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2411, 2020

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us and, like many homeowners, you’re probably planning to put up holiday lighting. But string lights, tree lighting, and other forms of indoor and outdoor lighting can create electrical safety hazards. Electrical emergencies and home fires increase every year during the holidays (on average, there were 160 Christmas-tree related home fires a year [...]

1711, 2020

Most Common Causes of Flickering Lights

Have you noticed flickering lights in your home? This is a common occurrence many people ignore. But if flickering light problems are persistent, there may be a serious underlying electrical issue. Various sources can be in play, some which may require the immediate attention of a professional electrician. Below are some of the most common causes of flickering [...]

2910, 2020

Most Common Light Switch Problems

A malfunctioning light switch often doesn’t seem like a big deal. However, a bad light switch can indicate if there are other electrical issues, such as a wiring problem. Underlying issues or a defective light switch itself can contribute to something as bad as a home fire. Here are some of the most common problems to help realize [...]

2310, 2020

How to Prevent Electrical Circuit Overloads

An electrical circuit overload occurs when more electricity runs through a circuit than it can handle. Circuit breakers trip the circuit, cutting power to prevent the wiring from overheating. Signs of an overload include flickering/dimming lights, hot outlets, smoke from outlets, burning smells, and humming or buzzing sounds. Appliances and electronics may seem to lack power as well. [...]

910, 2020

What Are the Advantages of Replacing Your Electrical Panel?

The electrical panel, or electrical service panel, is an essential part of a home electrical system, although it is usually hidden out of sight. A variety of problems can originate there. If you’re experiencing a number of electrical issues, upgrading or replacing your electrical panel can often eliminate them. Continue reading to see some benefits of replacing the [...]

1809, 2020

Most Common Recessed Lighting Problems

The popularity of recessed lighting in homes is undeniable. It is extremely versatile, as recessed lights can provide the primary source of lighting for a room, or be installed in localized areas, such as under cabinets or inside closets. While convenient and aesthetic, recessed lights are associated with some common problems. These issues, along with possible solutions, will [...]