Maintaining Your GFCI Electrical Outlets

What are those weird outlets with reset buttons in my Kitchen and Bathroom? Those are called GFCI breaker outlets, and I am going to give you a few tips on how they should be maintained. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or GFCI’s are electrical outlets installed in areas where there is water, such as bathrooms, kitchens,

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Why Should I Get My Electric Panels Inspected?

The number one reason for having your electric panel inspected is for safety. An outdated service panel can be a fire or an electrocution hazard. Of course, older homes are at more risk but even new houses can have electrical issues. Make sure your panel is inspected and up to date. Below are a few

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Are Your Electrical Panels Obsolete?

At Eco Electric & Plumbing If you own a home built before 1990, chances are you might have an outdated main electric panel in your home. Electrical panels contain either fuses or circuit breakers that trip or shut off the power when too much electricity flows through them. This helps to prevent fires caused by

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What is Knob And Tube Wiring?

At Eco Electric & Plumbing, we know that Knob and Tube wiring (Or sometimes called K&T) is an early method of electrical wiring used in North America from roughly 1880 to the 1940s. Its called K&T because of the ceramic knobs that fasten it and by the ceramic tubes that protect the wires as it

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Tips For Protecting Your Outdoor Electric Outlets

At Eco Electric & Plumbing, we know having Outdoor electric covers may seem like a no brainer but how many times do you inspect the condition of those covers? If just one cover is damaged or missing, it can leave your home exposed to the elements, which in turn could be a fire hazard. Not

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Tips For Maintaining Your Smoke Detectors

  Smoke detectors can be a great tool for saving lives, but you want to make sure they are installed properly and are regularly maintained. Each year people die because their smoke detector did not alert them to smoke or fire. The most fatalities happen in homes that are without these working smoke detectors. Often

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Safety Tips For Portable Electric Heaters

Portable heating has been deemed the second leading cause of home fires in the Nation. Roughly 65,000 house fires take place each year which results in property damage, injuries, and death. Portable electric heaters are a high yielding wattage appliance with the potential to catch fire to nearby materials. Such materials could be bedding, drapes,

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Finding the Right Electrical Repair Company

Before you make that call to a local electrical repair company, there are a few things you should be looking for. Know their core values as a company, do they guarantee their work and make sure their technicians are licensed and bonded. Just knowing these three elements can give you peace of mind and save

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What Electric Panel is Good For My Home?

One can get lost trying to find the best Panel to use for your home. The truth is that there some great options out there. You want to ask about the construction of the load center (Panel) and its breakers, the expense of the breakers (If that’s a focus point), availability of breakers, and if

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Why You Should Have Whole House Surge Protector in Your Home

Not many people think about surge protection even in this modern day of electronics. If they do, they often think of power strips. However, whole house surge protection should be at the top of the list when you are thinking of safeguarding your home from daily surges, external surges and prolonging the life of your

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