Surge Protection: How to Keep Electronics Safe from Power Surges

We’ve all had it happen at some point or other – you’re enjoying your favorite show or working online and out of the blue, every light and plugged in electronic in your home shuts off. As the name suggests, power surges occur when electrical power surges higher than normal, causing...

Electrical Safety for Space Heaters in the Workplace

The cold Pacific Northwest winter is in full swing, and temperatures will continue to remain cold for the foreseeable future. If your commercial heating system is not keeping up with demand and it’s struggling to keep you and your employees warm enough, space heaters can help pick up the slack....

Commercial Lighting Maintenance Tips

A large part of your company’s utility expenses come from lighting usage. That’s why it is important to keep all your lights in top condition. With a regular maintenance routine, you can help save your company money, and keep the lights running reliably and efficiently all year long. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Hire an Electrician When Rewiring Your Home

Whether you are moving into an older home or simply looking to refurbish your current home, electrical rewiring is a critical piece of any residential remodel. Whether you are only remodeling one room or a whole house, there are bound to be sockets that need to be moved, appliances that...

What to do if your circuit breaker won’t reset

When Thomas Edison created an early form of a circuit breaker in an 1879 patent application, he likely did not foresee how widely his idea would be used. Today, circuit breakers are used in nearly every part of the world today to help provide electricity to homes and businesses, but...

Reasons to Use LED Warehouse Lights

If you own or manage a warehouse or industrial building for your business storage or production, you know how important the lighting is. If your warehouse lighting currently operates with traditional light sources, consider replacing everything with LED lights. Warehouse buildings have high ceilings, tall shelving, large floor space, and...

Ways to Prevent Commercial Electrical Fires

Commercial fires happen regularly and unfortunately, electrical systems are often to blame. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical systems are one of the top five causes of commercial building fires. That means millions of dollars of property damage occurs and people have lost their lives. It...

The Dangers of Federal Pacific and Zinsco Electrical Panels

Does Your Business Have a FPE or Zinsco Panel? Electrical panel brands Federal Pacific Electrical and Zinsco fail at an alarming rate. Because of this, they are no longer considered safe for modern buildings that use more electricity for modern machinery, etc. Faults in construction and materials used have created...

What to Consider for Large Scale Commercial Electric Projects

Are you a business owner that has a commercial building, warehouse, or other industrial building that relies on large scale electrical service? Making the right electrical decisions for your building is important – especially if you are planning a remodel, renovation, or redesign. Large scale power needs require some unique...

Reasons to invest in security and surveillance systems

Security is one of the number one concerns of any business owner. Whether you are a large corporate business or a small family-owned company, the security and protection of your business are essential. Tapps Electric understands your concerns as a business owner and is prepared to help you take your...