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National Electrical Safety Month Aims to Education Homeowners on Proper Extension Cord Use

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If you are like most Genesee County homeowners, you use extension cords for a variety of electrical needs and probably don’t think much about it. But every year, approximately 3,300 home fires originate with the extension cords, resulting in more than 50 deaths and 270 injuries.

This year’s edition of Electrical Safety Illustrated, put out by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) during National Electrical Safety Month (which is this month) cautions homeowners about the dangers of using extension cords improperly or for unintended purposes. Continue reading “National Electrical Safety Month Aims to Education Homeowners on Proper Extension Cord Use” »

Protect Your Grand Blanc Home from Damaging Power Surges with a Surge Protective Device

Power surges can happen at any time, knocking out your home’s power and causing damage to your electrical equipment. Power surges are often associated with lightning strikes, but that is only one cause, and not even the most common one. Power surges can also be caused by faulty wiring, downed power lines, or malfunctioning utility company equipment.

As experienced electricians in Genesee County, we’ve seen the damage that can be done by power surges when a home is left unprotected. That’s why we recommend that homeowners in Grand Blanc, Flint, Pontiac, and the surrounding areas install a whole-house surge protector, also known as a surge protective device. Continue reading “Protect Your Grand Blanc Home from Damaging Power Surges with a Surge Protective Device” »

Protecting You and Your Home From Electrical Fires

October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week, a national observance sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to commemorate the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. During the week, many schools and communities will offer educational programs and messages on fire prevention, centered around this year’s theme: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

According to the NFPA, in cases where home fires were large enough to set off a smoke alarm, battery powered alarms, which are found in many homes, only operated 79% of the time, while hardwired smoke alarms operated 93% of the time. A properly installed hardwired smoke alarm can literally save your life! Continue reading “Protecting You and Your Home From Electrical Fires” »