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How to Reset a GFCI Outlet

electrical outlet on glass wall
GFCI outlets are designed to immediately cease the flow of electrical current in case an abnormal flow of power is detected. Here's how to reset one.

Can One Bad Outlet Affect Others?

Can one dead outlet impact the rest? The short answer here is yes, but it’s not very common. That said, there are several different reasons why this can happen.

How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?

A properly-installed electrical system is essential for your safety, so it's worth knowing how much you’ll need to invest to safely rewire your house.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Generator?

Home backup generators can be a real lifesaver in an emergency, but many homeowners worry about generator installation costs. This guide explains how much you should expect to pay for generator installation by size and type.

VIDEO: Why You Should Never Stick a Knife in the Toaster (and 10 Other Electrical Safety Tips)

Some 400 people per year in the U.S. are electrocuted. That's in addition to 50,000 electrical fires, resulting in 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and well over a billion in property damage. Follow these 10 household electrical-safety tips to avoid getting an unwanted jolt of reality.


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