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What Makes Up Your Home’s Electrical System?

on October 16, 2015

Most of us only recognize electricity as that utility that costs so much each month or is pulled from an outlet when we charge our devices.  But there’s more to your home’s electrical system than just charging a phone or your bank account.  At Mainstream Electric, we know how it works, but we’d like you […]

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10 Electrical Safety Tips | Fire Prevention Week

on October 4, 2015

Today marks Day 1 of NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week, which is why we are focusing on electrical fire safety this week. Knowing the basics of your electrical system and where the most common safety hazards are is important for preventing home fires. All it takes is one mistake or oversight to cause an electrical […]

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters | AFCI FAQ

on September 25, 2015

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are two common electrical safety protection devices. Each of them are extremely important to have in your home, however, they serve different and distinct purposes. Whereas GFCIs protect you from electrical shocks, AFCIs protect you from electrical fires. This week we are focusing on […]

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Common Electrical Hazards During Home Inspections

on September 17, 2015

Faulty electrical wiring and electrical hazards in homes are much more common than you think. Before anyone buys or sells a home, a thorough home electrical inspection is needed. Although it’s best to have a fully qualified professional conduct home electrical inspections, knowing which electrical items commonly fail electrical codes will help you evaluate your […]