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Is Your Masonry Home Sending You A Message? What Homeowners Must Know About Cracks & Deterioration

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There is a reason why homes constructed of bricks and masonry are often more valued and sought after than a frame home of similar size by many home buyers across the nation. In addition to not needing to be painted every few years, a masonry home resists infiltration by insects and can more easily resist damage from strong winds and weather. In fact, a masonry home originally built in 1639, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, is still standing strong today and has been refurbished for use as a museum. While your masonry home is sure to have been built far more recently than the Henry Whitefield House, mentioned above, it is just as important for you to understand why cracks and deterioration can occur in your masonry home and what you can do about them. Watch for visual clues Masonry walls, whether constructed from bricks, blocks or stones, often offer visual clues of damage or deterioration that should never be ignored. These include: cracking (cracks forming in either the mortar or the bricks, blocks, or stones, or both) spalling (surface flaking of bricks, sometimes extensive) bowing (a vertical bulge in the wall) sweeping (a horizontal bulge in the wall)  leaning (a situation where one or more of the masonry walls appear to be leaning into or away from the home, instead of standing straight)  When to worry about cracks Some cracking is normal in most any brick, block or stone building. This can be due to a wide range of causes, including settlement, soil issues, weather, issues with mortar quality, building practices, exposure to some type of stress or movement and many others. In most cases, hairline and minor cracks that do not become worse over time can be managed by simply monitoring them frequently for changes and addressing them as they occur. Unlike minor cracks, those that are more severe or cause portions of the brick, block or stone wall to crumble, move or appear uneven should always be examined by a reputable professional masonry contractor or masonry restoration expert, such as Mara Restoration, Inc., at the earliest possible time. If left unrepaired, the home can be at risk of infiltration from water, insects and even rodents, as well as other issues. Additionally, major cracking issues can cause stress on the home that result in damage to the interior of the home, including plaster damage, sticking or cracked window panes and doors that become difficult to open and close.   Potential causes of masonry cracking and deterioration When noting the formation of cracks or deterioration in a masonry wall, homeowners should examine the area for any issues that may be causing or contributing to the damage. Since excessive exposure to water can cause masonry walls to deteriorate, homeowners will want to make sure that the guttering is in good condition and is not allowing water to either run down the wall or accumulate against the foundation of the home. Additionally, it is important to direct water from the gutters away from the home through the use of landscaping methods or gutter extensions to prevent issues with saturated soil or frost heaving that can cause movement in the foundation and cracking or deterioration in the masonry walls they support.   Another cause of masonry damage or deterioration is the...

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High Energy Bills? Why Your Garage May Be The Cause & How To Fix The Problem

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If your heating and cooling bills seem higher than they should be for your home size, then you may be confused why you are losing your cool and warm air when the exterior of your home is well-insulated. You may be considering spending a small fortune to upgrade your heating and cooling systems to see if your investment can pay off in lower energy bills. However, the problem may not lie in those systems at all. It may sound surprising, but a garage that is not properly insulated can result in higher home energy bills, even when you don’t intentionally heat and cool your garage. Read on to find out how to determine if your garage is the cause of those sky-high bills and how to fix the problem. How Improperly Insulated Garage Doors Can Lead Higher Heating and Cooling Costs in Your Entire Home If you took care to install good installation around the perimeter of your home or chose a home that already had good insulation, then keep in mind that the rooms above and adjacent to the garage are lacking this insulation on the walls (or floors) that are connected to your garage. If your garage itself is not properly insulated, especially the door, then these rooms likely feel cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer, even though your heating and air conditioning systems are heating and cooling the rest of your home well.  Much of the heated or cooled air that enters those rooms leaks right into the garage and out the door. If you compensate by adding extra heating and air conditioning units to those rooms or just cranking up your existing systems to the point where the rest of the home is then too hot or too cool, then you are wasting energy that you could avoid wasting if you just insulated your garage well.  How to Easily Fix the Problem Insulating your garage is likely easier than you think, because the part of the garage you need to focus on is the exterior wall, and a huge part of that wall is your garage door. Some garage doors are about 20-percent of the entire front of a home. Simply switching out your existing garage door for a new, well-insulated one and having it installed properly to eliminate any drafts around the perimeter of it is the first and most important step on your way to a properly insulated garage.  For the best insulation, your garage door should include the following: A a door with with integrated high density polystyrene or polyurethane foam layers. The great news is that when choosing a door with one of these integrated foam layers, you don’t have to sacrifice style and curb appeal for good insulation. Even a typically drafty door made of wood or metal can provide proper garage insulation when it contains layers of insulation.  A thick door. It can be easy to see how a three-inch thick insulated door would provide more insulation than a two-inch one.  Large panels. Every joint between door panels provides an additional space where a potential draft could occur. The fewer panels your door has, the fewer places a draft could occur.  Air-tight seals around the door. A good seal around your door eliminates drafts, so they are...

