Is Your Electrical Wiring Up to Date?

Is Your Electrical Wiring Up to Date

Has the wiring in your home ever been updated? When was your house built? Think about the difference in the number of electrical devices we used then, and what we use now. Chances are, unless your home is relatively new, your power requirements have increased since it was built. Why Replace Your Wiring? The most obvious reason is safety. Did you know that, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, the leading cause of fires in the home is faulty wiring? Another reason to consider updating your wiring is to improve the ability to keep up with current power demands.

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Top Causes of Electrical Fires

Top Causes of Electrical Fires

The risk of electrical fires is one of the reasons why you should always use a licensed electrician to do electrical work at your home or place of business. But what are some of the causes of electrical fires? Let’s look at some of the most common causes.  Faulty Outlets and Appliances Can Cause Electrical Fires  When you’re using outdated appliances, you may have problems with frayed cords that can cause kitchen electrical fires. If your appliance wiring and outlets are both using outdated connections, you are also at risk of a fire occurring. If you combine these two problems, you are tempting fate and putting your safety at risk.  Improper

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Backup Generator for Your Home

Should You Get a Backup Generator for Your Home

The way the weather is these days, you never know when a massive storm is coming your way… complete with power outages. When power outages affect a large area, it’s nothing but heartache and headache. The food in the refrigerator and freezer spoils. The temperature goes out of control in the house. You lose the ability to have hot water and access to your stove and oven. TV is out of the question… even your internet goes silent. It doesn’t have to be this way. A backup generator can eliminate this problem when bad weather comes to call. A portable

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Electricity for Your Pier and Boat Lift

Electricity for Your Pier and Boat Lift

When boating season hits, there’s no stopping a boat enthusiast. Some people will even “make-do” and rig up their own pier electricity… they might even patch together extension cords. This is so dangerous. Don’t get lost in your excitement for the boating season. Installing and using pier electricity around water requires a licensed electrician. Otherwise, it’s a dangerous proposition. Safety First – Inspect all Electrical Connections The same way you would have your home’s HVAC system checked twice a year, you should have your existing electrical connections for your pier and boat lift inspected at the beginning and end of

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