Electrical Technology

Monthly Archives: January 2019

When you Should Schedule and Electrical Inspection

In the United States, 51,000 home fires involve Electrical Issues which is why it is extremely important to get your

electrical Inspection done by a Qualified Electrician. Here are 5 signs that you need to schedule an Electrical Inspection.

 

 Unusual Smell.

If at any point you smell a burning swift around a fuse box, electrical outlet, etc. You need to schedule an Electrical Inspection as soon as possible. If a certain smell persists longer than expected from a new appliance, that’s a clear sign of scheduling an inspection.

 Glimmering Light.

Experiencing flickering or dim lights from normal usage is another sign. It is most likely caused by a different appliance in the same circuit. Call an electrician to inspect the appliance and the circuit. Your inspector will also ensure that you’re appliance has the right power supply and protection.

 Tripping Circuit Breakers.

Fuses and circuits are meant to protect the appliances that are set up. If at any point these fuses or circuits trip or blow up that’s a perfect sign to schedule an inspection because the fuses and circuits can no longer secure the appliances.

 

 Hot Switches or Sockets.

If any switches or outlets are steadily warm, that is not an issue. But if at any point they become exceedingly hot, that needs to be monitored and to be examined by a professional Electrician.

 

 Odd Noises.

If you experience any noise from your electrical circuit, it needs to be paid attention to. As it’s indicating faulty wires, loose connections or any other problems with the circuit. If this is the case, schedule an Electrical Inspection as soon as possible.

 

These are the 5 Major Signs when it comes to knowing when to schedule an Electrical Inspection. Always be mindful of these signs. The best thing to do is to schedule an Electrical Inspection regularly to ensure that you’re circuits and appliances and all of your electricity around your house is running securely and smoothly.…

Wet VS Dry Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning carpets are recommended on a regular basis to help ensure a healthy home or office environment. Carpet fibers trap in pet dander, dust, dirt, and germs. Especially for people with allergies, getting rid of these elements is imperative to maintain a clean environment as well as to remove difficult stains. Carpet cleaning is also often a requirement for selling a home or upon ending a lease.

 

Methods of carpet cleaning

There are two primary methods to professionally clean a carpet:

  1. Wet cleaning
  2. Dry cleaning

There are benefits of each which need to be understood in order to make an informed decision on which is needed for your purposes.

Wet cleaning

Wet cleaning is the process of spraying hot water and chemicals onto the carpet fibers and then vacuuming them up. Steam normally isn’t used, though some industrial applications actually use steam instead of just hot water.

Benefits of wet cleaning

Most carpet manufacturers recommend wet cleaning for their carpet products. Wet cleaning gives a thorough, deep clean. More abrasive dirt or dirt that is below the top level of the carpet can only be extracted with wet cleaning methods.

Downsides of wet cleaning

After wet cleaning a carpet, the carpet must be given time to dry. This can be a slow process, especially if temperatures and/or humidity is high and if there isn’t’ good airflow. The drying time can be reduced with fans or by opening doors and windows, but there will still be a drying time no matter what.

Dry cleaning

Dry cleaning is the process of putting chemicals on the carpet and then scrubbing them with a pad. The dirt is lifted onto the pad or crystalized then vacuumed up.

Benefits of dry cleaning

Unlike wet cleaning, dry cleaning a carpet does not require any additional time for the carpet to dry after the cleaning is completed. Dry cleaning is also a faster process which involves less labor, making it often less expensive than wet cleaning. The equipment used for dry cleaning is also smaller and more manageable.

Downsides of dry cleaning

Not recommended by many carpet manufacturers, dry cleaning offers a less thorough clean. Only the top layer is impacted, leaving dirt on lower layers of the carpet. Dry cleaning may also not be as effective on more difficult stains.

Final considerations

Some final considerations to think about. Consider who is performing the carpet cleaning. What method do they recommend? What equipment do you have available? Is their equipment maintained well?

 

In summary, both cleaning methods will make your carpets cleaner, but depending on your needs, one may be a better option than the other.…