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  Faulty Outlets and Appliances Can Cause Electrical Fires  When you’re using outdated appliances, you may have problems with frayed cords that can cause kitchen electrical fires. If your appliance wiring and outlets are both using outdated connections, you are also at risk of a fire occurring.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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Installing a Home Electric Car EV Charger

Installing a Home Charger for Your Electric Car

If sBoth Given the popularity of electric vehicles (EV) these days, it’s no wonder that people are considering charging them at home.  This means the purchase and installation of electric charging stations for their homes. However, most folks don’t have extensive knowledge when it comes to Home EV Chargers. Let’s talk here about what’s involved in having your very own Home EV Charger. How to Choose Your Home EV Charger When you start shopping around for your EV Charger, you’ll notice that there are basically two types for home use. Both Level 1 and Level 2 chargers each have their

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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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Updating Your Lighting Fixtures

Updating Your Lighting Fixtures

One of the ways you can update the whole look of your home is by updating your light fixtures. Like pink tile or shiny chrome faucets, older outdated lighting can make your house look, well… old. While you may be focusing on the rooms the public can see, your home is your oasis, and you should continue an updated look further than the living room and kitchen. Carry it through to the bedrooms and bathrooms… even your entryway could probably use some new lighting to welcome visitors to your home. You find reasonable prices for many of these updates, and

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Should an Electrician Install A Ceiling Fan?

When Should an Electrician Install Your Ceiling Fan

If you’re proud of your DIY skills, we salute you! There’s nothing like the satisfaction of completing a home improvement project to enhance your home. There are, however, times when you should use extreme caution with home projects. Installation of a ceiling fan is one of those projects. Dealing with electricity can be tricky, and if you don’t have a lot of knowledge and experience working with it, you are better off hiring an electrician to complete this project. Here’s when you know to call the licensed electrician: When Wiring Is Not Present for Your Ceiling Fan Installation If you

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