electrical content 2/16/2020 – gtg

Our electric company is dedicated to helping our customers with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Our motto is Progressive Excellence. Constantly looking for new and better ways to take care of our customers. We do not stop until we find a solution to our customer’s problems. We are always looking out for their wants, needs, and desires. Your satisfaction is our goal. We give 10% discount to Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Military.

Choosing the right electricians can be difficult. We strive to provide you with skilled professionals to handle all your electrical problems. Call us today.

Licenses / Credentials:
• Licensed Electrical Contractor
• Licensed Master Electrician

Services Offered:
24 Hour Electrical Service and Repair
Electrical Panel & Meter Upgrades
Ice and Snow Melt & Automation for existing heat tape
Commercial and Residential New Construction and Remodels
Home Inspection Repair Items

Finding the Right Electrician
You don’t think about it on a daily basis, but as a homeowner, you’ll probably need an electrician sometime during the life of your home. The very electrical system that we tend to take for granted is a very integral part of our home. Many homeowners may have enough knowledge and experience to tackle the smaller jobs, such as repairing a wall switch or installing a new light or ceiling fan. But for the most part, any projects that involve electricity are best left to a professional electrician.

Finding an electrician should be easy. At the same time, it may require some additional work to find the electrician that’s right for your project.

Tracking Down a Reliable Electrician
Begin by talking with your friends or co-workers or ask family members if they might be familiar with a local electrician. If they’ve had any dealings with an electrician they may be able to give you some reliable information. They’ll probably tell you if they have any complaints. Of course, if they’ve worked with an electrician and the job ran smoothly, they may be able to recommend him to you. A person is almost always glad to talk about good service. You’ll find that we have a good reputation and take pride in our work.

You’ll want to run a background check on every electrician you feel might be a potential candidate for your job. You can call the local Better Business Bureau to find out if any customers have filed any complaints. If there are any complaints, what were they and were they taken care of? It’s quite possible that even a very good electrician can get a complaint. The thing you really need to know is how they handled it. An electrician with a list of unresolved complaints can spell problems and that is something you definitely don’t need.

Request Your Bid from the Electrician
Set up interviews with each prospective electrician that feel might be right for the job so you can go over the details with them. Ask about experience; we’ll be happy to explain to you how an electrician can meet your needs. We offer a quality of service that you will not find elsewhere. After the project is complete, you’ll be happy we sent an expert electrician.

Spend some time with each electrician you’re considering. Have them do an onsite inspection to determine the best course for your particular job. Use this time to express any concerns you might have and discuss the outcome you hope to achieve. Spending time with each prospective electrician will help you decide how well you’ll get along with one another. Don’t feel you have to work with any electrician you’re not completely comfortable with. Your final choice of an electrician is going to be the person responsible for your home’s safety, so you want to know you can trust him.

You’ll need to ask about cost as well as the estimated time for completion. But before he can give you an exact number the electrician will need to work up a written quote. You should give each electrician a detailed list of what you need them to include in their bid. Each bid should contain a detailed explanation of the project along with an itemized cost for all parts and labor. You should also understand what your payment options are. If the entire job is small, you’ll most likely be required to pay in full once the project is completed. A larger project can usually be paid with an initial down payment and installments on the remainder, due at specific points of completion of the job. Make sure you also get a completion date written into every bid you receive.

Narrowing Your Choice for the Best Electrician
Having your bids in hand, it’s time to compare each electrician. Though you may be tempted, it’s important to use caution before considering any extremely low bid. That’s not to say that a low bid isn’t honest but you need to find out why. You don’t want to have the electrician cutting corners where your home electricity is concerned. If you’re really interested in a particular low bid, talk with the electrician to find out how he was able to provide such a low figure. Making your final selection of an electrician should be based on more than getting the job done for the least amount of money. It’s also about choosing the person that will provide you with service you can depend on.

Keep in mind, when you’re choosing an electrician it’s about much more than money. The safety of your family is involved whenever it comes to the electric service in your home. It’s important that you choose the electrician that you feel will do the best job and the one that you trust with your home. The success of your project depends on the quality of service provided by the electrician you select.

