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Expert Electric Blog - Electrical Safety

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 Though it was once viewed as an effective method, it has since become outdated and obsolete to the point that most homeowners have never heard of it.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…

The Importance of Surge Protection for Your Home

Power surges can cause severe damage to every device connected to an outlet in your home. To minimize the risk of damage to your technology, appliances, and other devices, consider adding a surge protector and individual power strips to your home. These products can protect your entertainment devices and appliances from sudden spikes in electrical…

Tips for Kitchen Electrical Safety

Kitchens are busy areas of the home that can be a prime location for accidents and electrical hazards. With a variety of small and large appliances in use alongside potential water and food waste, electrical safety in the kitchen is highly important. To help you stay safe while cooking or entertaining in your kitchen, the…

Do Air Conditioners Need a Dedicated Circuit?

Many homes utilize an air conditioner when temperatures start to rise. Air conditioners are available in a range of sizes and capacities to suit the needs of different homes and buildings. Some are smaller and portable while others are mounted to a wall or connected to a central system. Though smaller units can be used…

Warning Signs of Electrical Fires

Electrical fires can be a devastating and unexpected emergency for any home or commercial building. The electrical wires in any building may start a fire through a process known as “arcing”. Arcing occurs when a current jumps across a gap or break in the circuit, causing sparks and heat. If the conditions are right, these…

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