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.
Buyer beware! Make sure you check out common plumbing problems and electrical issues before moving your family into a newly-purchased home.
This is the final post in our four-part series, "The Secret Guide for Super Moms” — tips, tricks and hacks […]
Most electrical accidents occur at home (under parental supervision). To ensure they don't happen to your kids, teach them these electrical safety tips.
Decorating your home this season? Follow our Christmas lights safety tips and have yourself a happy, healthy and – above all – safe holiday.
(Featured Image by Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC) With the change in seasons and upcoming holidays, homeowners should make sure […]
Picture this scenario: you’re sitting at home with your family watching television and enjoying an otherwise run-of-the-mill evening. Then, all […]
Homes typically have dedicated circuits that run from their breaker box to large appliances that draw a lot of power.
The average modern electronic device can function at temperatures above 120 degrees. It may seem unlikely that your television, laptop, tablet or cell phone could get that hot, but internally, electrical devices tend to run 10 to 20 degrees higher than room temperature.
Recessed lighting is commonly used in rooms where ceiling height is an issue. These fixtures are essentially placed flush into your ceiling and project light from a hole or an opening on an otherwise clear plane.