Ryan Bealmear, Author at Teague Electric

Hazards of Ungrounded Wiring

An ungrounded outlet is pretty easy to identify. Just look at the face of the outlet, which is where you would plug something in. On virtually all modern homes, there should be three holes present. Two of them are vertical slits, and there’s a roundish hole beneath the vertical ones. 

Tips for Preventing Electrical Shock

According to information from the Electrical Safety Foundation International, over 30,000 mon-fatal shock accidents occur each year. Believe it or not, electrical shock is actually easy to prevent if you know what to avoid and what to look for. With a bit of safety training and basic knowledge, you can find and prevent possible electric […]

Tips for Protecting Your Family with High Quality Lighting

Did you know that the lights in and around your home play a huge role in keeping your family safe? Believe it or not, the lighting you have in place (or lack thereof) can affect your security, safety and overall well-being. Keep reading to learn how high-quality lighting options can help to improve your home’s […]

When is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Fire Alarm?

According to information provided by the National Fire Protection Association, the smoke alarms installed in homes across the country were only effective and only went off in about 53 percent of all the home fires that were reported in the U.S. between the years of 2009 and 2013. On the other hand, approximately 59 percent […]

Necessary Electrical Upgrades for Any Home Built Prior to 1988

As your home ages, the electrical wiring becomes more of a safety hazard. While this is deterioration that happens over an extended period of time, it can still lead to some dangerous problems. If you have a home that is more than 30 years old, it’s a good idea to hire professional electrical contractors for […]

3 Important Things to Know About Installing New Outlets

Have you noticed the electrical outlets in your home aren’t working as well as they once did? One indication of this is if the outlet is unable to snugly hold a plug. Not only is this annoying, it can actually be a serious shock and fire hazard. Other signs of an issue include outlets that […]

The Importance of Installing GFCI Outlets in Your Home

Are you one of those people who spend countless hours thinking about your home’s electrical system? For most, the answer to this question is “no,” and this is completely normal. However, with more and more being demanded of a home electrical system, it is important to consider whether or not it is safe.

Signs Your Light Switch is Beginning to Wear Out

If you are like most people, you probably don’t pay much attention to the light switches in your home. While the majority of these will last for decades without issues, besides needing to be cleaned from time to time, there are a few things to watch for. After all, constant use can take its toll […]