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1. Are you browsing for residential electrical contractors?
2. Do you need support with breaker boxes or meter bases?
3. Interested in surge protection, lighting or even home improvements?

There is no electrical duty that is too huge or small for our electrical contractors.
Call us today to learn how we can help with your residential electrician needs.

-Ordinary Services Offered
-Lighting
-Need a Second Opinion
-Electrical System
-Home Safety Checks

If you are in need of electrical contractors or just someone to help you with those electrical jobs you need to be done, then you can choose from our many electrical handyman services. Here is a list of the more common electrical jobs we receive:

* Rewiring
* New sockets hooked up where there was none or replace aged sockets
* Security lights put in
* Innovative Lighting Designs- New lights fitted like spotlights
* Alarms hooked up
* CCTV put in
* Garden light and power
* Replacement fittings and fixtures
* Kitchen & Bathroom Electrics
* Cooker installation & extractor fans
* Doorbells fitted
* Extension wiring
* Garage wiring
* Attic conversion wiring
* Fuse box upgrades

We also do full testing certification, this should be done in homes every ten yrs.

Electrical System – THIS IS THE HEART OF YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND MUST BE INSPECTED YEARLY

Electrical Wiring

The majority of electrical fires result from troubles with “fixed wiring” like faulty electrical outlets and aged wiring. Troubles with cords and plugs, like extension and electrical device cords, also cause many home electrical fires.

In the area, faulty wiring accounts for 33% of residential electrical fires.
Countless stoppable electrical fires can even be traced to misuse of electric cords, for instance, overloading circuits, poor maintenance and running the cords beneath rugs or in high traffic areas.

Home Appliances

The home appliances most often implicated in electrical fires are electric stoves and ovens, dryers, central heating units, televisions, radios, and record players.

Electrical Contractors Safety Precautions
-Routinely safety tests your home appliances and wiring.
-Tattered wires can produce fires. Change out all damaged, old or broken appliance cords at once.
-Use electrical extension cords intelligently and don’t overload them.
-Store electrical appliances from moist flooring and counters; pay particular mind to electrical appliances in the bathroom and kitchen.
-When buying electrical appliances inspect for products evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory
-Do not permit kids to play around electrical appliances such as space heaters, curling iron, and hair dryers.
-Keep clothing, curtains and other likely combustible items a minimum of three ft from all heaters.
-If an appliance has a 3 prong plug, use it only in a 3-slot outlet. In no way force it to fit into a two-slot outlet or extension cord.
-On no account overload extension cords or wall sockets. Immediately shut off, then professionally swap out, light switches that are hot to the touch and lights that sputter.
-Utilize protection closures to “child-proof” electrical outlets.
-Check your electrical tools habitually for signs of wear and tear. If the cords are unraveled or cracked, change out them. Substitute any tool if it creates even minor electrical shocks, overheats, shorts out or gives off smoke or sparks.

Electrical Contractors Home Safety Checks
After completion of each duty, your electrician will carry out a FREE Home Safety Check to make sure your dwelling is free of hazards and up to code.

Electrical Contractors Inspection contains:
-Your electrical contractors will inspect your breaker box and tighten connections
-We inspect your meter base and guarantee proper grounding
-We guarantee good G.F.C.I protection in required areas
-Your electrical contractors will visually check the wiring in your attic
-CO detectors and smoke alarms will be tested and batteries replaced if required at a cost of $0 (ceilings under 12ft)
-Wiring hazards, hanging fixtures, or anything your electrical contractors find that might be injurious to you or your family will be brought to your attention.

Lighting

Let our Electrical Contractors handle any of your lighting wishes
Track Lighting
Fluorescent lighting
Ceiling fans
Under-cabinet lighting
Can lights
Outdoor lighting
Floods- security around your home
Attic lighting
Chandeliers
Need another Opinion from electrical contractors?

We recognize that spending thousands of dollars can be unforeseen. We urge getting a second opinion for any sizeable job. Maybe a 3rd opinion is a decent idea. Upgrading or adding to your existing electrical system is a major decision.

