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How to Setup Holiday Lights Properly

Posted On: December 20, 2017

Holiday lights are a great way to add some flair to your house or business premises during any festive season. While lighting it up might sound simple, there are so many things to consider before stringing up the lights and flipping the switch. There is the issue of finding out how you will go up…

How to Prepare Outdoor Lights for Winter

Posted On: November 15, 2017

As winter approaches, you’ll hear a lot of advice about winterizing. Some things need to be cleaned and covered, other items should be brought indoors. Outdoor lighting fixtures are no exception. Get ready for chilly weather and long nights by making sure your outdoor lighting is safe, protected, and ready to do its job all…

Most Common Causes of Electrical Fires

Posted On: October 25, 2017

Faulty electrical wiring accounts for about 25,000 house fires every year nationwide, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Add in the fires started by problems with space heaters and other appliances, and there are about 85,000 residential electrical fires annually. If you’ve heard about house fires in the news or seen a neighbor suffer an…

Why Does My Breaker Keep Tripping?

Posted On: October 11, 2017

When a breaker trips repeatedly, resetting it could be more than a nuisance. Breakers trip to inform you that something’s wrong. Before you flip that switch one more time, try to figure out whether overheating, short circuiting, or bad wiring may be to blame. Leaving the status quo in place could spark a house fire…

How to Safely Troubleshoot a Dead Outlet

Posted On: August 30, 2017

When an electrical outlet seems to have suddenly died, hope is not lost. Before you pick up the phone or pull out your toolbox, there are some very simple steps you can take to troubleshoot a dead outlet. For safety’s sake, be sure to turn off all power at the main breaker before you attempt…

Fixing Loose Plugs That Fall Out of Outlets

Posted On: August 15, 2017

There’s never a good time for a plug to fall out of an electrical outlet. Whether it’s a cell phone charging overnight or an appliance you’re using to make dinner, you want a plug to stay snug in place. You’ll want to replace the loose outlet, but thankfully this is just a moderate DIY project…

Electrical Inspection Guide for Home Buying

Posted On: July 30, 2017

Home buyers often work with whatever inspector comes recommended by their real estate agent. You may want to hire a specialist to inspect each of the critical areas of a home inspection—electrical, plumbing, major appliances, foundation, structural integrity, and more. There are two great reasons to hire an independent, residential electrician to perform an in-depth…

7 Things to Consider When Choosing an Electrician

Posted On: July 16, 2017

Most people judge their prospective electrician based on two big factors: price and friendliness. We think that fair rates and a positive attitude should be a given. It’s also important to know that your electrician has the right skills and experience for the job, because no two electricians are exactly the same. While emailing and…

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