Written by Color Fire

What to Do During and After a Power Outage

Power outages can happen at any time and can be caused by snow, high winds, lightning, a car accident, equipment failure, or even animals. Whatever the cause, it’s important for you to know what to do to safeguard your home, and your family, during and after a power outage. 

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Electrician, Electrical repair
Written by Stu Kushner

The Smart Way to Charge

Over 30% of Americans own at least three electronic devices. Typically these are a smartphone, tablet, and desktop or laptop computer. These devices allow us to communicate instantly, work from anywhere, and access almost endless digital and video content. To maximize the lifespan of your devices and prevent damage, here are a few things to keep in mind. 

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JM Mullen Electric,electricians
Written by Color Fire

Electrical Projects Best Left To Experts

There are some projects around your house that are not safe for the Do-It-Yourself to tackle. In particular, projects that require electrical upgrades are best left to experts. Most people lack the knowledge about the intricacies of a home’s wiring and mistakes could be costly or dangerous. 

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Written by Color Fire

Electrical Needs for a Home Office

Home-based businesses are alive and well in today’s economy with some 38 million such businesses in the United States today. When home is your base of operations, you shouldn’t neglect planning an adequate electrical system to ensure it runs efficiently. 

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Electrician, Annapolis MD, Electrical Repair, Electrical Heavy-up
Written by Color Fire

How To Safely Rewire An Old House

TVs with large screens, computers and double door refrigerators did not exist when many old home were built and first wired. This means that upgrading electrical systems in these old houses is an essential task. Here are ways on how you can safely rewire an old house: 

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electrician,wiring, electrical services
Written by Stu Kushner

Here Are The Possible Reasons Why Your Electricity Bill Is So High

If you suddenly get a higher-than-usual electricity bill, the first thing to do is ask your energy supplier in case they have committed some mistakes in computing your energy consumption. If your power company insists it has not made any error, there may be something wrong within your electrical system. Here are the potential culprits behind your high electricity consumption: 

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electricians,wiring,installations
Written by Color Fire

3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Home’s Electrical System

Keeping an old wiring system or having insufficient amperage can pose danger to your home. Here are some indications it is time to upgrade your electrical system:

You Live In An Old House

Older homes may be charming and unique, but they are often full of electrical issues because just a few decades ago, families did not have the entertainment centers, extra appliances and all the electronic items we have today which translates to higher electrical loads. When you lose power whenever you run your microwave and coffee maker at the same time, this could be a sign that it is time to upgrade your electrical system

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Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD
Written by Stu Kushner

Common Causes Of Electrical Fires In The House

According to figures from the U.S. Fire Administration, Americans experience 25,000 electrical fires per year. These events cause property damage and up to 1,300 cases of injury or death per year. Sadly, most of these fires could have been avoided. Here are the common causes of electrical fires in the home:

Misusing Extension Cords

Incorrect use of extension cords is a common cause of house fires. The Christmas season is the time when most extension cord-related fires occur. People tend to overload their extension cords with plugs from Christmas lights and other devices at this time of the year. 

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Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD
Written by Color Fire

Signs That Indicate Your House Needs Rewiring

Figures from the U.S. Fire Administration show that American fire departments respond to about 26,000 residential electrical fires every year, which are responsible for nearly 300 preventable deaths and more than 1,100 injuries. These incidents also cost more than $1 billion in property damage.

Checking your home’s electrical wiring is one of the best ways to prevent these tragedies from happening but how do you know that your house needs rewiring? Here are some of the signs to watch out for: 

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electrician, Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD
Written by Color Fire

Protect Your Electrical Wiring From Rodents And Other Pests

Rodents chew virtually everything; they do not just gnaw on edible items. They also chew wires and insulation, which could result in electrical malfunctions and hazards in your home. Damaged electrical connections and insulation may result in a deadly electrical fire so it is crucial that you protect your electrical wiring from pests and address the damage as soon as possible. 

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