Archive for the Electrical Risks – Electrocution & Fire Category

Faulty Smoke Detectors

In a fire, the issue is time. Minutes and many times seconds will make the difference between life and death. The combustible materials in our homes

Aluminum Wiring = Trouble

Because of the high cost of copper, electricians began using aluminum wiring between 1968 and 1974. Determining that a house is wired with aluminum i

4 Top Tips to Keep You & Your Home Safe for the Holidays

What is the #1 cause of house fire? The answer is electrical wiring. During the holiday season wiring to Christmas lights and trees are particularl

Can I Use An AFCI In The Place Of A GFCI?

Not if you want to stay healthy! Both units, although very different in function, look alike in the electrical panel. They look like conventional c

AFCI or GFCI That Is The Question

Is an AFCI the same as a GFCI and what is a GFI? AFCI or Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter and GFCI or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter are names for s