10 tips to stay safe around electricity

10 tips to stay safe around electricity Indoors: 1. Inspect your system – Have a licensed electrician inspect your home’s electrical system to ensure that it’s running properly and meets current electrical codes. Flickering lights, sparks, non-functioning outlets and tripping circuits may indicate a problem. 2. Check cords – Replace or throw away electrical items that have...
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Call for kerbside carton recycling in Newport

Call for kerbside carton recycling in Newport NEWPORT residents have called for the council to start collecting food and drink cartons with kerbside recycling, as it emerged it is the only council in Gwent not to already do so. Newport missed its recycling targets in 2013 to 2014, although the Welsh Government waived the fine they would normally have had to pay. The recycling rate for Newport is...
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Recycling services ‘too complicated and confusing’

Recycling services ‘too complicated and confusing’ Household recycling services are too complicated, uneconomic and confusing, a Welsh government adviser has said. Sustainable futures commissioner Peter Davies wants one system of recycling rather than 22 different ones in each local authority. Wales recycles more than the rest of the UK but needs to do more to reach the 58% recycling...
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Take part in recycling week

Take part in recycling week Recycle for Wales is supporting National Recycling Week, taking place from June 16-22. The event aims to raise awareness of recycling more items at home and, this year, using recycling bins away from the home too. Wales has more outside recycling bins than ever before in cities, towns, villages at events and tourist locations across the country including Penarth...
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7 easy tips to spruce up your home

7 easy tips to spruce up your home One of the ways people can get into debt is through attempting costly home improvements. These are often expensive and can lead to taking out unaffordable loans. As the Ideal Homes Show runs every March we thought we’d give you seven tips to spruce up your home without having to break your budget… 1. Restore – smarten up your old stuff If you’ve got a...
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Three money-saving electrical tips

New technology in residential electrical boxes and breakers has made homes safer, but these products have created some unintended problems for homeowners according to Kelly Lenhart, owner of Lenhart Electric Company in Wildwood. Lenhart said he tries to troubleshoot electrical service problems over the phone to prevent an unnecessary service call expense to a homeowner. He believes homeowners...
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