Home Electrical Routine Maintenance

Home Electrical Routine Maintenance Are you cleaning out areas of your home for Spring Cleaning? This is the time of year when most people are clearing out the clutter, tossing unnecessary items and rearranging home decor. With all of this attention on your home, now is the perfect time for routine maintenance of your electrical system! Here is a basic checklist for homeowners wanting to review their electrical system. Outlets: use a receptacle tester to make sure your electrical outlets are still grounded. If you do not have a receptacle tester, use a small electronic device such as a cell phone charger. You want to make sure each outlet has… Read More

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Best Time For Electrical Updates?

Best Time For Electrical Updates? Are you thinking about making electrical updates? Money spent on home improvement is projected to increase over 7% in 2019 (according to Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard). This points to a trend that more people are investing in their homes and rental properties. So when is the best time of year to schedule your electrical update? For starters, it is best to begin a home project when you are financially prepared for it and no sooner. Homeowners either get into unwanted debt or end up with an unfinished project if they haven’t prepared for the investment. That being said, here are a few… Read More

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What Is Tripping My Breaker?

What is Tripping My Breaker? A tripping breaker is annoying. At random, homeowners end up without power in parts of their home and it begs the question, “why is this happening? ”  While this may be frustrating, keep in mind that your breaker’s safety mechanism is still operating! It is preventing your electrical system from overloading by shutting down the circuit completely. And that is a good thing. There are many reasons your breaker could be tripping. Briefly, we’ll mention 3 common reasons: #1- The breaker is bad. With your eyes only, look at your breaker box (because touching before looking could be bad!) and note any burning or visible… Read More

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How Can I Add More Lighting To A Room?

How Can I Add More Lighting To A Room? I come across many homeowners looking to add lighting in their homes.  They usually have no pre-existing fixture and are looking for good lighting options.  Insufficient lighting strains your eyes, and the right amount of light changes the feel of the whole room.  So without getting overly technical, I will explain some options. First things first, to add lighting we’d need to determine wiring access.  We do this by looking above the ceiling.  In most homes there is access above the ceiling and it is fairly inexpensive to do the job.  We could install new wiring and the fixture for the… Read More

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