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27 Apr

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GFCI and AFCI Protection

What is a GFCI? A ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a device used in electrical wiring to disconnect a circuit when unbalanced current is detected between an energized conductor and a neutral return conductor.  Such an imbalance is sometimes caused by current “leaking” through a person who is simultaneously in contact with a ground and an energized part of the circuit, which can result in lethal shock. GFCIs are designed to provide protection in such a situation, unlike standard circuit breakers, which guard against overloads, and short circuits.   What is an AFCI? Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are special types of electrical receptacles or…

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27 Apr

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Dryer Exhaust: Important tips

Clothes dryers are often neglected by the homeowner. It’s easy to forget about it as long as it’s still doing its job of dryer clothes. However, the duct must vent directly to the outdoors and be free of obstructions, like built up lint. Which can be a fire hazard.  Moisture A clothes dryer will vent…

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26 Apr

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Aluminum Wiring: Fire Hazard

Between approximately 1965 and 1973, single-strand (solid) aluminum wiring was sometimes substituted for copper branch-circuit wiring in residential electrical systems due to the sudden escalating price of copper. After a decade of use by homeowners and electricians, inherent weaknesses were discovered in the metal that lead to its disuse as a branch wiring material. Aluminum…

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25 Apr

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Musty and Damp Smells Might be Mold

Mold is a fungus that naturally occurs in nature and plays an important role in the breakdown of organic matter, such as plants, wood, and even food. The problem posed to humans by mold is their spores, which can be released into the air and land on damp surfaces indoors, where they will continue to…

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23 Apr

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Asbestos: Buying an Older Home

Asbestos

What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance.    How Can Asbestos Affect Human Health?…

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