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What is a Flying Splice?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I bet you think it is some sort of circus act, or maybe a flying insect. Nope. It is actually an electrical term used to describe wiring that has been capped off, but left open, not enclosed in a metal junction box.It is important to enclose these wires to protect you in the event a spark occurs. Inside a junction box, a spark could not ignite into flames. But without that extra level of protection, a flying splice could spark and possibly cause a fire in your home.

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Are You Grounded?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Of course I am referring to your home's electrical system. An electrical circuit is a loop. The current travels through the hot wire in the main circuit panel to each outlet and returns through the neutral wire. 

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How Do Child Proof Outlets Work?

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Child proof outlets are a must for families with small children and just a good idea for everyone else.

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Why is my Smoke Detector Chirping?

By Bill Lutz | Aug 17, 2016 12:59:51 PM

Chirp. Chirp. Chirp. No, that’s not the bird outside of your window in the morning, that’s the sound of your smoke detector. And this is a reminder that you should be checking the battery on it as well as the one in your carbon monoxide detector once a month. But let’s get back to that chirping noise - why is it doing that? Find out below:

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3 Top Causes of Electrical Fires in the U.S.

By Bill Lutz | Aug 9, 2016 1:44:10 PM

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are 28,600 electrical fires in the United States every year. Pair that statistic with the fact that these fires cause over $1 billion in property damages and you’ve got some astonishing figures. So, what are the top causes of electrical fires and how can you prevent them from happening? Find out below:

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Do you feel electricity in your shower?

By Bill Lutz | Jul 4, 2016 4:00:00 PM

People sometimes wonder how sinks and tubs become energized when old knob and tube starts to fail.

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Power Outage Safety Tips

By Bill Lutz | Jun 14, 2016 3:27:01 PM

Did you know that the Atlantic Hurricane season ranges from early June through late November? Each year, we average about 6 hurricanes here in the United States, three of which are categorized as “major.” If you can recall Hurricane Sandy a few years back, this major storm left over 8.5 million people without power - the highest outage total ever.

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Extension Cord Safety

By Bill Lutz | May 19, 2016 1:17:08 PM

It’s that time of year again where homeowners across the Philadelphia area are spending more time outdoors getting the yard ready for warmer temperatures. And as we trim back the shrubs, mow the lawn and make sure exterior lights are working properly, chances are we’re using extension cords at some point in the process.

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