Electrical Home Safety Inspection

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Basic Electrical Safety Policy » Environmental Health & Safety » University of Florida

This policy is intended to establish safety requirements for University faculty, staff and students who may work with or near electrically energized equipment during the course of normal activities. S

Electrical Inspection Services Dallas Fort Worth | Berkeys Electrical Service

Protect your family and your home with a Berkeys Electrical Inspection in Dallas Fort Worth. We inspect the Entire El...

Why PLC Plays an Essential Role in Machine Control

A programmable logic controller (PLC) can be elaborated upon as an electronic appliance, primarily used across a host of industries to regulate and monitor building systems, production processes, and

Non-contact voltage testers: tips and tricks for home inspectors

Voltage tester, tick-tracer, glow-tip, non-contact voltage tester… whatever. Same thing. I call it a voltage sniffer, but the technical name for this device is a capacitive voltage sensor. That’s

Taking Heart, My Meaningful Purpose at Schneider Electric

Written by guest blogger Jessica Staggs Most people remember important dates in their lives; birthdays, wedding anniversaries, work anniversaries, the birth of their children, etc.  One day that cha

Getting up to Speed on 5G Strategy and Micro Data Centers with Steven Carlini of Schneider Electric

Everywhere I go, it seems that people are talking about 5G. I wanted to find out more about the specific role of micro data centers in 5G so I sat... Read more » The post Getting up to Speed on 5G

Downstream Evolution: National Oil Companies and US Players Going Big

The recent oil crisis accelerated the focus on the downstream value chain. National Oil Companies (NOCs) are rapidly adapting their strategy by investing in refining and petrochemical complexes both

How microgrids can create carbon-neutral buildings and reduce energy costs

Digitally driven energy management initiatives are allowing companies to operate sustainably while gaining the rewards of reduced energy costs and a smaller carbon footprint. Microgrid adoption, incr

Eligible K-12 Schools/Libraries: Take Advantage of DCIM as Part of the United States’ E-rate Program

The digital classroom is becoming the norm in K-12 schools in the US. That means the Federal E-rate program, which provides affordable telecommunications, internet access, and internal connections to

Spring Cleaning Time, DFW

It’s that time of year again – Spring Cleaning Time! We need to get ready for the warmer weather by opening the windows and getting busy with ridding our homes of the dusty musty winter air. Some

Style and Design your Home Online With Schneider

Over the years, Schneider Electric has established itself as one of the leading businesses in the domain of Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Center

Decoded: Arc Flash in the National Electric Code

Installation standards and work practices complement each other.  Before any arc flash discussion can be made about the National Electric Code (NEC), it’s important to realize that NFPA 70E, Stand

Electrical Industry and its most Important Equipment Explained

The Indian electrical industry is multifaceted, assembling an array of items which run from powerful innovation equipment to low innovation electrical parts. After all, the electrical business is a w

Expert Recommendations: Approaching IIoT for Developers and Installers

Developers and Installers are embracing the IIoT trend as the market demand for IIoT-based solutions continues to grow stronger. End Users are expecting their machines to be more connected and... Re

Introducing the Sense Home Energy Monitor

The Sense home energy monitor is possibly the coolest tool ever invented to track home energy usage. One of the inspectors in my company, Joe, told me about this device a few months ago. He installed

Home inspections for first-time home buyers (video post)

I’ve helped teach dozens of first-time home buyer seminars over the years, and it’s typically the same stuff covered during every seminar. What’s a home inspection, when does it happen, what do

Understanding The Basics of Plumbing

In the US, plumbing leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water annually. That's equivalent to 40 million swimming pools. Most of these leaks don't even need the attention of a professional

Safe Driving In Wet Weather

North Texas has been a bit soggy lately. It means roads are wet, flooded, or even severely damaged by all that water draining into the storm drains. To stay safe, you don’t have to remain at home. T

Hazards with aluminum wiring

Buying a home with aluminum wiring? The seller will probably tell you it’s perfectly fine, has never been a problem, and there’s nothing to worry about. We’ve heard this story many times. I blo

Signs You Need Air Duct Replacement

Did you know that approximately 25% of the air in your HVAC ductwork is lost as a result of leaks and poorly fitted ducts?

