My Old House has Fused Wiring. Do I Need to Update and Replace?

My Old House has Fused Wiring. Do I Need to Update and Replace?

Many older homes across the nation still operate electrically from the old screw-in or cartridge-type fuses. You know, the ones that either look like a small glass eye with a screw-in base or one of your grandfather’s shotgun shells? We have come a long way...
Four Signs You Need a Full House Rewire

Four Signs You Need a Full House Rewire

Electrical wiring is often designed to last long, so many people don’t think about it until something bad happens. Over time, electrical wires and insulation degrade, reducing their effectiveness and endangering your life and property. The U.S. Fire...
Is my Knob and Tube Wiring Safe?

Is my Knob and Tube Wiring Safe?

Living in an older Nevada home can be an adventure, but the old electrical wiring can come with challenges. Do you live in a home built in the early to mid-20th century? If you do, you probably have what’s known as knob and tube (K & T) wiring. Here are some...
You’ve Failed an Electrical Inspection. Now What?

You’ve Failed an Electrical Inspection. Now What?

If you have had significant electrical work done, then you will almost certainly need an electrical inspection. These inspections are required by state and federal law and are designed to ensure your own safety. What Kind of Work Needs an Inspection? Generally, an...
8 Reasons Why You May Need an Electrical Inspection

8 Reasons Why You May Need an Electrical Inspection

Most likely, if you’re like most Nevada homeowners, you may not think much about your electrical system until a problem arises. Put simply, a residential electrical inspection is a comprehensive examination of everything in an electrical system, which includes...
The Effects of Power Outages on Computers & Electronics

The Effects of Power Outages on Computers & Electronics

Power outages or blackouts can cause major problems at a home and business. Data loss, productivity, security and even profits can all be consequences. But in addition to the related inconvenience, the cause of power interruptions can also put sensitive electrical...
Are You Prepared For A Power Outage?

Are You Prepared For A Power Outage?

NOW is the Time Electrical power outages can happen any time of the year due to storms, accidents, construction, or grid blackouts; but winter is by far one of the most dangerous times to be caught unprepared in an outage. Even a relatively short amount of time...
What Causes a Burnt or Melted Outlet?

What Causes a Burnt or Melted Outlet?

Recognizing a ProblemAt some point in your experience as a home or business owner, you may be going about your day as usual, only to find that one of your electrical outlets has been blackened and melted by heat (right where you were wanting to plug in a new 50″...