Are Sparking Outlets Dangerous?

  You’ve probably seen it plenty of times — a small blue spark when you plug in an appliance. Most of the time, this is a normal and harmless event. But it’s worth paying attention to, because some sparks can be early warning signs of dangerous problems. Why Do Outlets Spark? Your home’s electrical system … Continue reading “Are Sparking Outlets Dangerous?”

Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Electrical Damage

  When one of your appliances starts showing signs of disrepair, you might think the trouble is confined to that appliance only. But that’s not necessarily true — there are some ways in which a faulty appliance can send surges of electricity into your home’s electrical system, and the resulting damage can range from a … Continue reading “Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Electrical Damage”

How to Winter-Proof Your Home Electric

  Winter time should be reserved for building snowmen, baking cookies, and enjoying all the season has to offer — not worrying about electric emergencies and heating hazards. Luckily, there are things you can do to safety-proof your home electric for winter months. Prevent Fire Hazards According to the Electric Safety Foundation, more home fires … Continue reading “How to Winter-Proof Your Home Electric”

A Flickering Light Bulb Could Mean a Lot More Than You Think

  Do you have a flickering light bulb, and you’re not sure why? As you are likely aware, there are a lot of abnormal electrical issues that can go unnoticed, but a flickering light bulb isn’t one of them. It’s visible, annoying and potentially alarming if you’re not sure what’s causing it. And it shouldn’t … Continue reading “A Flickering Light Bulb Could Mean a Lot More Than You Think”

Prevent a Shocking Experience with GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are essential for safety and required in today’s homes by National Electrical Code. GFCI outlets, or ‘ground fault circuit interrupters’ prevent serious electric shock and reduce the risk of electrical fire by monitoring electrical current, cutting power or ‘tripping’ when the outlets detect an imbalance or excess current flow down an unintended path. … Continue reading “Prevent a Shocking Experience with GFCI Outlet”

Is Your Electrical System Enough for Your Electric Car?

  You decide to buy an electric car to save on gasoline. You have an outlet in your carport or garage, but is it enough? Could you be jeopardizing your safety by charging your car? As an electric car owner, you want a safe, fast, and reliable charge. Charging your voltage-powered vehicle by plugging into … Continue reading “Is Your Electrical System Enough for Your Electric Car?”

Electrical Hazards in Warm Weather—Is Your Family Prepared?

Whether your ideal seasonal activity is tanning by the pool or walking along a sandy beach, there’s no doubt summertime offers a lot of family fun. However, it can present many safety concerns for homeowners. Here are a few reminders from Fab Electric to give you and your family peace of mind this summer. Prepare … Continue reading “Electrical Hazards in Warm Weather—Is Your Family Prepared?”

Ways to Keep Your Electrical System Stress Free This Summer

The weather is heating up, and with it, so is the load on your electrical system. Don’t let the stress pile up. Protect your electrical system – and your wallet – from the stresses of summer with the help of these simple tips. Reduce Stress from Heating and Cooling Heating and cooling comprises about 30%-50% … Continue reading “Ways to Keep Your Electrical System Stress Free This Summer”

How to Childproof Outlets

Young children are curious, which is why they are susceptible to dangerous situations. Anyone who has a toddler knows that as they become more mobile, it is increasingly essential to protect them from themselves, particularly when it comes to the outlets in your home. The National Fire Protection Agency notes over 2,400 children are injured … Continue reading “How to Childproof Outlets”

Don’t Forget These Springtime Electrical Safety Tips

Now that it’s spring and the weather is warmer, people are spending more time outside. For the sake of safety, it’s important to make sure certain electrical components are functioning properly and you are practicing good habits both inside and outside of the home. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), thousands of people … Continue reading “Don’t Forget These Springtime Electrical Safety Tips”