Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob and Tube Wiring
  If you buy an older home in Delaware, Maryland or Washington, DC, your home inspector will probably find some old wiring. One of the common types of older wiring found is knob and tube wiring. It was commonly installed in homes from 1880 through the 1930s. Knob and tube wiring has white ceramic “knobs”…

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Common Electrical Repairs & Upgrades Needed Around the Home

Installing an electric outlet
Do you want to upgrade your home this summer or fall? Here are some common electrical reapirs and upgrade projects to get you started:   GFCI Outlet installation or repair – Changing an outlet to a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet is a common repair in a home. A GFCI outlet offers electrocution and fire…

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May is National Electricity Safety Month

May is Electricity Safety Month
In addition to being a great time for spring cleaning, May is the perfect time to learn about electricity safety. It was designated Nation Electricity Safety Month by ESFI, the Electrical Safety Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.  Here are some easy ways to…

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Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable Generator Safety
Portable power generators are often the first thing people turn to during a power outage caused by a storm to make sure their home’s important appliances and sump pump have power. Improperly using a generator like this can lead to danger. According to the CPSC’s report, 220 people died from carbon monoxide while using portable…

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Holiday Lighting Tips

holiday light tips
Once Thanksgiving is done, many of us are in the mood to hang holiday lights to decorate our homes. Whether you’re seeking to have the best display ever – “Christmas Vacation” style or just want to tastefully highlight a few features, we have tips for hanging lights safely and saving money on electricity: Keep away…

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