Why is my Outlet Sparking When I Plug in Appliance

As a homeowner, I know you sometimes witness an outlet spark when you plug in an appliance. While it is common and mostly harmless, it can be an early sign of electrical problems. This article will pinpoint the major causes of outlet sparking, and how to fix it. Read on for complete details. What is … Read more

Open Hot Outlet Explained! Causes and How to Fix the Circuit.

Every cable in an electrical system contains three wires, the hot, neutral and ground wire. These wires are responsible for the transmission of electricity, and protection against ground fault. When an outlet is labelled as an open hot outlet by an electrician or inspector, it means that the hot wire is disconnected. This article will explain … Read more

Ungrounded Outlets! Dangers and How to Fix It.

If you are living in an older home built before 1960, or still have some 2 prong ungrounded outlets in your house, it’s time you upgrade to meet the code requirements. Non-grounded outlets can pose serious risks in homes ranging from electrical shocks, to fire hazards and damage to electrical appliances. That is why it … Read more

Ground Wire Explained: The Importance & How It Works

As a homeowner, I know you have heard the electrical term ground wire, and also have them on your major appliances and outlets. But did you know their role in home electrical safety? This article will teach you all you need to know about electric earth wires, and its roles in home safety. What is an … Read more

What is House Earthing or Grounding?

As an electricity user, it is your duty to make sure your house earthing system is proper. This is to prevent electric shock and other hazards. House earthing or grounding connects the earth wires of every outlet to the ground, and whenever there is a short circuit or power surge, it flows through the earth … Read more

How to Replace a 4 Way Light Switch

As a homeowner, it is normal to replace an old light switch when it fails. It is also safe to hire an electrician if you don’t have wiring experience. But have you ever tried replacing a 4-way light switch? This article will guide you on how to replace a 4-way switch. What is a 4-way … Read more