Categories for Electrical Safety

Why It’s Important to Use Surge Protectors

January 31, 2022

Electrical professionals strongly recommend the use of surge protectors by owners of residential and business properties alike. There are two main options for surge protectors: whole-home and outlet or strip surge protection. Both have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, and both are designed to protect your home and devices from power surges. Let’s take a closer look at surge protector uses and why they are beneficial to have in your home. Extra protection for electronic devices Today’s homes and businesses use more electronic devices than ever before. This means there is a much greater reliance on electricity to power... View Article

Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

June 9, 2021

When it comes to your home, there’s nothing more important than safety. That’s probably why safety concerns arise when it comes to aluminum wiring, but unfortunately, so does misinformation. Like many household items, aluminum wiring will not pose a safety hazard unless improperly used or installed. Read on to learn more about aluminum wiring in homes. How to determine if your home has aluminum wiring If you don’t know whether your home has aluminum wiring, you can check the electrical panel or examine the cables running through exposed walls in the basement or attic. Aluminum wires will be labeled AL,... View Article

How GFCI Outlets Work and Keep You Safe

November 10, 2020

Electrical standards in home construction have evolved significantly over the decades. Today, one of the ways homes must be built to meet electrical codes is to have GFCI outlets installed throughout the home, especially in areas like bathrooms or kitchens where there is a great potential for the outlet to be exposed to moisture. To understand why every bathroom in Carlsbad, NM needs a GFCI outlet, it is important to have a thorough understanding of what GFCI outlets do. Here’s a quick overview of how these outlets work. Protecting your home’s electrical systems GFCI outlets are designed to protect people... View Article

Common Risks with Electrical Work Sites and Treatment Advice

October 7, 2020

Working on electrical equipment comes with inherent risks. Anytime you’re dealing with electricity, the possibility of burns and electrocution is present. Safety and prevention are paramount, which includes following OSHA guidelines and standards. There are three common risks in electrical work in Carlsbad, NM, and numerous ways to mitigate them. Read on to learn more about the risks and treatment: Unsafe work equipment: Using safe equipment is one of the simplest ways to prevent accidents and injury. OSHA requires all electricians and electrical workplaces to use equipment they deem “acceptable.” This means it’s tested by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory... View Article

Need Insulated Gloves? Here Are Five Good Options

August 27, 2020

Switching off the power does not completely eliminate the risk of electric shock. Current can flow even after being cut off, and many workplace accidents arise when electricians start work secure in the belief that all is safe. Gloves for electricians in Carlsbad, NM are made of rubber and designed to prevent this scenario. Here are five options for gloves that offer protection against electric shock: Magid Safety M011B10 Electrical Gloves: Made from dielectric natural rubber latex, this option offers low voltage protection that withstands up to 1,000V AC/1,500V DC. They work well for linemen, field service workers, contractors and... View Article

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