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Why Do Outlets Spark?

An electric spark occurs when an excess amount of electricity discharges either to form an electric field or to find a connection. Electrical sparks can be normal, but there are some concerns with routine electrical sparking when you plug into an outlet. Electric sparks when you insert a plug into a wall outlet could be an indication of old connections, improper wiring, or moisture build up.

The Importance of Smoke Alarms

Your smoke detector is arguably the most essential safety fixture in your home. However, a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report found that at least 5 million homes in the U.S. still don’t have smoke alarms. According to the NFPA, having a working smoke alarm cuts one’s chances of dying in a reported fire in…

Staying Safe In Storms

During a lightning storm, the safest place to be is indoors. However, there are still several safety precautions one needs to take to stay safe in your own home. The three most common ways lightning can enter your home are through a direct strike, through inner/outer wires and pipes, and through the ground. To know…