DFW Out And About

Before the rains begin again, it looks like DFW is going to be enjoying some nice weather. It’s time to begin getting the kids out of the house for some fun on the weekend before the rain ends and s

How to replace a hardwired smoke alarm

Replacing a hardwired smoke alarm is a piece of cake. If you purchase a smoke alarm from the same manufacturer, you might be able to use the same wiring harness. You simply disconnect the existing s

Your Nashville Tour Guide for the 2019 Draft

Welcome to Nashville! We can’t tell you how stoked we are to see so many new faces in town for the NFL Draft! Whether it’s your first time in Music City or you’re a regular in these

Do You Need an Emergency Electrician?

Did you know that the United States generated nearly 4 trillion kWh of electricity in 2017 alone?

Which smoke alarm to buy

Shopping for a new smoke alarm? Stop. Don’t even go to the store until you know exactly which smoke alarm you want. I know the ins and outs of smoke and CO alarms, and I’m still overwhelmed by th

Common Issues You Should Leave to a Plumber

Does one of the bathrooms in your home have a toilet that's clogged?

Going Solar in Your Apartment: 5 Ways to Get Started

If you own a home, going solar is a no-brainer. Upon installation of a solar system you immediately begin to reduce your energy bills. As an investment, solar can provide an amazing return every month

Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for Minnesota

Carbon monoxide alarms are required for most dwellings in Minnesota. I get a lot of questions about the little details, and today I’m going to cover them all. General Carbon Monoxide Alarm Require

Different Ways to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency and Save Money

Your air conditioning system could account for approximately 12% of your total annual home energy expenditures and up to 70% during the hotter summer months. The HVAC is the biggest ene

Kura: helping you win at homeownership

Your home inspector probably gave you a big list of things to maintain when you bought your home. Have you stayed on top of it? All of it? When stuff gets neglected, stuff breaks or stops working.

Understanding Your Home's Main Circuit Breaker

Performing electrical repairs in your home require you to understand how to use the main circuit breaker. Your homes main circuit breaker controls the distribution of electricity to each

Trade tip: make your ladder scratch-free

We do our best to leave houses in the same condition that we found them in, and that includes the gutters. If I lean an aluminum ladder up against a gutter, I’m going to scratch it up. I’ve never

How to Unclog a Toilet Without Causing Damage

A clogged toilet is a huge inconvenience. Living in a home with only one bathroom requires tending to the clog immediately. The only thing worse than a one-bathroom home with a backed u

Congratulations, DFW!

When you live in DFW, you realize it’s a huge place, made up of individual cities. Sometimes that idea can be overwhelming. And sometimes, having our own little city is comforting with so much going

Automatic water leak protection

This is a guest blog post by Joe Westerlund, a home inspector at Structure Tech. “Is there water pouring through your ceiling?” When I was working as a plumber, this was my occasional attempt at

What’s New? Find Out At Dallas Startup Week!

Every one, both old and young, are constantly dreaming of new ideas or new ways to do things. People create fascinating new products and great new concepts just sitting around a coffee table. However,

Better Products When Companies Work Together

Most homeowners make a big mistake while planning their kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. They think that products found in their local home improvements stores or on a few websites are their on

Common Plumbing Problems & How to Fix Them

It has been estimated that your average household leak can waste 9,400 gallons of water annually. Unchecked plumbing problems can really hurt your wallet and haunt you when you need wat

Improve Air Quality in Your Home

The indoor air quality of your home can be up to 10 times worse than the air quality outside your home. 

Going Green: 7 Tips to Create a More Eco-Friendly Home or Apartment

The quest for eco-friendly apartments and homes is spreading fast, and we have seven great ideas to quickly and constructively join the green movement. Check these out: Outside If you are in an arid c

Berkeys Earns 2018 Angies List Super Service Award

BERKEYS® Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical Earns Their Seventh Consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Award DALLAS, TX, Friday, February 8, 2019 – BERKEYS® Air Conditioning, Plumbing &

Best Places To Find A Job

Congratulations, Plano – You’ve Made The Top Ten! Finding a job can be difficult. Especially, in a big city like DFW area. It’s not easy to set yourself in the spotlight among many applicants. B

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