Here are three chief things when comparing estimates Electrical Contractors
Are all estimates for the exact same work. You need to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
Check warranty information. How long a company stands behind their work is often good for decision making.
Are all estimates pretty close in cost? Do they have an industry common cost for electrical work? Bids that look as if to be extremely elevated ought to really be examined closely.
There are many companies working illegally lacking insurance, licenses, or a Master Electrician who charge particularly reduced prices. There are also agencies who charge 3X the normal asking price of work and anticipate you pay because you don’t know any better. If you do have any questions, please call us and our electrical contractors will be happy to help out.

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Electrical safety is of high importance for both the homeowner and the landlord. All homeowners should be conscious of any things in their residence that might immediately concern the safety of themselves or their family members. Landlords too need to be aware of the hazards of faulty or poor quality electrical installations that may have been installed by untaught or untrained persons or individuals. It is highly encouraged for everyone involved to have their electrical systems looked at periodically in order to detect any underlying concerns that may be harmful to one’s self, their families or any individual who is living in the property involved.

A lot of personal harm and loss of personal possessions can be attributed to electrical fires that happen in the house due to faulty wiring circuits. The two main types of accidents associated with faulty electrical circuitry are electric shocks and fires. Electric shocks are very uncommon but they still can happen, a lot of the accidents have been associated with individuals who have been carrying out work on the electrical installation either repairing or modifying a circuit. The vast majority of the incidents are generally because of sheer incompetence by the individual that is carrying out the electrical work. Logic should be applied to the situation, the circuit should be isolated from the fuse box before any work is carried out on the circuit. A secondary check of the electrical circuit should also be carried out using a suitable electrical test meter to see if the circuit is in fact completely dead. These simple actions could prevent any individual from getting an electric shock, which depending on the conditions could be terminal.

Other sorts of electric shock can occur from coming into contact with bared metallic parts that have become live through a fault with one of the electrical cables in the house. The metallic components in question could be radiators, taps and uncovered pipework. If a live lead comes into contact with any metallic component that is associated with the heating or plumbing system in your house, then there is a significant danger of death or severe injury if you come in to contact with one of these components. Again this is very rare but accidents have happened in the past. It is advisable to have a capable electrician to check your house to verify the correct earth cables are is in place. The earth cables are a chain of wires that connect all the bared metallic elements in your home to the earth terminal of your incoming supply. If the earth cables are in place and a fault does happen then the live current will flow harmlessly to earth, thus preventing any serious injury to the residents of the house. If you are in doubt about the earth arrangements in your home then call a regional electrician to check it for you.

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Electricians – Making sure you get as lucky as me!

Licensed Electricians Are Not Equal.
When it comes to choosing a certified electrician don’t let the following three letters on a business card fool you, “Lic.” Yes, knowing your electrical contractor is licensed is important but if that was all you needed to know when hiring an electrician, you would not be reading this right now.

I know it is not an easy task finding the right electrician or any other type of contractor for that manner. I recently was in your position, looking for a qualified electrician, and I needed one fast! Imagine this you’re sitting on your couch relaxing after a long week at work, it’s Saturday and sunny and everything is going great. You fall asleep, one of those great afternoon “cat naps,” you know the ones you don’t get near enough of, then it happens!

You go from peacefully sleeping to jumping straight up, running through a now dark house to find the cause of that massive explosion. Lighting, it’s a storm, it must have hit the house. You breathe a sigh of relief as you head to the breaker box knowing the house has not been directly hit. After flipping the breaker back on you assume you can return to your peaceful Saturday afternoon.

Russian Roulette, the phone book and Many Electricians
Well as you have guessed, my Saturday was ruined. I had power but the lighting had struck close enough to the house to travel back into my electrical system and phone lines via the grounding wire of the house. Telephones fried! My computers are now big paperweights and the only thing I can watch on TV is the reflection of me trying to turn it on! Off to the yellow pages and out with the cell phone.

I made a couple of calls and it was apparent I didn’t qualify as an emergency because I still had electrical power. So I ended up getting an appointment for first thing Monday morning from one of those companies that have a great looking “you know they pay a lot of money” type of ads. First thing Monday morning actually meant 1:30 pm Monday afternoon. The electrician shows up, oops I mean estimator, turns out all he actually does is write the estimates for the jobs it also turns out that he was a great talker but not such a good estimator.