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Maintenance Tasks To Keep Your Street Sweeper In Great Shape

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If you have recently purchased a street sweeping machine and have acquired a bid through your town or city that allows you to clean the streets, then you are probably looking forward to your new career. You likely understand that your street sweeping machine is your best tool and investment. This means that regular maintenance is required to keep it in good condition. Keep reading to learn about a few tips to help keep your street sweeping machine in great shape. Clean Your Brushes Your street sweeper has a variety of brushes on the bottom and side of your machine. Gutter, rotary, wafer, and strip brushes are a few of the varieties that may sit on your machine. Most of these brushes will be made out of polypropylene materials. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material that is commonly used to make products like ropes, carpeting, and other plastic materials. This type of plastic is quite strong. However, the thin polypropylene bristles of your sweeper brushes can break off over time. One way to prevent this from happening is to wash your brushes after every use. A gentle car washing solution or dish soap will work best to clear away debris. Rinse with a hose afterwards. When your sweeper is not in use, you should also make sure that your device is placed in a garage or another covered area. While most chemical substances will not cause polypropylene materials to deteriorate, the heat and the UV rays of the sun can cause damage.  Some of your sweeper brushes may have some steel bristles. This is more common for gutter brushes. These brushes should be cleaned and rinsed just like the polypropylene varieties. However, you will also need to add some lubricant to the metal to keep corrosion at bay. Silicone based lubricants are not likely to last long when placed on the metal brushes, so think about using motor oil instead. Lubricate the bristles around once a week or after every cleaning. Also, inspect the brushes for corrosion since rust can transfer to the polypropylene bristles and to the road as well. When you lubricate the metal brushes, think about adding a grease lubricant to the bearings too, that help the brushes spin.  Clear The Sprayers If your street sweeper is a variety that uses water to force debris and dirt off the street, then you will likely need to fill the back tank every week to make sure that you have enough fluids for cleaning purposes. Unfortunately, if the water in your area is hard, like it is in the vast majority of the United States, then calcium and magnesium may clog your water sprayers. This will reduce the volume and intensity of the water that you release when cleaning. To prevent issues, consider cleaning your water sprayers every three to six months. Most sprayers are the small and thin varieties that sit on the front of the sweeper, so place about two cups of vinegar in a small bucket with two cups of water. Allow each sprayer to sit in the mixture for two or three hours. Rinse the sprayers afterwards.  If possible, consider getting a water filter for your machine as well. These filters sit in or near the water pump and help to remove minerals and other foreign materials so they cannot clog...

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Trouble Breathing After Relocating To A Humid Climate? How Can You Find Relief?

