Storm Safety

In the event of a storm it is important to follow a few simple safety rules –

Be aware that submerged outlets or electrical cords may pose serious and even leathal threat.
Do not use electrical appliances that have been wet. Have these appliances reconditioned by a qualified service […]

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Tripped Circuit Breakers or GFCI’s

The circuit breaker system is designed to “trip” or shut off in the event that you are trying to pull too much current through it. It is meant to prevent dangerous and hazardous effects of overloading your system. By turning off, a circuit breaker stops the flow of electricity through an electrical circuit in an […]

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Humming Lights

Humming lights can be caused by:

A bad ballast or bad transformer. Replace the ballast or transformer.
A conflict between a low-voltage dimmer and the low-voltage light fixture it controls. This is a tough one, but sometimes experimenting with different dimmers will lead you to one that doesn’t make […]

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Lights Dimming

Lights will sometimes dim for a few seconds and then come back to complete brightness again. This can happen when a light is connected to the same wires that provide power to an appliance that takes a lot of power, like a refrigerator, a microwave oven, or an air conditioner. The reason the light dims […]

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Never connect a regular dimmer to low-voltage lights, paddle fans, or any kind or motor. These devices require special dimmers.
Never exceed the recommended wattage of the dimmer. Regular dimmers are rated for a maximum of 600 Watts. This is equal to 10 sixty Watt light bulbs, or […]

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Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are great safety devices. But occasionally a smoke detector will start “chirping” or worse, sound a non-stop alarm for no reason. Here’s what you can do if this happens to you:

If it’s a battery-powered smoke detector, take out the battery and replace it with a new one. If there’s still a problem, replace […]

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