When the actual certified electricians from the company showed up to start doing the work well the estimate that I had signed was worth about as much as my recently deceased TV. The estimated price didn’t just go up once but every time the gentleman came up from the basement he had discovered a newer more expensive problem that HAD to be addressed. After politely asking these men to leave, it was back to the phonebook and more Russian, I mean electrician roulette. The following three interactions with other companies met with a similar fate each with a different twist…not showing up on time….not showing up at all…or the what must be a customary electrician excuse…” van/truck broke down on the way to your house.”

I starting to think I was in a hidden video reality show. However, my ignorance about all things electrical and a trip to a local home improvement store solved my electrician search. When I met Roger, I was trying to figure out what type of electrical switch I needed to replace one that was damaged. (Why I thought I could do this is beyond me) With no sales staff around I turned to the guy next to me and said, “do you know about this stuff?”

Twenty minutes later he had helped me pick out everything I need and actually showed me how to install it. As I was thanking him and wheeling my cart to the checkout counter I turned back and told him…” you know you should think about becoming an electrician.” His almost puzzled reply was, “I am a Master Electrician.”

I turned around, started filling his cart will all of the electrical supplies I was about to purchase, and exclaimed… “YOU ARE HIRED!” We exchanged information to set up an appointment for the following day. Not only was he on time for the appointment he actually finished the work sooner than he estimated.

Roger has now not only worked in my home, but also my parents, and several very important clients of mine that I have referred him to, all are exceedingly happy with his excellent work and customer service.

If you need any type of electrical work performed be it in your home or office, I cannot more strongly recommend Roger. Imagine this, after you call Roger, you can rest easy knowing you have not only connected with an honest and reliable business person but you and your family’s safety is good hands with Roger, an electrician with a Master Lic.

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If you have been looking for electricians for more than a few minutes then I don’t have to tell you it is not an easy task. Will hiring any company whose ad jumps out at you ensure that you are getting the right electrician for you and your family’s safety? Remember big expensive ads will not always translate into better workmanship and customer service. Often randomly selected electrical contractors out of the phonebook or from an online source can cause you more problems during your home improvement project.

Often times the number one problem we hear about regarding electrical companies is poor communication with their customers. With any electrical project, large or small, residential or commercial, good two-way communication is vital for the success of both the business relationship and the project itself. Often times disasters or confusion can be avoided with a brief phone call.

Electrician, What to Consider First
When contacting an electrician, regarding your electrical work you will want to get the following information:

You will always want to first, ask your electrician for his/her License Number. (This information can be obtained from a company’s website and/or advertisement) Then you will want to inquire about the type of insurance policy the electrical contractor carries.

With this information, I suggest contacting the local Building Department and sending a simple email asking the electrical inspector if the type of policy the electrical contractor has is appropriate for the work you are going to have done. You may also consider asking the company that carries your homeowner’s insurance the same question and making sure the policy covers YOUR property in case of any unforeseen occurrences.

Get Local References from Electricians
I suggest asking for no fewer than three local references that will allow you to contact them via telephone and/or email. I recommend first sending an email introducing yourself and letting them know the reason for your inquiry and that the electrician gave you their contact information. After an acceptable amount of time (I recommend 24 hours) give the person a call making sure to reference the prior email you sent.

Make sure to ask polite but probing questions. You want to ensure this person was actually a customer and not just someone doing his electrician friend a favor by talking highly of him. Ask about the specific type of work he/she had done. How did they usually communicate with the electrician was it via the phone, email, or face-to-face interaction. Find out if this electrical contractor was punctual. Also, ask whether there were any unexpected changes to the project and how those were handled.

You will want to be brief but make sure you get all the information you need to make an informed decision. ALWAYS send a thank you email to the person you contacted, remember this person is your neighbor and was nice enough to answer your questions.

