safe and sound electric: Electrician Jobs in Stamford CT 06907 Difficult to Fill - 08/24/16 03:57 AM
The demand for electricians in the United States has risen in the past few years. Employment of electricians is expected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. U.S. News and World Report ranked "Electrician" as #3 in Best Construction Jobs. So why is so difficult to find an electrician for hire?
First, to become an electrician one needs training, an apprenticeship, and finally, a license. When looking to hire additional electricians, we hone in on those applicants that have customer service experience, are hard working and responsible, and have the skills to be a great … (4 comments)

safe and sound electric: Why Does my Furnace in Greenwich, CT 06830 Not Get Electricity? - 08/24/14 01:14 AM
I was at a customer’s house in Greenwich, CT last week when he was complaining that his furnace was not getting power. I started at the electrical panel and tested each circuit breaker. Each breaker had the right voltage, so I know the problem was not outside the house, and not in the panel.  He had some work done in his basement recently and was concerned that a worker had cut a power cable by accident.  The problem was somewhere within the house. 
 
 
The next step was to check the most obvious causes.  In most cases, the National Electric … (3 comments)

safe and sound electric: How to Plug USB Cords in the Right Way Every Time - 01/25/14 03:46 AM
After my post last week about USB receptacles (here), I wanted to provide a helpful hint about plugging in USB devices.  USB cords, like any other plug can only be inserted one way.  The problem is that we always try to plug them in the wrong way first.  Then, we rotate them around and eventually are able to connect them.
To solve this problem, I suggest cutting a small square of self adhesive Velcro strips (available at hardware stores or craft store) on the bottom of ech USB cord you own.  That way, you can feel the Velcro with your finger … (6 comments)

safe and sound electric: Why Reversed Polarity Is A Hazard - 01/23/14 10:37 AM

Reversed polarity is common problem in many homes. Typically, at least a few outlets were changed by someone who was not an electrician, and might have miswired them. Here is a great article about why reversed polarity is a problem.
Any time  I inspect a house where an amateur has been doing electrical wiring in a home, there's a good chance that I'll find outlets with reversed polarity.  This happens when the hot and nuetral wires get flipped around at an outlet.  Reversed polarity creates a potential shock hazard, but it's usually an easy repair.
A brief definition of Hot and Neutral wires: On a standard … (4 comments)

safe and sound electric: Why Don’t My Kitchen Outlets Work in North Stamford CT 06903? - 01/22/14 11:19 PM
Kitchen outlets sometimes do not work because of a tripped or broken ground fault circuit interrupter.  Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), also known as a GFI outlets, are required in kitchen and other areas of the house where there is a high likelihood of encountering moisture or water.  GFCI’s are required in kitchens, bathrooms, unfinished basements, garages, and outside outlets.  You will recognize them because they have two little buttons in the middle labeled “test” and “reset.”  
 

If your kitchen outlets do not seem to work, it could be a tripped circuit breaker or a tripped GFI outlet.  … (15 comments)

safe and sound electric: USB Outlets are the Coolest Electrical Outlets in Greenwich CT 06830 - 01/20/14 05:12 AM
USB Outlets are the Coolest Electrical Outlets in Greenwich CT 06830
 
USB outlets are a new type of electrical receptacle becoming more and more prevalent in Greenwich, CT.  In this continually connected society that we live in, we are constantly using our smart phones. We use our phones as GPS devices, Internet hotspots, video cameras, remote controls and hundreds of other uses.  The problem is that all those features and apps draw more power and leave us constantly trying to charge our devices.  Whenever I go to an airport, I see passengers getting off a plane and immediately trying to … (9 comments)

safe and sound electric: Who Cares about Google Plus? Google. That’s Who! - 01/13/14 08:58 AM
Google Plus is a social media platform that many people do not know about.  The joke is that only Google employees use it.  It is much newer than Facebook, and has just a small fraction of Facebook’s one billion users.  If so few people use it, why should we put time and effort into building and maintaining a Google Plus business page?  
 
The answer is that Google+ is important because Google thinks it is important.   Several years ago, the company paid people to drive around in special cars with cameras mounted on the roof and record and map … (9 comments)

safe and sound electric: Why Extension Cords are Dangerous in Riverside, CT - 01/09/14 09:06 AM
Why Extension Cords are Dangerous in Riverside, CT
 
The correct use of an extension cord is in a temporary manner.  For instance, when using a power drill you plug it into an extension cord. Later, when you are done with the drill, you unplug the extension cord.  The cord becomes a problem when it is used in place of permanent wiring in the home.  I see this all the time in Riverside and other parts of Greenwich, CT.  Typically in older homes, the garage door opener is frequently plugged into an extension cord. Usually, when a garage door installer puts … (5 comments)

safe and sound electric: Portable Generator Safety is Very Important in Greenwich, CT - 01/09/14 02:50 AM
Portable generators are a hot item these days, and safety is a very important element when operating one of these units in Greenwich, CT.  

The proper placement of the generator when it is running is critical to safe operation.  The operating instructions for many units state that the portable generator is not to be exposed to rain or other elements.  So, many people place the generator in an area with less than ideal ventilation, such as an open garage, or under an overhang and create a potentially harmful situation.  Without proper ventilation, the exhaust fumes can be extremely dangerous, … (1 comments)

 
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