Just because your neighbor is fixing something, doesn’t mean your home needs the same thing. You may have a fireplace that you use or other features not found in every home. You need to know what is in your own house, and work with what you have. Sometimes you can learn as much by seeing things you don’t like, as seeing the things you do. Almost all learning comes from what other people have experienced. The beauty of the internet is to never know someone personally, but to benefit from all of their knowledge. Of course, everybody likes to offer their knowledge and be helpful which only gives value to the rest of us.
If you are about to remodel your basement, seriously consider raising the house service electrical receptacles. This simple preventative technique will make sure that the water is not able to affect your electrical sockets. If you live in a more temperate zone, this is probably not an issue even if you do have a basement. It is not necessary to place the receptacles several feet in the air – you just want them higher off the ground in case of a little flooding. If all else fails, contact an electrician that can help you with this problem and pay them to install your outlets if necessary.
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Installation of the circuits should include GFCI outlets. These are also called ground fault circuit interrupters. It is clear that once you install a GFCI outlet that it is much different than your typical outlet design. The purpose of this particular outlet is to measure the current between the neutral and hot terminals which is the path the electricity takes. If there should be an electrical short, such as with the device you are using, the difference or change in current will be detected by the receptacle. To stop the current flow, the GFCI will open up. This will cause the current to stop flowing.
One other thing you might want to do is get an infrared scan for your home to see how well insulated it actually is. The cost of the equipment to do the scan is very high so the owners charge quite a bit to do the process. This camera is so good that it is capable of giving you the information you need regardless of the season or how warm or cold it is in your home. Even though this camera works fine in the bright sunlight, nighttime pictures are the most accurate. Using the latest infrared technology, thermal imagery will show you where the leaks in your house are in regard to heat.
The above electrical home improvement tips may be beyond what you can do or are comfortable doing. It is very simple to use the electrical outlet checker. This is a device almost everyone can use right away. To be safe, hire an electrician to get the other projects underway and completed. So to make your home a much safer place to be, you should complete these three projects as soon as possible.