Smoke Detector Types and Installation

What types of smoke detectors are best for your home?  How should they be placed for greatest effect and to meet building codes?


Smoke detectors can alert us to almost any type of fire.  One type that often goes overlooked are fires caused by lightning … Read More

Surge Protectors: Getting the Right One

Make sure you have a surge protector that will defend your devices from sudden power changes.

Surge protectors are often a topic of discussion this time of year especially with the number of thunderstorms during the summer.  We’re all familiar with the spikes in electricity … Read More

Tamper-Resistant Electrical Receptacles

Tamper-resistant electrical receptacles prevent injuries by keeping unwanted objects out of electrical sockets.

Tamper-resistant (TR) electrical receptacles are one of the newest ways to avoid shocks and burns from electrical sockets.  It’s no secret that curious children (and even some unknowing adults) can be harmed … Read More