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19526 Electrical Articles

5 Signs of Home Electrical Problems

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Make sure to check your circuit breaker box periodically to check for any signs of malfunction. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Steve T. of Valencia, Calif.)
Make sure to check your circuit breaker box periodically to check for any signs of malfunction. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Steve T. of Valencia, Calif.)

Many electrical problems in your home will provide warning signs before they become serious. Knowing what these signs are can help you have repairs performed to prevent a dangerous situation.

Is Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring Safe?

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This contractor replaced knob and tube wiring, installed a new panel box and separated some high-volume rooms that were on the same circuit. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Kari B. of Riverdale, Md.)
This contractor replaced knob and tube wiring, installed a new panel box and separated some high-volume rooms that were on the same circuit. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Kari B. of Riverdale, Md.)

Does your older home have outdated knob and tube electrical wiring? Learn whether that type of wiring is safe, and what replacing knob and tube wiring costs.

Do Contractors Charge to Estimate a Job?

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One top-rated electrician offers free estimates on new installations, but usually charges for estimates to repair existing systems because on-site inspection and testing are required. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)
One top-rated electrician offers free estimates on new installations, but usually charges for estimates to repair existing systems because on-site inspection and testing are required. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell)

Whether you must pay for an estimate depends on the project's scope and contractor's policies. But a few rules of thumb apply to quotes, consultations and bids.

What Is a Power Surge?

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Surge protectors shield electronics and appliances from electrical surges. (Illlustration by Brandon Smith)
Surge protectors shield electronics and appliances from electrical surges. (Illlustration by Brandon Smith)

Power surges can destroy your electronics or appliances in a fraction of a second. Installing a whole house surge protector is your best line of defense.

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24/7 HANDYMEN.COM

907 Moss St
Reading, PA

A Tech Services LLC

PO Box 1113
Dingmans Ferry, PA

A&J HVACR

Interchange rd
Lehighton, PA

A&S INSTALLATION

805 EAST KEATS ST
Allentown, PA

A2Z Inspection Services

PMB#283 221 Skyline Dr, Ste 208
East Stroudsburg, PA

AACE Security

24 Hickory Hills Dr
Bath, PA

Absolute Electrical Solutions LLC

3218 South 2nd street
Whitehall, PA

Agosto Plumbing and Remodeling

1197 Germans Rd
Lehighton, PA

Aicher Design & Construction

2666 John Street
Easton, PA

AJ sons electric

6217 Hickory Rd
Slatington, PA

AJ Window and Door Solutions Inc

151 Main St
Shoemakersville, PA

AL DAUGHTRY ELECTRIC

7 SUNSET LN
Hamburg, PA

ALAN WEISBERG

702 Lincoln Dr
Brookhaven, PA

Alick Smith General Contractor Inc

220 E Lawn Rd
Nazareth, PA

AMEY'S GARAGE

4228 LEHIGH DR
Cherryville, PA

AMEY'S GARAGE INC.

4228 LEHIGH DR.
Cherryville, PA

Armani Engr Corp

185 Unionville rd
Jim Thorpe, PA

ARTISTIC VIDEO & SOUND INC

344 S 3RD ST
Coopersburg, PA

Asti Electric, Inc

1275 Glenlivet Dt
Allentown, PA

B. Miller Mechanical & Contracting

430 Franklin St
West Reading, PA