Bright Sparks: A Blog About Electricians And Reducing Hazards

What Happens When You Don't Maintain Your Electric Switchboard

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Electric power has to be shared among many users or appliances within your home or business facility. It is not possible to have each of these components connected to the main source of power. This is where electric switchboards come in handy. The switchboards are connected to the external power lines, and they enable you to distribute the power to different rooms in the building. Therefore, the switchboards carry a high amount of voltage to keep the equipment in the house running. Read More»

What you need to do to prevent electric short circuits

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Short circuits are a good example of the hazards that come with using electricity and electrical appliances at home. Simply, a short circuit refers to a failure in electric flow caused by poor cabling or damaged wires in an electric circuit. It also refers to a situation where a connection with low power resistance is made between points that usually have a high resistance. Notably, short circuits have devastating effects that can result in a fire or electric shock to a person operating electrical appliances. Read More»

Safety precautions to take after a flood

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If you recently experienced a flood inside your home, whether from weather conditions or a busted pipe, do not attempt to enter the home before getting the okay from local authorities. It is dangerous to simply walk in the house, turn on lights, and not have it inspected first. Here are some things to do after a flood in order to keep yourself and your family safe. Empty the Water First Read More»

4 Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips

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While you may practice proper safety precautions with your indoor electrical wiring and repairs, what about outdoors? It is important that whether you are hanging holiday lights or plugging something into an extension cord, you keep safety in mind at all times to avoid electrocution and other electrical hazards. Use Precautions With Extension Cords Among the different dangers with outdoor electrical work, many of them have to do with your extension cords. Read More»

Signs That You Recharged Your Car's A/C System with Too Much Refrigerant

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Your vehicle’s A/C system can only work effectively if it has the right amount of refrigerant or oil. If your car doesn’t have a manifold gauge to monitor the situation of refrigerant in your A/C system, you can notice that you are low on refrigerant when the A/C system is only blowing hot air. When this happens, it is essential to recharge the system with a refrigerant to restore its functionality. Read More»