Waldron Electric Heating and Cooling knows you may ask, what is an electrical circuit? Usually it is defined by the amount of outlets which are connected together in one circuit and connected to the network breaker and placed in the house service panel. If you reside in a building during the long period of time you should obviously be aware of what kind of the circuit it has. Usually only one circuit is installed in one room in order to supply two or three outlets with electricity. Continue reading
Usually water and fire don’t mix. When the fire crew arrive, what’s the first thing they put on your burning house? Right.
But when water mixes with electricity, it almost might as well be gasoline. Water, or even dampness or moisture, can create leakage current — a form of short circuit — across the electrical contacts of a switch, fixture, or anything else with exposed conductors. This low-grade short circuit can evolve into a full-fledged electrical pathway through chemical reactions and the buildup of carbon. The result: either a lot of heat or an electrical arc, either of which can start things going.
Typically, wiring in the wet areas of your home or car is done in such a way as to keep contacts away from moisture … if it’s done by a properly licensed electrical contractor. Just another good reason to give us a call for your next home repair!