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If you’ve recently relocated to the coastal South from a drier, more arid climate, you may have had some trouble adjusting to the high levels of heat and humidity that can occasionally take your breath away. However, for those who deal with real breathing difficulties — such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, or allergies — this humidity can feel (and be) downright oppressive. Short of returning to your old climate, do you have any options that won’t leave you feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest? Read on to learn more about some of the air conditioning systems and home air treatments that can help you breathe easier in even the most humid climates.   What types of air conditioning can help improve the breathability of humid air? If you feel as though your lungs immediately constrict when exposed to humidity, you may be correct — studies have shown that asthma patients have a nearly instant physiological reaction to hot and humid air, with a level of airway restriction not seen in non-asthma sufferers. Because this physical reaction to humid air is magnified by heat, keeping your home at a cool temperature while minimizing humidity can be key to pulmonary comfort. While most air conditioners work equally well at cooling hot air, some are better than others at removing humidity. An air conditioner’s size (relative to the space to be cooled) and efficiency can be key factors in the amount of moisture it is able to remove. Whether you’re interested in a window air conditioner, a central HVAC unit, or even a swamp cooler, you’ll want to focus your search on a unit that will run fairly constantly during peak periods (rather than an oversized or energy-efficient unit that needs to run less frequently) to ensure that moisture is constantly being removed from the air.   Another key feature you’ll want to look for is a variable cooling unit — by decreasing the speed at which air flows over the compressor to be cooled, you’ll be able to increase the amount of moisture extracted from this hot air. Some newer units even include moisture control sensors that allow you to specify the household humidity level you’d like to achieve. Can an in-home air purifier bring additional relief?  Although switching the type of air conditioner you use can help reduce the average humidity level within your home, you may find that you still have occasional breathing troubles — particularly when coming inside from outside, getting out of the shower, or engaging in other activities that involve a sudden and extreme temperature change. If this is the case, you may benefit from the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier along with an air filter or purifier. If you’ve ever used a warm-mist or cool-mist humidifier to help ease a croupy child’s breathing, you’re already familiar with how this device operates. A dehumidifer operates in reverse, using a compressor to extract moisture from the surrounding air and deposit it into a canister to be periodically emptied. When using a dehumidifier in your home for the first time, you may be amazed at the amount of excess moisture this small machine can extract on a daily basis — especially when considering how much of this moisture may have previously made its way...

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Shock Drowning: Marine Construction Tips For Marina Owners

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As a marina owner, you need to ensure that there are plenty of docks to accommodate boat owners with whom you do business. More importantly, you need to ensure that your docks provide a power source, considering that many boats rely on the power of electricity. However, docks with 120-volt power supplies can pose the risk of electric shock drowning. The good news is, there are some marine constructions tips that can help you avoid those risks. Identify the Risks of Electric Shock Drowning Electric shock drowning, or ESD, is a serious threat that can damage the reputation of your marina. Fortunately, identifying the risks associated with ESD can help you apply the proper solutions. ESD occurs when swimmers enter marina waters near electrified docks. In July of 2012, there were incidents in which ESD lead to the death of five individuals. 3 out of the 5 deaths that occurred were the result of faulty dock wiring. ESD may occur for a variety of reasons. Faulty dock wiring is just one culprit. Other culprits include a lack of proper equipment to prevent electrocution and boats within your marina that leak lethal doses of electricity into the water. Of course, all of these risks can be addressed with proper marine construction. Proper Wiring for Your Docks Never attempt to perform your own wiring. All wiring must be performed by a certified professional. In most cases,marine construction companies employ individuals with electrical capabilities. Before you hire a company, let them know what it is you envision for your marina and the fact that you want to include electrified docks for your boat owners. Ensure that the company provides a number of factors related to insurance and certified professionals capable of installing proper dock wiring. Furthermore, you want to ensure that they use the proper equipment to prevent ESD. There are several marinas that lack the proper equipment, namely ground-fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCIs. GFCIs are capable of detecting electrical leakages. If an electrical leakage is detected, the GFCI interrupts the electrical power system in order to minimize the risk of ESD. If your marina lacks a GFCI and a boat owner happens to fall into the water, it runs the risk of that person suffering from ESD. ESD may result in serious injury or even death. Therefore, let the construction company know you want GFCIs installed. Proper Separation of Safe Swimming Zones Marine construction contractors can also help you designate areas far away from your electrified docks to help prevent ESD. In order to ensure that swimmers do not enter unsafe areas, have the construction company install underwater blockades that prevent swimmers from drifting into areas near the docks. Post sturdy signs in and around the marina to warn swimmers of the dangers of ESD. Providing a separate swimming zone for your customers can also help you avoid ESD related to electrical leakage that occurs from boats in your marinas. While it is possible for you to take steps to avoid the risk of ESD caused by your docks, you cannot control electrical leakages that occur from boats within your marina. For that reason, it is important that you ensure people do no enter the water near the docks of your marina. Underwater blockades and fencing combined with posted signs...

