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8 Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2020 7:21:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets, Electrical Safety

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Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 44,880 home fires involving electrical failure or malfunction each year in 2012-2016, according to the NFPA. And let’s not forget about electrocution. 

Some folks focus so heavily on electrical safety tips for the inside of their home, they forget about the outside! Yet, your landscape can pose its own unique set of risks if not properly managed.

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3 Signs It’s Time for an Electrical Ballast Replacement

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2020 3:53:06 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Panels, Electrical Outlets, Electrical Safety

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Are your fluorescent bulbs on the fritz? If you’ve recently been hearing a strange, loud buzzing sound every time you flick on the lights, or are experiencing inconsistent lighting levels, there’s a chance the bulbs themselves aren’t to blame.

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No Power to an Outlet? Here’s How to Troubleshoot

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2019 10:48:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets, DIY Guide

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Having trouble with an outlet in your home? If anytime you plug something in it’s falling out of the outlet, or if your outlet just won’t work, you’re in the right place.

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Childproof Outlet Tips for Tamper Resistant Protection

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2018 10:25:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets, Child Safety, Electrical Safety

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Children are curious, and during the first few years of their development, they like to experiment. Unfortunately, shoving their fork into an outlet isn’t an experiment anyone wants to witness.

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Bad Wiring? Let Us Get Rid of Your Shorts.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2018 3:54:39 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Surge Protection, Electrical Outlets, Residential Electric

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Hiring an unlicensed electrician or general “handyman” to do electrical work in your home could leave you in the dark— or worse. Sure, the price may be right, at first, but the risks are great – including short circuits, damage to appliances, fire hazards, not to mention the risks related to an unlicensed worker getting injured on your property!  

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8 Reasons to it’s Probably Time to Install a New Electrical Panel

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Panels, circuit breakers, Electrical Outlets

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Most of us only think about our electrical panel when we need to reset a circuit breaker. Other than that, you probably forget it even exists. 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Electrical Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets

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When you own a home, there are many times when doing the job yourself can save you some money instead of hiring the project out. That said, it’s important to remember that you don’t want to do a job bigger than you can handle.

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Where Should You Place Electrical Outlets in Your New Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets

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Compared to the various decisions that need to be made when building a new home, electrical outlet locations may be treated as a small (and possibly forgettable) detail. However, the detail won’t seem so small once you’re in your new home and realize the placement of your electrical outlets doesn’t work well with your furniture plan, or worse, there aren’t enough to meet your needs.

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