Repairing A Loose Outlet Box

While it's always a good idea to call an electrical contractor to perform major electrical repairs or upgrades, there are some jobs that require no special tools and little knowledge of electrical components. Fixing a loose outlet box is one of these tasks. Why would an outlet box come loose? Your electrical outlets are installed inside an outlet box in your wall. If the outlet was installed after the home was built, the outlet box had to be installed inside a finished wall, instead of being nailed to a wall stud before the wall was added. Read More 

Electric Shock Drowning: What You Need To Know

When you see an open body of water, you probably do not think about any dangers around you. The first thing you think about, especially as a kid, is jumping into that water and cooling off. One of the biggest dangers that surrounds fresh water and jumping into it blindly is electrical shock. Most people do not think about being electrocuted when they run down the ramp into that body of fresh water, but it is a danger that does exist and one that needs to be explored. Read More 

Replacing Your Overhead Light With A Ceiling Fan

You can cut down your heating and cooling bill by keeping the air circulated through your house. Ceiling fans are an efficient and attractive way to do this in nearly any room in the house. You could have a residential electrical services company do the installation for you. Or with a few simple tools and a couple of hours, you can have a ceiling fan up by following these instructions. Read More 

How To Layer Your Kitchen Lighting

A single bright light in the center of your kitchen is probably not the best option for all your kitchen tasks. Instead, a more user-friendly option is to plan your lighting in layers. Develop a targeted plan that appropriately illuminates your kitchen for all its uses. Make a Layout Your kitchen hosts numerous tasks, from food preparation to family gathering. Within food preparation alone, you probably have numerous tasks that you complete in different spots of the kitchen. Read More 

How To Replace An Existing Outlet With A Surge Protector Outlet

As school begins for many students, laptops, desktops, and tablets will be used extensively in bedrooms and family rooms. A single power surge can cause valuable data to be lost, or, worse yet, can render every device plugged into the line inoperable. Many families use power strips equipped with surge protection to avoid these issues. However, power strips are unsightly and create a tripping hazard when they are strewn across the floor. Read More