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  • waterproof wire connectors

How to Ground a House

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

404, 2022
  • waterproof wire connectors

How to Waterproof Wire Connectors

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

2503, 2022
  • Where to Put a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Where to Put a Carbon Monoxide Detector

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

1703, 2022
  • Install Wall Wire Cover

How to Install a Wall Wire Cover

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

1603, 2022
  • Express Electrical Safety Tips

12 Electrical Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

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.

1603, 2022
  • Watts vs Volts What's the Difference

Watts vs. Volts: What’s the Difference?

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.

903, 2022
  • How to Safely Use an Electric Plug In Wall Heater

How to Safely Use an Electric Plug-in Wall Heater

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

803, 2022

Electrical Outlet Types Explained

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

2802, 2022

What Is the Purpose of an Electrical Sub Panel?

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,

3101, 2022

6 Benefits of Electrical Rewiring

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

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