Electrical fires cause $1.5 billion in property damage annually. Not only that, but according to the U.S. Fire Administration, in 2014, electrical fires accounted for nearly 24,000 residential fires. You want to feel assured that you and your family are safe in your home. You also want to be certain that there is little to no risk of a fire due to your home needing electrical wiring repairs or having faulty outlets or appliances. With something as serious as a fire posing a danger to your loved ones and prized possessions, finding a qualified electrician is the first thing you should do as the ultimate preventative measure. Here are the most common causes of electrical fires in the home. Continue reading
The days are getting longer. The grass is a verdant green. There is no denying that summer is around the corner. But with summer comes a number of concerns for the home owner. You have to get out the air conditioner, open the pool, mow the lawn. Continue reading
We all want to save money when it comes to repairs around the house. There are a few things you know for sure that you can do, like changing out a light switch or replacing a shower head. But for some of the bigger jobs, it not only becomes a good idea to hire a professional, it becomes an essential need for your safety. Below are five repairs at home that Continue reading
If you run a business, you probably rely on electricity to power all of your daily operations. From computers to temperature-controlled storage, if you’re experiencing electrical problems, your business can’t work the way it needs to. Electrical wiring problems can cause frustration and revenue loss, but they can also be very dangerous for your employees and business itself. If you’ve observed any of the following issues with your electricity, contact a commercial electric contractor right away. Continue reading
Do you have an electrician you can call in the event of an emergency? Many homeowners only wait until they’re in need of serious electrical wiring repairs to find a contractor — but by that point, you might be too desperate to do the research required to make sure you’re finding an electrician you can trust. It’s important to establish a good working relationship with a qualified electrician before electrical problems occur so that in the event of an emergency, you know who to call. Continue reading
While many people love the idea of a DIY-fixer-upper when it comes to buying a home, many more fail to realize that ideas don’t always translate well to action. Renovating a home isn’t easy, even with a very clear vision.
With certain aspects of home renovation, like electrical problems and repairs, you should bring in a professional.
As if you need more reasons to use a professional electrician, in 2011, an estimated 47,700 home fires reported to fire departments across the country involved electrical failure or malfunction as a factor contributing to the ignition.
Electrical fires are entirely preventable as long as you take the proper safety precautions. Here are a few recommendations you can rely on to stay safe when dealing with residential electrical repairs and everyday home appliances.
If you’re a small business owner or homeowner, you will most likely require the services of an electrician at some point in time. And if you’re home improvement savvy, you may also be tempted to tackle simple electrical wiring repairs yourself in order to save a bit of money. Continue reading
When it comes to your home and its care, there are a couple of numbers you should have on speed dial. Among them should be the roofing contractor, the plumber, a handy general contractor, and of course, the electrician. And if you are in the process of upgrading or renovating your home, or you have a particularly old home, you should have these numbers memorized. Continue reading
Most people think that there are only a handful of reasons to use a professional electrician: when there are electrical problems and electrical repairs are needed to keep the lights on. But, they are mistaken. There are many services that an electrician or lighting contractor can offer, and they aren’t limited to emergencies. Continue reading