Remember it is your responsibility to ensure that you choose the right electrician for your family and/or properties safety and security. In today’s economy price will be a big factor but if you choose a trustworthy and honorable electrician, more often than not he/she will be fair when it comes to their pricing.

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Electricians Content – Circuit Breaker

When searching for your Circuit Breaker expert, call our electricians. Contact us when you are ready to get started with organizing your Circuit Breaker project and require qualified professional experience to succeed. It’s our goal to make sure that you achieve your own with any Circuit Breaker project. Our company is there to make it easier to compare and contrast your alternatives and to address your questions. You can benefit from the assistance of our working experience and qualified professional tips. Your task will only be successful when you make the best choices and understand the steps. That is why we strive to ensure that you have all the important information to make the right decision for your task. To learn more, call our location.

Insured and Licensed
Before choosing to do business with a Circuit Breaker business, it’s important to ensure they offer a nice selection and have lots of experience, but it’s also very essential for them to be insured and licensed. Uninsured employees are a major liability to have on your property because you can be held financially accountable for any injuries or damage that takes place. Fortunately, our organization’s Circuit Breaker experts are licensed and insured, so you’ll never be required to worry when you choose our organization.

We Make it Easy and Quick
To our professionals, there is nothing more aggravating than knowing what you would like to order, yet having to wait many hours, if not days, to place your order. Therefore, we work to steer clear of this problem by staffing our Circuit Breaker company with lots of pros geared up to assist you. Find out how much of a difference our lightning-fast service makes by calling our company’s experts as soon as possible!

Customized Service
At our company, our quest is to offer an outstanding experience from the time you first get in touch with our Circuit Breaker specialists until we’ve executed the project. Our pros are able to do this as a result of our complementary consultation, which saves you money. Additionally, we present all of our company’s clients with free quotes, so you’ll never have to be worried about committing to our company before knowing what you’ll spend.

Working Really Hard to Earn Your Business
Out of all the Circuit Breaker companies, you’re ultimately going to reward one of them with your business. Our pros understand this, which is why we place such a large emphasis on being sure that we deliver exactly what the customer needs- a wide range of products, rapid service and a consultative rather than selling approach. As a result, our organization’s clients feel extremely comfortable, which generally results in them sending us numerous referrals.

The Results You Expect
Unless you’re somebody who’s a jack of all trades, you probably have an idea of what you’re wanting to achieve, but don’t know what the most cost-effective option is. Fortunately, you won’t need to worry about this concern as our company’s Circuit Breaker experts are here to point you in the right direction. If you’d like to discover how simple our organization’s experts make things, don’t be reluctant to call us!

Wanting to Save Money?
We’re incredibly serious when it comes to saving consumers money on Circuit Breaker. This can be done largely as a result of our experienced crew that has the unique capability to take your needs and match them up with the best product the very first time. Needless to say, the fact that we order from top manufacturers that offer the most resilient products doesn’t hurt either.

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Circuit Breaker
Our company is the local authority for all of your Circuit Breaker needs. With years of experience and remarkable customer service, we are here to ensure that your Circuit Breaker project is finished without any headaches. You want to use a company that appreciates the special details of any project, your financial budget, and your alternatives to find the best solutions for you. It is easy to discover for yourself by contacting our team.

Our Specialists Make it Simple
Our Circuit Breaker experts strive to provide a fantastic experience from start to finish. We do this by saving you money through our organization’s cost-free consultation. Also, our specialists present all of our customers with complementary quotes, so you’ll never need to worry about committing to our company prior to knowing what you’ll spend.

Our Organization is the Go-To Choice
Think about it, there are tons of businesses to pick from in the Circuit Breaker marketplace, but only one company is eventually going to earn your business. We understand this, which is why we place such a large emphasis on ensuring we deliver exactly what the customer needs- a wide range of products, quick service and a consultative as opposed to selling approach. Since this is the case, customers love doing business with our pros, and they also feel really comfortable sending our experts lots of referrals.

Don’t Settle on Poor Customer Care
To our professionals, there’s nothing more frustrating than knowing what you wish to order, yet needing to wait hours, if not days, to complete your order. Therefore, we work to avoid this concern by staffing our Circuit Breaker organization with plenty of experts geared up to help you. To learn more about our organization’s extremely fast service, call our pros now!

