Broken Lightbulb Keeping You From Installing A New One? Quick Ways To Safely Remove A Broken Bulb

Removing a broken light bulb from a socket can be difficult. You don’t want to just reach in and grab the broken portion or you could end up with serious injuries. You don’t want to spend money calling an electrician if you don’t have to. Here are a few simple ways to get that broken light bulb out safely.

Get Started

Before you try any of the options described below, you’ll want to take care of a few safety issues.

  1. Turn the power off at the main breaker box.

  2. Put on a pair of rubber safety gloves.

  3. Have a cloth on hand to clean up the glass shards.

Grab a Potato

Even though the electricity is turned off, you don’t want to reach in with your hands. Those shards of glass could cut you. Potatoes are safe and easy ways to remove broken light bulbs. Cut your potato in half. …

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How To Use Propane Safely

When it comes to heating your home, propane is a wonderful, natural gas option. Using natural gas is cheaper and more energy efficient than just heating your own via electricity. Of course, there are some risks with using gas, especially if it not used correctly. The good news is that there are many things you can do to use gas, including and especially gas propane, safely. Knowing a few basic safety tips will ensure a good experience with propane heating.

No Tampering Allowed!

First things first, make sure you never tamper with or modify your propane system in any way, even small ones. Gas is a very volatile material, and the devices which utilize it have been very carefully designed to protect your safety. 

If your gas stops working or experiences other problems, it’s very tempting to take a look at the system yourself and to make a few …

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