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Understanding The Difference Between Water Damage Mitigation And Water Damage Repair

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If you experience severe water damage due to flooding, you will likely have to hire a professional water damage repair company to help return your home to a safe, livable state. Before you hire a company, it is important that you understand the difference between water damage mitigation and water damage repair.   What is water mitigation?  Water damage mitigation is the process of removing excess water from your home. It is generally done using specialized pumps, fans, and heating equipment. Another part of water mitigation involves isolating the water and removing items that have not yet been affected by the water to help control the spread of damage.  When does water mitigation need to happen?  Prompt water mitigation helps lower the overall cost of your repairs. Depending on the type of flooding you are experiencing, such as flooding from a burst pipe as opposed to flooding from an act of nature, a mitigation team can come to your home immediately or when the flooding has stopped and there is not immediate danger from entering the home. Whatever causes the flooding, you should contact a water mitigation company as soon as all residents from your home are in a safe place.  While you are waiting for the team to arrive, there are several things that you can do, such as contacting your insurance company, taking photos, and removing unaffected items.  What is water damage repair?  Water damage repair occurs after the water has been removed from your home and your home has been thoroughly dried. It may involve replacing flooring, drywall, and electrical outlets as well as refurbishing or replacing carpet and furniture.  When does water damage repair need to happen?  In most cases, if the flooding is properly mitigated, then you can delay the water damage repair until you have reached an agreement with your insurance company or have gathered the necessary funds to pay for the repairs yourself. You may be able to save some money by completing some of the flood damage repairs yourself and then paying an experienced company to complete the repairs you are unable to do on your own.  One instance when you cannot delay repairs is when mold has began to grow due to the water damage. To prevent the spread of mold, you will have to have it treated immediately. Sometimes, this involves removing a section of drywall or carpet and replacing it. Since mold is not always visible, you should consider having a professional inspect the flooded area a day or two after the problem has been mitigated if you plan on delaying repairs.   You may also want to complete water damage repair as soon as possible in order to get back to your regular lifestyle and help process any emotions you have associated with the flooding experience.  Why select a company that does both?  Many companies, such as Complete Restoration Services, offer both mitigation and restoration services after flooding. This can be a good option because you will only have to submit one claim to your insurance. Additionally, you may be able to have the restoration start and finish sooner, because it can overlap with the water mitigation process.  Why select a company that specializes in one or the other?  Some companies offer only mitigation or only restoration services....

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Getting Your Wood Fence Through The Winter: Necessary Protections

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As the cold winter weather approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what that season can bring for your wooden fence. Unfortunately, winter weather can batter your fence and leave it cracked, worn or otherwise damaged. If you want to be sure that your fence gets through the winter season with minimal wear and tear, you need to be proactive. The steps you take before cold weather hits can make all the difference. Here are some of the things that you should know to keep your fence protected from the harsh weather that’s likely to be headed your way. What Winter Can Do to Wood Fences You might consider the summer sun to be the biggest threat to your fence, and it is certainly a concern since ultraviolet rays can be damaging. Unfortunately, winter also bring a variety of hazards, including frequently fluctuating temperatures and a large amount of moisture due to the snow and rain. Temperature Fluctuations – When the winter temperatures shift from freezing to mild and then back to freezing, those temperature changes can cause the wood to contract and expand repeatedly. Any knots in the wood can separate and fall out as a result of the contraction and expansion, which can leave holes behind in the wood. Those holes will make your fence vulnerable to insect infestations and rotting. Moisture, Snow and Rain – The fibers in your wooden fence panels are vulnerable to damage from prolonged moisture exposure. Since the winter season brings a consistent level of moisture from the snow, ice and rain, it can make your wooden fence susceptible to mold, rot and mildew. Shifting Soil – Heavy winter rains can be destructive to your yard. The pressure of the water paired with the runoff of snow and ice melt can cause the soil to erode and shift. If this happens, it can weaken the fence’s structural integrity. How to Combat the Threats As the fall season settles in, you can protect your wood fence from some temperature hazards and moisture by treating it with a waterproof stain. Choose either a clear or tinted stain depending on the look you want for your fence. If you have a lot of trees in your yard, make sure you clear away any leaves that are stuck on the fence, too. Leaves can trap moisture, which can cause the wood to decay. Keep an eye on the fence posts throughout the winter, especially after heavy rains or a warm-weather stretch. Look for any signs that the posts are leaning, shifting or otherwise affected by eroding soil. If you notice your fence posts shifting at all, you’ll want to add some braces to the wood to keep them secure until the spring. When the weather warms up enough in the spring, you can replace the posts or reinforce the post holes with concrete. After every major storm, take time to examine the condition of your fence all the way around the perimeter. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracking, splitting or shifting. Grab the top of each fence post and try to move it. You shouldn’t feel any movement at all. If you do, reinforce it as you would a fence post that’s shifted due to erosion. Also, make sure you replace any damaged...

