Two men performing an electrical inspection of a swimming pool

When to Schedule an Electric Inspection for Your Pool

You already know that water and electricity don’t mix, but we bet you don’t think much about your backyard swimming pool as a threat. Think again. Inground pools and hot tubs typically have lights built into them to permit night swimming and add to the aesthetics of the pool or spa. And all pools likely […]

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What Should I Do If My Breaker Box Isn’t Labeled?

It typically lives in your basement, garage, storage utility room, or closet. It’s often mounted to a wall and gray or brown in color. And it’s one of the single most important appliances inside your property for helping to facilitate some of the things you are likely to take most for granted, like the simplicity […]

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little boy helping mother to change a lightbulb

Why Do My Lightbulbs Keep Blowing Out?

Lightbulbs don’t last forever, but does it seem like you’re always purchasing new lightbulbs for the various fixtures around your home? Do you sense that the lightbulbs in your home aren’t lasting as long as they should be? If you’ve answered “yes” to either of the aforementioned questions, it’s probably not just your imagination – […]

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Knob and tube antique wiring

Rewiring Your Old House: Why It’s Important

If you live in or are purchasing an older home – like one that was originally built before 1940, then there’s a chance that it could have its original wiring. Knob-and-tube wiring is characterized by its white color and ceramic, spool-like knobs. It was the electrical wiring of choice from the 1880s all the way […]

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Woman checks her breaker box after it trips

What To Do When Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

When you experience a power outage, sometimes it is not total. Your air conditioner quits, but the lights in the house are all still running correctly. In this case, you are probably dealing with a tripped circuit breaker. Problems with circuit breakers can indicate a need to repair your electrical system, upgrade it, or fix […]

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Man with clipboard performs an electric system inspection

6 Reasons to Schedule an Electrical Inspection

Electrical systems tend to hide until you need them to do more than they are doing. That moment is the right time to schedule an inspection, but it is likely that you may need one prior to upgrades or repairs, as well. It is too easy to assume that the electrical system is in good […]

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Electrical Wire Color Guide

Making a minor upgrade to your home may require you to take a look at your wiring. If you have a home with wiring installed sometime in the second half of the 20th Century or later, it probably follows a common color guide. Understanding the uses of the different colors helps you to determine the […]

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Commercial electrician making air conditioner repairs

How to Choose the Right Commercial Electrician

Hiring a commercial electrician that you can trust calls for a little advanced research. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can tell that the company will be suitable for your needs, and a few that help you narrow down the list. Look for these qualities in an electrician near you before you schedule work. […]

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