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  Faulty Outlets and Appliances Can Cause Electrical Fires  When you’re using outdated appliances, you may have problems with frayed cords that can cause kitchen electrical fires. If your appliance wiring and outlets are both using outdated connections, you are also at risk of a fire occurring.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

Light Up Your Kitchen Renovation

When you begin a kitchen renovation, we can assume that there are some things about your kitchen that just aren’t working for you. As you design your kitchen for a fabulous makeover, don’t forget to consider the lighting. In this article, we take a look at the different options you have for lighting your kitchen renovation, and making it a room that you love to be in! The Different Types of Kitchen Lighting You Should Incorporate Into Your Renovation Four types of lighting should all have a place in your kitchen design. They each serve a purpose and contribute to

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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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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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