What Does a GFI Do Anyway? - Kitchen and Bathroom Home Electricity -
I don't know how many times someone that I was working for, asked me,
this simple question. What does a GFI do? Why do we need them? And how
come they cost so much money? I can't answer everyone's questions, but I
can tell you what a GFI does and how important they are in your home.
- Electrical Overload Outlet
Damage from Motor Home - If you have some one staying at your house
in a trailer, that's plugged into your house and using your electricity,
you had better read this article. This is something that happened to me,
when my father in law was visiting us in the summer of 92.
- What's the Difference between a
Good Electrician and a Great One? - It wasn't very long ago when my
wife asked me a question that I didn't have an answer to. What's the
difference between a good electrician and a great one? I gave it some
thought and this is what I came up with.
- Finding an Electrician
Who Handles Home Emergencies - Most people don't have an electrician's phone number handy and if there
was ever a home electrical emergency, they don't know who to call.
There's a good chance that you won't be able to call, just any
electrician, because most electricians don't provide 24 hour a day
emergency house services.
- My Electrical Outlet Is on
Fire - What Do I Do Next? - You should probably do what most people
do, run around yelling and screaming for help. Okay, forget what I just
said, even though that is what most people tend to do when there's a
home emergency like this.
- Poor Home Remodeling
Creates Dangerous Attic Electrical Wiring - Plenty of people are
afraid to go into their attic, it's dark, dingy and after watching scary
movies, can even be frightening. Small animals like mice, rodents,
raccoons and even birds make their homes in these musty places, but
every once in a while, you're going to need to inspect this area to make
sure there aren't any problems that need to be repaired.
- Electrical Wiring during
Bathroom Remodeling - If you're going to do your own electrical
wiring for your bathroom remodel, keep something in mind, water and
electricity do not mix very well together. If you're planning on doing
the remodeling without a building permit, and you're installing a
Jacuzzi bathtub, I would suggest you hire a licensed electrician for the
- Benefits of Correctly
Marking Electrical Breakers - As a remodeling contractor and
homeowner, I can't tell you how frustrated it often is to open up an
electrical main panel box, only to find out that most of the breakers,
don't shut off the electricity to the areas that they are marked next to
on the electrical panel.
- Don't Let This Happen to
You - Home Computer Electrical Damage - If you've read any of my
other articles, you know that I am always coming up with great ideas,
tips and even a couple of stories that can save homeowners lots of
money. Here's another one of those stories, that involves a friend of
mine who asked me if I could fix his outdoor electrical outlet.
- My Electrical Plug Is Upside
Down -How Do I Fix It? - Me and my wife bought a house in a few
years ago that had quite a bit of the electrical outlet plugs installed
upside down. As an experienced contractor and home inspector, I asked
the homeowner, what he did for a living and he said that he was an
electrician at a nuclear power plant.
- Installing a Ceiling Fan - Don't
Use the Wrong Electrical Box - If you've ever walked into a home
where the ceiling fan is hanging or separated from the ceiling and ever
wondered what was causing the problem, you're about to find out. These
ceiling fans were attached to a regular light fixture rough electrical