Disaster Safety Pre-Storm Safety and Post-Storm Recovery

Natural disasters leave thousands of consumers without power, and flooding associated with tropical storms and hurricanes often causes severe or permanent damage to electrical equipment. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of rebuilding and renovating safely after a storm to prevent injuries, deaths, and electrical fires.  Download […]

Water Damaged Electrical Equipment

Water and electricity do not mix. Follow this guide to quickly see what equipment must be replaced and which electronics may be reconditioned. Any water-damaged equipment even if thoroughly dried will pose serious long-term safety and fire risk if not properly reconditioned. ESFI recommends that the evaluation of water-damaged electrical equipment be conducted by qualified […]

How to Avoid Electrical Counterfeits

Using qualified electricians and purchasing from reputable distributors and retailers gives you: safety, security, and the backing of the Manufacturer. Purchasing Counterfeits Has Consequences Counterfeits Have low-quality components Are unregulated and untested Unsafe and not backed by a manufacturer warranty  Could lead to identity theft if purchased from a non-reputable vendor Counterfeit’s Unintentional Consequences $1.38 […]

Qualified Electricians

Not all electricians are the same. All electrical work should be done by a qualified electrician, who: Have 4-5 years of on the job training Is trained and up-to-date on your state’s electrical code Is licensed, insured, and bonded in your state Purchase from reputable retailers and distributors Stand behind their work Can be reached […]