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”

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

  Before the winter snowstorms begin and power outages start occurring, it is important to prepare yourself in advance. At FAB Electric, we know that power outages can create crises for people who are not ready for them, so we always advise people to be prepared for electrical failures or inclement weather. Things You Can … Continue reading “How to Prepare for a Power Outage”

Holiday Electrical Safety Tips

  The holiday season is an exciting time with all the parties, decorations, food, family, friends, and fun. Electrical safety in the home is often the furthest thing from our minds, yet it is of utmost importance. At FAB Electric, we want to help people have a safe and happy holiday season with their families … Continue reading “Holiday Electrical Safety Tips”

Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

  Many older homes are quite charming and have good bones and lots of memories attached to them. If you have an older home or are looking to purchase one, there are many aspects that can be kept in operational condition through regular upkeep and maintenance. However, electrical systems are not among them. Over the … Continue reading “Should I Upgrade My Electrical Panel?”

How to Be Safe When Using Extension Cords

  Often times, we need a more conveniently located electrical outlet—or series of outlets that would allow us to power multiple devices simultaneously. In these situations, most of us have likely used an extension cord to get the job done. These convenient electrical cords are available in a variety of lengths and can be connected … Continue reading “How to Be Safe When Using Extension Cords”