April Showers Bring…Flooded Basements

Basement flooding is an all too common problem for New Jersey.  According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60 percent of American homes have wet basements.  Therefore, it is important to guard your home from flooding.  A cost effective way to guard against flooding is installing a sump pump to the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. Continue reading

Are You Protected from Surges?

lightning If you answered – Yes, because I have everything plugged into power strips you are making a potentially costly assumption.

Firstly, not all surge strips are made equal.  Many are not designed for real protection, they are really just fancied up extension cords.

Secondly, surges do not just enter your home through electrical wiring.  Surges will follow any conductible path into your home.  This means ANY & ALL wires are potential conduits including phone & cable lines. Continue reading