When Is It Time to Upgrade My Electrical Wiring? Discover the Main Problems to Look For.

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It’s important to have up-to-date electrical outlet wiring in your home to keep your appliances and devices running efficiently, and to protect your home from harm. Poor electrical wiring is a major safety hazard, particularly if your home is more than 40 years old, or if you have outdated aluminum or knob and tube wiring. […]

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5 Trendy Outdoor Patio Light Ideas

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Summer is the perfect time to make upgrades to your home, particularly if you’re looking to upgrade your space with outdoor patio lights. Installing trendy patio lights will turn your backyard into an oasis, and elevate your summer BBQs. However, before you click “Add to Cart,” you’ll want to do your research to identify which […]

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Taking Care of What Truly Matters: Follow These Tips for Older Homes

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Historic homes are known for their character and charm; however, they’re also known to need a lot of TLC as they age. One of the most common issues historic homeowners might face is old electrical wiring that no longer functions as well as it did in the past, particularly if the home is at least […]

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Why Electrical Maintenance is Important to Any Household or Business

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It is easy to forget about electrical maintenance. Why? Most wires that power the home or business we never actually see. Plus, many people only think about electricity when they need an electrician or when their clocks need resetting after a bad storm. However, deferring regular maintenance can be damaging in more ways than one. […]

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Winter Electrical Safety Checklist To Get Your Home Winter Ready

Home covered in snow. it's important to have a licensed electrician check the wiring throughout your home to ensure everything is up to code and functioning properly.

1. Check for and prevent leaks Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. The melt from winter snow and ice can cause water leaks that could affect your home’s electrical panels or outlets. Check any equipment that could cause potential leaking, such as your water heater, and ensure it is working properly. Make sure house […]

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5 Reasons You Should Always Hire a Licensed Electrician

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Are you a #WeekendWarrior who likes to fix everything without assistance? Maybe you find that getting professional help is a waste of money because you can watch a YouTube tutorial and get the job done in your spare time. This may be the case with most DIY projects, but not when it comes to tampering […]

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Knob-and-Tube Wiring

Vintage knob and tube wiring

Was your home built before 1950? There’s a good chance you have knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring. This early method of wiring was most common in North America from around the 1880s to the 1940s as American’s used less energy and electricians were less skilled. As years passed and more energy is consumed by televisions, computers, air […]

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A Guide To Hiring An Electrician

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Whether you are adding a new light fixture, embarking on a home renovation or undertaking a commercial construction project, it is important to hire the best electrician for the job. In fact, hiring the wrong electrician can end up being a costly mistake resulting in additional repairs and fixes. Hiring the wrong electrician can be […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide To The Residential Circuit Breaker Box

Some homeowners find the gray box in their basement or utility room to be confusing or even a little intimidating. Some folks avoid the main breaker panel because they are concerned about getting shocked or breaking something. While there are many electrical issues that are best left to a licensed electrician, as a homeowner it […]

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