Grounding your house is an important electrical safety measure. It means that there is a physical connection between every electrical component in your home and the ground, providing a pathway for excess electrical current. Heavy-duty appliances are grounded to prevent shocks and fires that can potentially cause catastrophic injuries and damage. Knowing how to ground a house is therefore
Customers throughout Los Angeles and Southern California rely on Express Electrical Services for wiring and re-wiring help. In addition to having wires with good insulation and that meet the latest standards, it helps to waterproof wire connectors to improve your safety. Whether around your home or on a boat or road vehicle where wires could be exposed to the
Carbon monoxide (CO), as often advertised, is a colorless, odorless gas that you can’t detect with your senses. Yet it can cause serious illness and even death in high concentrations. Sources of CO include combustible gases from furnaces and cars, especially when the combustion process is incomplete. Having a carbon monoxide detector in your home is essential, but where
Most electrical wiring is located within walls and therefore remains safely out of sight. But when you add electronics, electrical devices, and light fixtures, more wires may be placed externally. Televisions, audio/video recorders, and computers can have many different wires. There are various options for concealing them; one is a wall wire cover. Below, we’ll explain how to install
Electricity is dangerous, yet we rely on it every day. It causes about 31,000 home fires every year, resulting in around 200 deaths, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can avoid electrical damage, shocks, fires, electrocution, injuries, and death by following these electrical safety tips. 1. Beware of Overloaded Outlets Many electrical problems result from overloaded outlets.
Working with your electrical system, whether you’re fixing wiring or changing a light bulb, requires understanding watts and volts. The two terms are not interchangeable as many people believe. Voltage is measured in volts and rate of power flow is measured in watts. To help you understand the watts vs. volts discussion, we have created this infographic. Watt’s vs.
Electric plug-in wall heaters are commonly used in U.S. homes. These portable devices are convenient but can be dangerous if used improperly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated, in 2017, that they contribute to around 1,100 home fires a year and cause most of the home heating-related fire deaths in the country. In one incident in January 2022, 19
There are different types of electrical outlets throughout your home. Although they all have the same basic purpose, some are better for certain rooms, protecting against electrical hazards, or improving energy efficiency. Each outlet provides access to an electrical circuit connected to the electrical panel; it’s part of a loop that allows electricity into devices, fixtures, and appliances. These
What Is the Purpose of an Electrical Sub Panel? The main service panel distributes power from the utility company to branch circuits in a building. An electrical sub panel, however, serves a more specific area of a home or a separate unit on your property. It has its own circuit breakers. Similar in appearance and function to a breaker panel,
Electrical safety is often an issue in homes that haven’t been rewired in 25 or 30 years. If you’ve lived in your property for a while or are moving into an older home, rewiring should be a top consideration. After all, wiring issues are among the top causes of electrical fires, and can cause circuit breakers to trip frequently, outlets
Express Electrical Services serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County & Ventura County. Our electricians offer a variety of electrical services & home safety services and we have a 60-90* minute response time on most services.
We guarantee same day response time for requests for emergency electrical services received before noon,
Monday through Saturday; our service within 60 minutes guarantee is subject to availability of electricians, and unless we have advised you at the time of the service call of a delay, if we do not arrive within 60 minutes of the end of our call with the Customer, the initial service call fee will be waived. We cannot guarantee same-day service or service within one hour on Sundays, but will do our best to respond to emergency service calls on Sundays, subject to electrician availability; there will be no waiver of the initial service call fee on Sundays. License: #992260