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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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How Is an Industrial Electrician Different from a Commercial Electrician?

Monday, 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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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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