Expert Electric Blog - Electrical Safety

Benefits of Electrical Safety Inspections

While electrical safety inspections may not be something that the average homeowner thinks of often, they are crucial for every home regardless of its age and size. As a leading provider of complete residential electrical services, the team at Expert Electric knows how important electrical safety inspections are for every living space. That is why…

Crucial Electrical Considerations for Hot Tubs

As temperatures continue to increase, you may be considering installing a hot tub on your property to relax on those warm summer evenings. While this may seem like a straightforward job, there are several considerations to keep in mind to ensure that your hot tub is safe and compliant with applicable electrical codes. As a…

Everything You Need to Know About GFCI Outlets

Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets are an essential element of every modern home as they help to minimize the risk of electrical shock and other electrical hazards. These units can be identified by the presence of a reset button or switch between the two outlets, making it easy to determine if you have them installed…

Extension Cord Safety Tips

While extension cords are commonly used in a variety of settings to power many different devices, they are often used carelessly and are one of the leading causes of electrical fires in North America. To minimize the risks associated with extension cords, it is important to understand how to use them safely. As leading providers…

What are Ungrounded Outlets?

Electrical outlets are crucial yet often-overlooked elements of your home or commercial facility. While some individuals may think that all outlets are the same, this is not the case. For optimal electrical safety in any setting, it is important to understand what ungrounded outlets are, what they look like, and the hazards they can present….

Important Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Freezing temperatures, snow, and excessive precipitation can put intense stress on your home’s electrical system. To ensure that your home stays safe and comfortable throughout the cold winter months, there are many precautions and other actions that should be performed. As leading providers of commercial and residential electrical services, the team at Expert Electric knows…

How to Deal with Frequent Power Surges

When it comes to residential electrical hazards and problems, power surges are among the most common and most damaging. A power surge is an event that occurs when the flow of electricity in a building is interrupted and then started again. They can also occur when a device sends electricity flowing back into the system….

5 Common Home Electrical Problems

Regardless of size, layout, and age, every home is susceptible to a variety of electrical issues. From flickering lights to hot outlets, a few small issues can quickly become a substantial hazard if left unchecked. As leading providers of residential electrical services for all types of homes, Expert Electric understands how difficult it can be…

What to do if Your Home has Aluminum Wiring

In the 1950’s to 1970’s, many homes were outfitted with aluminum wiring systems due to the rising price of copper. Aluminum provided a cost-effective and highly conductive alternative, making it a popular choice at the time. Unfortunately, it was later discovered that aluminum was not as safe as copper, presenting multiple electrical hazards. As leading…

Why is Knob and Tube Wiring Bad?

Knob and tube wiring was a common type of electrical system for homes built between the 1880s and 1940s. Though it was once viewed as an effective method, it has since become outdated and obsolete to the point that most homeowners have never heard of it. Even though knob and tube wiring has not been…