The Benefits of Specialty Electrical Outlets

Electrical outlets are everywhere, though most people seldom consider them. What many people don’t realize is that there are many different types of outlets that are used to supply electricity to all kinds of devices and that each type of outlet offers different benefits. Knowing the benefits of different types of specialty outlets can help … Continue reading “The Benefits of Specialty Electrical Outlets”

Is Your Breaker Panel Giving You Problems? — How to Troubleshoot

  Dealing with constant breaker trips, or have a breaker that refuses to reset in your control panel box? The good news is that the most common causes of breaker panel trouble are actually quite simple. The majority of the time it’s a simple standard trip, and can be fixed easily. Appliances Are Often the … Continue reading “Is Your Breaker Panel Giving You Problems? — How to Troubleshoot”

What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out

  Dealing with a power outage in your home can range from a minor inconvenience to a potentially dangerous situation. How you respond, how you handle the problem, and how well you’re prepared are all defining factors how an outage can affect you, your home, and your appliances. That’s why today we’re going to discuss … Continue reading “What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out”

What Appliances Should Be on a Dedicated Circuit?

  Proper electrical function and access in a home is necessary to support normal daily activity. As you know, we need power for lights, cooking, security, entertainment, and more! Though many of these can be wired to operate on the same circuit, there are some that absolutely must be placed on a singular, dedicated circuit. … Continue reading “What Appliances Should Be on a Dedicated Circuit?”

Electrical Tips for Home Additions

  Have some renovations or home additions in the works for your DC area home? Great news! Before you do so, though, be sure to keep in mind that some additions almost always mean electrical work, and there are a lot of factors to consider if your end product is going to result in proper … Continue reading “Electrical Tips for Home Additions”

Why You Should Use A Surge Protector

  Most people assume that plugging their devices and equipment into a power strip will protect against surges. So, they plug countless gadgets into one outlet, not realizing that this is an accident waiting to happen. The only way to avoid disaster is to use a surge protector. What happens when a powerful storm sweeps … Continue reading “Why You Should Use A Surge Protector”

Count on Our Emergency Electrical Services During Coronavirus

  During the coronavirus pandemic, many people aren’t thinking of electrical safety. But while we work to stay safe from COVID-19, electrical hazards still exist. Please know that during this uncertain time, you can still count on FAB Electric as an essential business. A professional electrician is just a phone call away! Although we are all … Continue reading “Count on Our Emergency Electrical Services During Coronavirus”

Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

  Ever have a light bulb that burns out for no apparent reason? The package said it would work for 900 hours, yet it burned out after a couple of weeks. If you find that your light bulbs keep burning out in a short amount of time, there might be a bigger problem at play … Continue reading “Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?”

What are the Most Dangerous Electrical Hazards in Your Home?

  Anywhere there’s electricity, there’s a potential for danger. That’s why so many people call on professionals for their electrical needs, and we are so glad they do! For homeowners, the key to containing electricity and reducing the risk of an incident is to understand the potential dangers in your home. At FAB Electric, we … Continue reading “What are the Most Dangerous Electrical Hazards in Your Home?”

Why Circuit Breakers Trip and What to Do About It

  Have you experienced circuit breakers tripping in your home, and you are not sure why? Circuit breakers can trip for a variety of reasons, including ground faults, short circuits, and overloaded circuits. No matter what underlying reason causes the circuit breaker to trip, you need to take steps to stop the problem soon. Circuit … Continue reading “Why Circuit Breakers Trip and What to Do About It”