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Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Electricians |

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

When the electrical system in your home or business is not installed, maintained or updated as it should be, you may find yourself facing fines for violating the electrical code. It may be that your electrical system is outdated or perhaps you tried your hand at an electrical project yourself. When violations do occur, your home and family are at risk. Below, you will find some of the more common electrical code violations that occur and why it is so important to have a professional, licensed electrician complete such projects in your home. Cramming too many wires into a 7/8-inch hole It’s a common temptation to shove four or five wires into a 7/8-inch hole. However, overcrowding of the wires can cause “burning.” This is wire damaged caused when another wire tears the insulation off when it’s dragged across it. It’s easy for burned wires to go undetected, which will increase your risk of fire because of exposed conductors. Violation correction: There should never be more than three wires...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Electricians |

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Updating your guest rooms probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list- until your guests are on their way and you haven’t been in there in months. Whether Mom’s coming from out of town, you have some extra space you want to turn into a rental, or you simply think your extra room could use some sprucing up, there are many quick and easy ways to update your guest space. Before your visitors arrive, consider these easy upgrades to improve your space and make their visit unforgettable.   Update your lighting If you infrequently use your guest room, you might be unaware of poor lighting quality, burnt out lightbulbs, or power outlets that don’t work. Checking on these before guests get to town is a quick way to make sure your guest room is ready for your visitors. Updating your lighting design or installing new fixtures are easy electrical updates that can make a huge difference. Looking into any electrical problems when you first see them is also...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Electricians |

6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

For many people, a gaming room is an afterthought. It’s an extra space added to the basement, attic, or garage. It often isn’t carefully planned from the ground up, but for avid gamers everywhere, it should be. From investing in proper wiring and professionally built electrical systems, to installing vintage gaming systems and gaming tables, there are plenty of ways to make your gaming room a must-visit space in your home. Game Tables, Dart Boards, and More   Nothing says gaming room like a massive pool table or an air hockey table. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a top-notch gaming room. Craigslist and similar websites are great places to pick up pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables, and similar gaming tables at great prices. In some cases, if you’re willing to do some cosmetic work, you can have these game tables for the cost of hauling them away. Pool tables and wall darts are other great options for your gaming space that will add...

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Electricians |

8 Common Household Problems That Require a Professional Electrician

8 Common Household Problems That Require a Professional Electrician

Anybody who has ever gone without electricity for a solid amount of time, whether it’s been due to a power outage or a recent move with a late electrical set up, comes to realize exactly how much we use electricity in our daily lives. Whether it’s for a cellphone, computer, microwave, television, or just generally turning on the lights, we greatly feel its absence. You want to make sure that your electricity is always running smoothly in your home, so be sure to call a professional electrician if any one of these common problems happen to you. Flickering Lights: If your lights are flickering, the first thing you should do is try to change the bulbs to ensure it’s not just a quick fix. If they still continue to flicker, it may be a poor wiring connection or a faulty fixture, both of which should be attended to by a professional. You should also pay attention to when these flickers are occurring, as that could be an indication of...

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Electricians |

What’s the Difference Between an Electrician and a Handyman?

What’s the Difference Between an Electrician and a Handyman?

The average homeowner would have a difficult time telling the difference between a handyman and an electrician. After all, isn’t a handyman someone with expertise that you call when you need help with home repairs or a remodeling project? Doesn’t that mean that an electrician is a handyman with extra knowledge or skills in the particular area of electricity and wiring? While the first answer is yes, the second is a resounding “no.” If you want to know what the real difference is, keep reading, and prepare to be surprised. What’s a Handyman, After All? A handyman is any professional (of any gender, not just men) who perform physical tasks for those who are unable or simply unwilling to do it themselves. From hanging holiday decorations on the exterior of a house’s eaves to cleaning mold off of your home’s siding or even adding a ramp to the front entrance of a home, there are a wide variety of tasks that a handyman can perform. Many states and cities...

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Electricians |

How to Tell When It’s Time to Call the Electrician

Most real estate investors who are trying to repair and then flip homes do their best to keep costs low. No matter how handy you are, there comes a point in any home remodel or expansion project where it makes sense to call in the professionals. This is especially true with regard to safety critical systems, such as the electrical system of an investment property. Don’t gamble with the safety of workers or future inhabitants; call an electrician immediately if you have any of the below issues! Damaged Wires If you know from inspection or your own visual perusal of the property that the wiring is visibly aged or damaged, it’s time to call an electrician in to bring things up to code before it gets worse. Buzzing, Sparking, Flickering, or Hot Plates/Outlets If there is buzzing, sparking, or flickering coming from your lights, outlets, or wiring, you need professional help as soon as possible. All of these issues are sure signs of severe damage to the electrical system....

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