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Should You Label Your Circuit Breakers?

February 12th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundAs a homeowner, or even as a renter, it’s important to understand the very basics of the electrical system in the home in which you live, so that you know what to do when something goes wrong. One component of your electrical system where this is especially important is your Cincinnati, OH electrical panel—also known as your circuit breaker box. This is what’s responsible for dividing up the electrical power in your home into circuits.

You may have moved into homes in the past where the electrical panel or fuse box was already labeled, so that you could easily find which switch led to which outlet or electrical appliance. However, your current living space may not have come with this useful guide, and therefore the onus might be on you to create one.

Fortunately, this is not a difficult task. You’ll want to grab a piece of paper, a writing utensil, and a housemate of the human variety (your dog won’t be much help).

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Signs You’re in Need of an Electrical Panel Upgrade

January 29th, 2018

two electricians in hard hats working on electrical panelAt some point over the course of your homeownership, you may have had a circuit breaker trip. Or maybe you’ve noticed lights flickering every now and then. Do you have an older living space, with an equally old electrical system? If so, and you notice these symptoms more than once, then it is time to pay attention.

Electrical problems can be serious, even if their initial symptoms don’t seem that way at first. Electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries each year, some fatal, and most preventable. Covington, KY electrical repair services, such as upgrading your home’s wiring or electrical panel, may be necessary to ensure your safety, as well as the integrity of your home. But how do you know when you need these services?

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Considerations to Make for Your Indoor Lighting

January 15th, 2018

large kitchen with under cabinet lighting and pendent lighting hanging from ceilingWhen it comes to making any type of electrical upgrade in your home, you have many considerations to make. It is first important to note that due to the increased demand we place on our homes with various high-efficiency appliances and other electrical equipment, the first step you should take before any new installation is to have your system inspected in case you may need an electrical panel or wiring upgrade.

There’s no exception for a Mason, OH indoor lighting installation. Whatever lighting choices you make, you want to ensure that your home’s electrical grid can support them, for your safety as well as convenience. But of course, we understand that if you’re considering adding indoor lighting, it’s for aesthetic reasons, too! So we’ve shared some tips below on what to consider in regards to indoor lighting in your home.

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When Electrical Installation Goes Wrong

January 1st, 2018

Electrical installation components and tools background. Isolated on white. With clipping patch.When it comes to having electrical work done in your home, there’s a reason we recommend only trusting the work to the pros. We understand that it may seem more convenient to try and complete electrical installations and other types of wiring jobs on your own, but not only will you be sacrificing your time and effort to do so, but your safety as well.

Professional installation is also the best way to ensure that the installation job is done correctly, and that your risk of Florence, KY electrical repair needs later on down the line is reduced. Keep reading to learn what can, and often does, go wrong with amateur electrical installations.

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Qualities to Look for in a Commercial Electrician

December 18th, 2017

two electricians working on electrical panelWhen it comes to any type of electrical work, it’s essential that it be done by a pro. This is due mostly in part to safety, but also to ensure that the job is done right, and up to code. This becomes even more pertinent for commercial work. Electrical work in a commercial setting is distinct from residential electric work, and therefore requires a trained and qualified Hamilton, OH commercial electrician.

If you want an adequately working and safe electrical system in your business, workplace, or another commercial setting, then it’s vital that you hire a high quality commercial professional. But what sort of factors should you look at in determining which electrical contractor is right for you and your space?

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Do You Need an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?

December 4th, 2017

American electrical outlet and cover plate, with screwdriver and wire nutsSome electrical issues may seem so benign in nature that you are unlikely to give them a second thought. Take a circuit breaker tripping every now and then. Or perhaps you have some flickering lights. These aren’t necessarily immediate causes of alarm, but this certainly doesn’t mean you should ignore such issues.

Electrical troubles can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t seem like it at the time. Electrical fires account for hundreds of injuries a year, some of them fatal and many of them preventable! Investing in a Fairfield, OH electrical wiring upgrade can reduce your risk of electrical fires or shock. But how can you tell if your home needs one? The truth is, you may need to call in a licensed electrician to do a thorough inspection of your electrical system. The good news is, you needn’t look any further than right here to find one!

In the meantime, we’ve shared with you below some signs that you do, in fact, have a need for an electrical wiring upgrade.

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The Most Common Electrical Repair Needs among Homeowners

November 20th, 2017

electrical blueprint with magnifying glassMost homeowners are able to do very basic jobs around the house, like replacing a light switch or the faceplate of an outlet. But for the most part, electrical services—particularly Newport, KY electrical repairs–should be left to the pros. This is due mainly in part to the safety risks involved with electric work, but it also helps to prevent property damage.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common electrical repair needs homeowners face, and why scheduling prompt service is vital.

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Have You Considered These Factors for Your Home Theater Installation?

November 6th, 2017

white question mark on blue backgroundDo you enjoy entertaining guests in your home? Or perhaps you are looking for a way to spend more time with the family at home? A Cincinnati, OH home theater installation is a great option for you then! From something as simple as a large flat screen TV to a sophisticated custom-built home theater, there are a number of options for you to consider.

Keep reading for some factors to keep in mind before beginning your home theater installation, and be sure to give our pros a call when you’re ready to get started!

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Why You Need a Professional for Your Appliance Replacement

October 23rd, 2017

white kitchen with multiple appliances in it.For most homeowners, when you need electrical installation in Hamilton, OH for an appliance, you just go out and buy the first one you can find, usually at the cheapest price. But what most people don’t realize is that hiring a professional to help you choose a new appliance and install it can actually be a great, affordable, alternative over just sticking a new appliance in your kitchen yourself or trusting a general handyman to do the job.

Take a refrigerator for instance. Replacing this appliance is timely and probably inconvenient for you to plan. Plus, you have to dispose of your old one which only adds to the inconvenience. Without the right professional on your side, you could also find yourself spending too much time and wasting too much money on your fridge replacement. Keep reading for a few reasons why you need a pro for your appliance installation and replacement needs.

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How Is an Industrial Electrician Different from a Commercial Electrician?

October 9th, 2017

commercial building at nightWhen it comes to hiring an electrician to handle your residential needs, you want to ensure you are choosing a professional who has extensive experience, the proper licensing, and applicable training to get the job done. When it comes to your commercial or industrial building, these factors are even more pertinent. A mistake in the electrical work of your home can lead to a major headache and potentially even monetary loss, but the stakes are even higher in a commercial or industrial setting—a mistake could be detrimental to business.

But is there a difference between hiring a professional Covington, KY electrician for a commercial building versus an industrial one? They sound very similar, after all. But actually, these distinctions each require a different type of training, and of course, take place in different environments. The foundation of any electrician’s skillset will be basic electrical knowledge, but they need more than that to handle a commercial or industrial job. Keep reading to learn more!

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