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May 17, 2018

Lighting that Looks Great and Helps to Keep You Safe

Where Curb Appeal Meets Safety

Who said outdoor and landscape lighting options need to be strictly for looks? If you already have outdoor lighting, or you are considering an installation, you should know that it's doing more than just lighting up your home! Not only is your outdoor lighting illuminating your home, it's keeping you safe as well. Here are some of the ways that your outdoor lighting is keeping you safe.
  • Exterior lights. What do you do if you hear something ... Read More
April 30, 2018

Spring Electrical Safety Tips

As the weather gets nicer and temperatures continue to rise, it's likely that you will be spending more time outdoors. You may be working in the garden, mowing the lawn, or hanging out by a pool, but no matter what you're up to, you should take precaution when using outdoor electricity. Tools and appliances should be used and stored properly when not in use, and kept away from water. Here are some electrical safety tips to follow this spring:
April 15, 2018

Benefits of a Generator Installation This Spring

Power outages can happen at any time. Springtime brings heavy rains and storms that can easily cause an outage in any home. There isn't really anything that you can do to prevent them, but there are certain precautions you can take to prevent them from disrupting your daily life. Having a backup generator will help protect you, your loved ones, and your belongings in the event of an outage.  Don't you want your home to be prepared when a storm ... Read More
April 5, 2018

Does Your Home Meet the Code Compliance Requirements?

Do you know if your home is up to code? Here in South Florida, your home needs to meet certain code compliances for your home to be safe and protected against electrical problems. Not only is it important for your safety, but it increases your home value as well. If you are planning to put your home on the market any time soon, it will need to be up to code before you can do so. Certain codes can change every ... Read More
March 15, 2018

How GFCI Outlet Installation can Keep You Safe

Protect Against Electrical Shock with GFCI Outlets

Electrical shocks are extremely dangerous. Depending on the severity of the shock, you can be seriously injured. Electrical shocks can also be a fire hazard. Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs for short, work to directly prevent the likelihood of electrical shock. Fitted into your electrical outlets, the added safety drastically decreases the chances of harmful shocks or fires. You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones and home have extra ... Read More
February 28, 2018

Signs Your Home Needs Rewiring

Wiring is a vital part of any home. Ensuring that those wires are in good shape are just as important. A large percentage of home electrical fires involve outlets and receptacles and interior home wiring. Because of the potential for a hazardous situation, it's important to know the signs of a problem before it can escalate. Here are ways to notice if your wiring at home is suffering from lack of attention and renovation.

Warning Signs

There are numerous indicators that if ... Read More
February 14, 2018

Benefits of Surge Protection

Did you know that lightning during a storm can harm the electricity and electrical appliances in your home? Any energy spike can cause a power surge, but it's especially common when you add lightning to the mix. A power surge causes the electricity in your home to spike. The surge is typically brief - less than a second. Even though its so quick, it can result in serious damages to your home and appliances. In a worst-case scenario, surges can even ... Read More
February 8, 2018

Troubleshooting Common Electrical Problems

Sooner or later, every homeowner encounters some common electrical problems. Of course, you should never try to fix your home’s wiring yourself, as this is a highly complicated system that only a licensed and experienced electrician should repair. However, it’s helpful to know about common electrical problems to see if you can troubleshoot them yourself or if you need to call a professional. The following areas are where you're likely to experience these issues in your home.

Lights

Faulty Light Switch: Common ... Read More
January 19, 2018

Four Benefits of Professional Smoke and CO Detector Installation

In the U.S., a fire department responds to reports of a fire just over once a minute. In addition, every 135 minutes, a life is lost in a fire. Over 400,000 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning that isn’t caused by a fire, and more than 20,000 people visit the emergency room. These are scary statistics — and the last thing you want is for you and your family to be among them. That’s why it’s worth considering professional smoke ... Read More
November 21, 2017

Seven Electrical Panel Preparation Tips for Winter

Electrical panel preparation is extremely useful before the winter hits. Your HVAC system uses a lot of energy, which means you’ll need a properly functioning electrical panel in order to stay warm and cozy this winter season. Just like your plumbing or roof, your electrical panel needs maintenance in order to be prepared and remain damage-free when the snow starts to accumulate.

How Electrical Panel Preparation Can Prevent Your Electrical Panel From Malfunctioning

Nobody wants to deal with a damaged electrical panel ... Read More