Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

How to Safely Deck the Halls During the Holidays! ‘Tis the season for wrapping gifts and decking the halls! The holiday season has finally arrived and you’re likely beginning to dress up your home in preparation for the season’s greetings and holiday guests. Wrapping garland, hanging ornaments, and stringing popcorn, your home has never looked […]

#HoustonStrong All Year Long

Are you feeling #HoustonStrong? For many, the holidays in Houston will not be the same this year. Our community has done a tremendous job in rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, but the work is not done. There are still thousands of people and families without a home or food for the holidays – let alone gifts […]

Help Your Neighbor: Halloween Events to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims

While Hurricane Harvey may have passed, the damage has not. The community of Houston is continuing its efforts this Halloween through local festive fundraisers. Each of these events allows participants to celebrate the community and help with Harvey relief efforts. Charities are offering fun events for all ages. If you are in the Halloween spirit […]

Indoor Plant Week

This week we celebrate National Indoor Plant Week, established to increase public awareness on the benefits of keeping plants inside the home. In addition to helping clean the air, studies have also shown that plants positively affect both the psychological and physical health of a household. The fall is an ideal time to incorporate plants […]

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Information

As Hurricane Harvey continues to cause unprecedented flooding and devastation throughout Houston, we come together as a city and a nation to help our neighbors in their time of need. The first major hurricane of 2017 is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the U.S. As of this writing, Harvey has been downgraded to a […]

Mosquito Awareness for Houston Homes

Though Mosquito Awareness Week has passed, the threat of contracting disease remains a tangible danger. The Houston area ranks among the nation’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities, according to the latest data released by Orkin. Alarmingly, around 1 million people die each year from mosquito-related diseases, making safety an important issue for our neighbors. While Universal Home Experts might […]

The Facts About the National Electrical Code

This May is National Electrical Safety Month (NESM), an annual campaign established to encourage electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. Universal Home Experts are big proponents of electrical safety and are joining in the crusade to ensure the protection of our Houston neighbors. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI), one of the major sponsors of NESM, […]

The Story of Volta and the First Battery

Born on this day, February 18th, 1745 in Como, Italy, Volta was brought into a world without batteries, electric lighting, or any clear distinction between pseudoscience, magic, and science. This mysterious and magical world was the beginning of our modern conceptions of science. As John Maynard Keynes put it, “Newton was not the first of […]

5 Fuse Facts

In every home there is a distribution board, commonly called a fuse box or circuit breaker box. It is the heart of your home’s electrical system. Here a few facts you should know about your fuse box: 1. Fuses prevent fires: Fuses are made for the express purpose of giving their life for yours. They are […]