you may run across these common electrical problems. Learn what's up with your juice.