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Checking Your Home's Wiring

If you hear a hissing sound and you don't own a cat, check your electricity. Damaged wires and outlets can hiss when something's wrong, just like the cat. However, hissing electricity is much more dangerous than your pet. All homes are susceptible to electrical problems, so learn how to keep your home and your family safe.

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Electrical Appliance Cleaning

Keep your appliances squeaky clean without ruining them or creating a potential electric shock.

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Work From Home Electrical Safety

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from electrical hazards while working from home.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Portable battery packs can keep your devices charged while you're on the go. However, these rechargeable batteries are susceptible to dangerous malfunctions. Recognize signs of failure and make sure your power bank is in peak shape with these tips.

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Home Electrical Inspection

Would your home pass an electrical inspection? If you are getting ready to sell your home or just wondering how electrically sound it is, there are some general guidelines to assess the condition of your home's wiring and electrical bones. Although it varies depending on where you live, most local codes follow the National Electric Code (NEC).

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DIY Home Wiring Safety

Home wiring projects are more complex and dangerous than other remodeling tasks. You can damage your home and seriously injure yourself if you tackle residential electrical problems without proper tools, training and experience.

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Tips for Hiring an Electrician

Knowing an electrician you can trust to get the job done is great. But, if you don't have a professional on speed dial, it can be a little intimidating to look for one. Check out our tips for hiring an electrician.

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Prevent Electrical Fires

Explore common ways that electrical fires occur in the home and learn how to prevent them.

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Power Surge Safety

As its name suggests, a power surge simply means a surge or increase of power. Electronics and appliances are especially susceptible to a power surge, but spikes in power can also damage outlets or start electrical fires.

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Electrical Safety for Pets

Keep your furry friend happy and healthy with these electrical safety tips.

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Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) and arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) are designed to prevent mishaps in your home. Discover how these handy devices work and why you should install them in your home.

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Avoid Overloaded Outlets

Electrical outlets grant us the ability to access energy in an instant. However, you don't want to overwork these gateways of electricity. Learn how to recognize and avoid overloaded electrical outlets.

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Extension Cord Safety

While extension cords allow for some awesome utility, they must be used properly to avoid injury. Learn how to properly care for your extension cords and avoid potentially dangerous situations.