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Remodeling Or Making Repairs? Then Consider Adding These Aging-In-Place Modifications At The Same Time

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Baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are hoping to do what Star Trek’s Spock always encouraged, “Live long and prosper.” But living long has its consequences. Joints sometimes begin to ache, making negotiating steps painful and difficult. And eyesight begins to fail, which can lead to more frequent falls. So if you’re a baby boomer who is hoping to remain in your home as you age, you may want to make some changes to make it more suitable for your needs as you grow older. A great time to make these modifications? The next time you have a repair that needs to be done or during your next remodeling job. Install Raised Toilets Has your toilet seen better days? Have you noticed water puddling around its base? If the plumber you called advises you that you have a bad seal or some other problem where they have to remove the toilet, you might want to consider asking them to replace your current unit with a comfort height toilet, which has a seat height between 17 and 18 inches tall, during the other plumbing repairs. That is about the same height as a chair. For some reason, traditional toilets usually have a seat height around 15 inches or shorter. These lower seats can become a pain as you age, especially if your joints start acting up, as you may find it more difficult to get on and off the lower seat.  Remodel the Main Floor Bathroom Were you planning on doing any remodeling of your main floor half bathroom? If so, it could be beneficial to you in the long run if you were to hire a plumber to convert it into a full bathroom. There are several reasons why having a shower or bathtub on the first floor can be a great convenience as you age, including:  Post-surgery use. As you age, you may need to undergo a hip or knee replacement, hysterectomy or some other major surgery. Many of these surgeries forbid a patient to climb stairs for a period of time post-surgery. So if you don’t have a place to wash up on the main level, you will have to be cleaned via a sponge bath. Moving sleeping quarters downstairs. As you age, you might decide that it makes more sense to avoid stairs altogether and use a lower-level room as a bedroom. If so, having a full bathroom downstairs makes a lot of sense.  Kitchen Remodel When planning a kitchen remodel, you should consider making certain modifications that will make your senior years more comfortable, including: Lowering the height of the sink OR adding one that is designed to accommodate a wheelchair.  Adding shelves that pull out in your lower cabinets so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time bending and searching for items hidden out of sight in the back. A bonus? According to the Washington Post, modifications like these may even be tax deductible as a medical expense.  Changing the flooring in your kitchen to one that is non-slip. If the flooring is expensive and you don’t want to replace it, try applying an anti-slip treatment to its surface.  If you are planning to age in place in your house, it makes a lot of sense to complete...

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Troubleshooting Your Pond Pump

