Electrical Safety At Work

By |2019-04-30T23:24:18+00:00April 30th, 2019|Tips|

All employers should plan to reduce risks with workers who may be exposed to dangerous conditions if adequate precautions are not taken. Workers that operate, perform maintenance on, install electrical equipment, or work directly with electricity are injured or killed every year due to occupational accidents involving exposure to electricity. When shortcuts are taken and

FPE and Zinsco Panels and Breakers

By |2019-02-05T01:49:34+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tips|

Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok Service Panels & Breakers: Federal Pacific Electric "Stab-Lok" service panels and breakers are a latent hazard and FPE circuit breakers can fail to trip in response to over-current, leading to electrical fires.  The breakers may also fail to shut off internally even if the toggle is switched to "off."   Some double-pole

Benefits of a Whole House Surge Protector

By |2019-02-05T02:04:19+00:00January 16th, 2019|Tips|

Whole House Surge Protector: The need for surge protection has increased dramatically. This is because many electronic devices can be damaged by surges. Electronic devices sensitive to power surges occur in security systems, computers, printers, FAX machines, telephones, small appliances, microwave ovens, refrigerators, stereos, garage door openers, and low voltage lighting systems. Anytime there is

Information on GFCI’s and AFCI’s

By |2019-02-05T01:47:08+00:00January 14th, 2019|Tips|

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter's (GFCI): According to the National Electrical Code, all 120-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits supplying outlets or devices installed in in all kitchens, family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, laundry areas, and garages, or any area in which water may be