Prepare for Natural Disasters – Video Short

While we cannot prevent natural disasters, we can make sure our homes are electrically safe before and after the storm. Be sure to turn off your power if your utility asks you to. Move any sensitive electronics high and make sure your phones and other emergency communication devices are fully charged. If you use a […]

Avoid Utility Scams

Learn How to Avoid Common Phone Utility Scams According to the FTC, fraud complaints were received from more than 2.4 million people in 2022, showing a total loss of $8.8 billion, $2.6 billion of which were from impostor scams. Many of these scams are utility scams where scammers pretend to be representatives of utility companies […]

Evite Estafas de Servicios Públicos

Aprenda Como Evitar Estafas de Servicios Públicos Internet Crimes Complaint Center estima que Americanos son estafadas por $239 millón cada año. Muchas de estas estafas, son estafas de servicios públicos donde los estafadores pretenden ser representativas de una companía de servicios públicos y demandan pago inmediata para evitar desconexión de servicio. Aprenda Como Identificar Estafas […]

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 […]