Categories for Electrical Issues

What Is an Arc Flash?

March 23, 2020

An arc flash is a type of electric discharge through the air from one voltage phase to the ground or to another voltage phase. This unwanted discharge creates a sudden rapid rise in air temperature and pressure between the conductors, which can result in an explosion referred to as an “arc blast.” The heat combined with these blasts can cause fires and flying shrapnel that can be extremely dangerous to bystanders, and cause significant property damage. In many cases, there is little to know warning of these explosions, and they can completely destroy electrical equipment. Therefore, it’s important to understand... View Article

Look Out for These Common Winter Electrical Issues!

December 23, 2019

Lower temperatures this time of year can result in a variety of electrical problems for both homes and businesses. We believe knowing the most common issues is the first step in preventing them from happening in the first place. Keep reading to learn more about the most common winter electrical issues in Carlsbad, NM, and how you can avoid them: Tripping a breaker: Strands of holiday lights, multiple space heaters and heavy-duty appliances can all put quite a strain on your home’s electrical system. When that’s the case, you may accidentally trip a breaker. Though it’s not the end of... View Article

What Causes an Electrical Surge?

December 9, 2019

Power surges are one of the most common electrical problems this time of year—and a big reason why they’re so common is that people don’t understand what causes electrical surges in Carlsbad, NM in the first place. We put together this helpful post in order to reduce the number of surges and prevent property damage this season: Lightning: When lightning strikes near a power line, the electrical energy boosts the electrical pressure by millions of volts. The bad news is that this surge overpowers pretty much any surge protector on the market. The good news is that lightning strikes are... View Article

Be Sure to Avoid These Common Winter Hazards to Industrial Electrical Equipment

November 13, 2019

A little bit of maintenance on your electrical systems and equipment goes a long way, especially for the winter months. The extreme cold and winter elements can be destructive for your electrical system, so it’s important that you understand not just the potential dangers you could face without performing the proper maintenance, but also how you can avoid them. Read on for an overview of common electrical winter hazards in Carlsbad, NM. Problems with space heaters One of the most common electrical issues that occurs in the winter is improper usage of space heaters, which can quickly turn hazardous. People... View Article

What Electrical Issues Should You Watch Out For?

March 12, 2018
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While all buildings can suffer from electrical failure in the right circumstances, the problem is especially likely in larger commercial and industrial buildings, which have more complex wiring systems. Therefore, it’s important for you to constantly be on the lookout for potential electrical problems that could turn into a safety hazard if you do not find and address them soon enough. Here are a few of the most common electrical issues to watch for and how you can address them with or without the help of an electrician in Carlsbad, NM. Loss of power Unexpectedly losing power to your building... View Article

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