Servall Electric Company Blog:Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Signs You’re in Need of an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Do You Need an Electrical Wiring Upgrade?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Don’t Trust Your Appliance Installations to Just Anyone

Monday, September 25th, 2017

white kitchen with stainless steel appliancesThere are a number of appliances you rely on in your home on a regular basis, sometimes even hourly. It’s easy to take them for granted, but without one of them, life would be a lot more inconvenient. Take your refrigerator for instance—could you imagine being without yours?

If your appliances are not installed by a professional electrician in Mason, OH, then you run the risk of having operational problems later on. Keep reading for more on why you shouldn’t attempt electrical appliance installations on your own.

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Can an Amateur Electrician Hurt Your Business?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

electrician stripping wiresIn a word, yes. Whether they’re skilled at residential electrical jobs or they’re just a general handyman to begin with, it’s very easy for an inexperienced electrician to make a mistake. And mistakes lead to business interruption, particularly if it’s a mistake that put the building’s occupants at risk.

This is why we stress how important it is to seek a trained professional when you’re hiring a commercial electrician in Florence, KY. The qualities you look for in such a professional are going to depend on many things, such as the type of service you require—whether it be an installation, renovation, inspection or testing, or even an electrical panel upgrade. But overall, you’ll definitely want the following:

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This Is Why Your Lights Are Flickering

Monday, August 28th, 2017

beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorAre flickering lights a common occurrence in your household? Perhaps you just chalk it up to the fact that you live in an aging home. But, this shouldn’t be acceptable. In fact, it can be dangerous. Electrical problems can be serious, even if their symptoms—like flickering lights—seem relatively benign. Electrical fires actually account for hundreds of injuries, and even fatalities, each year—and many are preventable.

If you have a single bulb that’s flickering, it’s likely you just need to change that one out. However, if multiple lights are flickering in a room or throughout your home, the cause is an outdated electrical system with either frayed wiring or too much demand on it. Flickering lights aren’t the only sign of electrical trouble though—there are a number of other signs that you need an upgrade to your electrical system, which we’ve covered below.

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