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The Dangers of Not Replacing an Old, Outdated Electrical Panel

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2021 9:49:32 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Safety

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Most homeowners only think about their electrical panel when a breaker trips and they have to mosie out to the garage to reset it.

But your electrical panel is the “nerve center” or your home’s electrical systems. All of your outlets are powered through this one central hub. And like nearly everything in life, your electrical panel has a lifespan.

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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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How To Put Out An Electrical Fire

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Residential Electric, Electrical Fire, Electrical Safety

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Even if your home has smoke detectors, they’ll do nothing to extinguish a dangerous fire. If you’re cooking and grease ignites, water won’t help put it out. Or, if you have a faulty circuit breaker, a fire could begin to brew from your laundry room— out of sight.

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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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