The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Lighting

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Lighting With all the excitement that comes with the holidays, it’s easy to go overboard with the decorations. Spend less time searching for burned-out bulbs and more time admiring your display this year by following these simple holiday lighting tips: Do: When hanging lights in hard-to-reach places, make sure […]

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How to Use Electric Space Heaters to Keep Your Home Cozy—And Safe

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Anyone in the greater Baltimore area knows how unpredictable the weather can be, especially during the “in-between” seasons of spring and fall. Electric space heaters are a good option for providing additional warmth for homes without central heating or for those who don’t like having to switch the central HVAC back and forth between heating […]

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Power Surges And How To Prevent Them

Although it takes only a split second for a power surge to occur, this massive spike in electricity can wreak havoc – damaging electronic devices, appliances, and electric outlets in a home. Since we get many service requests relating to power surges, we wanted to share some helpful information on this topic. Of course, it […]

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What to Know When Your Magnetic Ballast Goes Bad at Your Baltimore Residence

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Just about everyone knows the familiar glow of fluorescent tube lights. You’ll find them in all kinds of homes in the Baltimore area, whether they’re illuminating garages, basements, workshops or even the occasional crawl space or attic. As commonly as fluorescent lighting is used in those types of utility spaces, perhaps just as common are […]

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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 Poor electrical wiring is a major safety hazard, particularly if your home is more than 40 years old, or if you have outdated aluminum or knob and tube wiring.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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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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7 Warning Signs You Need to Replace Your Electrical Service Panel

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What is an Electrical Panel? Electric panels are sometimes referred to as breaker panels, load centers, service panels, or breaker boxes. It’s the box often in the basement, garage, or utility closet connecting the external wires from the street to the internal wires to the home, providing your lights, appliances, and more with electricity. Most […]

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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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