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As the proud owner of a gorgeous ornamental pond, you take pride in the relaxation factor it creates. A clean, well maintained pond is a thing of beauty, but if your pump fails, clean and beautiful may be the last words you use to describe this water feature. Regardless of how expensive or how reputable a brand name you buy, if you don’t properly maintain your pond pump, it’s eventually going to give you problems. And while you can always pull your pump, dry it out, and send it back for pond pump repair, if the issue is caused by poor maintenance, odds are good your warranty isn’t going to cover the cost. Common problems that occur with pond pumps include the following — some of which can be prevented by simple regular maintenance: Limescale Buildup If the water in your pond is particularly hard — meaning it contains a lot of minerals — lime can build up on the rotor and form a cement-like material that makes it impossible for the rotor to turn. Soaking your pond pump in vinegar on occasion can help loosen and prevent a full-scale build-up. If you neglect to do so, you’ll likely have to send your pump off for repair.  Blanketweed Also called long-string algae, this aquatic plant produces prolific strings that are just perfect for clogging pond pumps. This type of algae thrives in ornamental ponds that feature shallow water and are located in full sun. The best way to prevent the clogging and eventual breakdown of your pump from blanketweed is to control its growth in your pond. Visit your local pond retailer to find additives that reduce the nutrient levels in your pond. This is the best and most natural method of controlling this invasive aquatic plant.  Dirty Sponge If your pump is a type that uses a pre-filtering sponge, you must remove and clean the sponge intermittently. If you fail to maintain the sponge, it can clog completely and cause the engine to burn out in short order. This type of repair is rarely covered by warranty.  Crushed or Severed Cable Sometimes, the problem isn’t with your pond pump at all. Often damage occurs to cables that are buried underground. Someone could cut into them by digging or crush them by driving over or parking on them. As the pond owner, you may have no idea that this happened. If you send your pump in for repair and no problems are found, it’s time to check the electricity coming into the pump. Worn-Out Thermal Switch  Most pumps must remain submerged in water to continue working properly. If the water level in your pond drops below the level of the pump, the thermal switch may shut the pump off to keep it from burning out. Once the level rises, the pump begins operating again. The problem with this situation is that the thermal switch can wear out after extended periods of turning on and off repeatedly.  Seized Impeller Debris or air in the chamber can cause the pump’s impeller to seize or lock up. When this happens, you’ll be able to hear the pump running, but very little water will move through it. If this happens, the debris must be removed or the impeller kick-started. Don’t try this yourself...

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2 Electrical Problems You Should Address Right Away in Your Home

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While electrical problems can occur in any home, they are more common in older homes. The way electricity was wired in decades ago is very different than the way it is handled today, and this is why older homes often have some issues when it comes to electricity. Here are two issues common to older homes, and if you have any of these issues, you should hire an electrician to fix them.   Mild Shocks With Light Switches If you feel a tingly feeling or a slight shock when you turn on or shut off a light switch, it is most likely due to a faulty ground wire running to the switch. Ground wires are vital for all electrical switches and outlets, but they can come loose or wear out over time. The purpose of a ground wire is to transfer the electricity back from the switch to the breaker. If the ground wire isn’t working properly, it may cause some electricity to remain in the switch itself. When you touch a switch like this, you will feel the electricity, and this is what gives you the shock or tingly feeling. To fix this problem, an electrician will need to remove the switch cover so he can view the wiring. There is a chance that the switch may not have a ground wire, or the problem could be due to a hot wire touching the light box. By looking at the wires, the electrician will know what to replace and how to fix the problem so that this no longer happens to you. Tripping Breakers Your house most likely has an electrical panel in the basement, garage, or utility room. This panel is full of breakers, and each breaker controls a certain portion of your home’s electrical system. When a breaker trips, it means that it shuts off, and this occurs for a variety of reasons. When this happens, you must go to the breaker panel and turn the breaker back on. If this is happening to one particular breaker in your home, it is most likely because this breaker is overloaded. When electricians wire in homes, they try to divide up the power between the breakers. This is done to even out the electricity usage as a way of avoiding power overloads. Each breaker can only handle so much electricity at one time. When a breaker gets a demand for too much electricity at once, it will cause the breaker to shut off. This is done for safety reasons, because when the breaker turns off, power is shut off to that particular part of the house. This can be an annoying problem to have in your home, but it can also be dangerous. If you are sick of fighting with one of your breakers, you may want to call an electrician to fix the problem. To fix it, the electrician will most likely look for a breaker that does not have a lot of electricity tied to it. From there, the electrician will rewire some of the electricity so that it is divided more evenly across the breakers. By doing this, you will probably never have to worry about having a breaker trip over and over. While breakers can periodically trip for no apparent reason, they should never...

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