Top-Notch Customer Service
We believe that you’re not merely paying our experts for the product, but also for our professionals’ experience and knowledge, which is why we just employ seasoned specialists. It has always surprised us to observe the number of businesses that can’t tell you about the distinctions between various products, yet they made a decision to open a business in the Circuit Breaker industry! If you would like do business with specialists who actually know their product, give us a call as soon as possible!

Top-Notch Products
Our experience has allowed us to realize that selling cheap Circuit Breaker products doesn’t work since it’ll save customers money today, but cost them more over time. This is why we only purchase items from the top-rated manufacturers who support their products. For more information on our organization’s extraordinary products, don’t wait to call our pros!

Why Choose Our Business?
With regards to choosing a Circuit Breaker organization, it’s important to make sure that you’re selecting one that provides the most trustworthy products and delivers on customer support. Thankfully, your search is over since you’ve discovered our pros as we only order from the leading manufacturers, and our organization’s customer support is top-notch from start to finish. For the best customer care, call our business’ experts today!

We Solve the Problem
Unless you’ve previously done this repeatedly, you’re most likely wanting to know what the most cost-effective option is. Thankfully, this won’t be a challenge any time you let our Circuit Breaker professionals help you as their experience allows us to ensure our business’ customers receive precisely what they need. Make your venture as easy as possible by calling our organization’s pros now!

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Electrical safety is of high importance for both the homeowner and the landlord. All homeowners should be conscious of any things in their residence that might immediately concern the safety of themselves or their family members. Landlords too need to be aware of the hazards of faulty or poor quality electrical installations that may have been installed by untaught or untrained persons or individuals. It is highly encouraged for everyone involved to have their electrical systems looked at periodically in order to detect any underlying concerns that may be harmful to one’s self, their families or any individual who is living in the property involved.

A lot of personal harm and loss of personal possessions can be attributed to electrical fires that happen in the house due to faulty wiring circuits. The two main types of accidents associated with faulty electrical circuitry are electric shocks and fires. Electric shocks are very uncommon but they still can happen, a lot of the accidents have been associated with individuals who have been carrying out work on the electrical installation either repairing or modifying a circuit. The vast majority of the incidents are generally because of sheer incompetence by the individual that is carrying out the electrical work. Logic should be applied to the situation, the circuit should be isolated from the fuse box before any work is carried out on the circuit. A secondary check of the electrical circuit should also be carried out using a suitable electrical test meter to see if the circuit is in fact completely dead. These simple actions could prevent any individual from getting an electric shock, which depending on the conditions could be terminal.

Other sorts of electric shock can occur from coming into contact with bared metallic parts that have become live through a fault with one of the electrical cables in the house. The metallic components in question could be radiators, taps and uncovered pipework. If a live lead comes into contact with any metallic component that is associated with the heating or plumbing system in your house then there is a significant danger of death or severe injury if you come in to contact with one of these components. Again this is very rare but accidents have happened in the past. It is advisable to have a capable electrician to check your house to verify the correct earth cables are is in place. The earth cables are a chain of wires that connect all the bared metallic elements in your home to the earth terminal of your incoming supply. If the earth cables are in place and a fault does happen, then the live current will flow harmlessly to earth, thus preventing any serious injury to the residents of the house. If you are in doubt about the earth arrangements in your home then call a regional electrician to check it for you.

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Electricians 1/9/20 – gtg

A wobble in my Fan

Our goal is to save you money.

Calling an electrician to repair a ceiling fan will cost as much as having the electrician replace the fan. And the repair will likely only take 15 minutes. Let us help you save some money.

A wobble in my fan? You can fix that! The number one reason a fan wobbles is loose fan blade mounting screws. The number two reason a fan wobbles is a bent fan blade. Over time the screws loosen because the fan vibrates. The balancing kits that come with the fan or that you can purchase are a waste of your time and money. You can use the following methods to install a new fan or repair a fan that has been in your home for years.

Loose fan blade mounting screws.
Make sure all power is turned off to the Ceiling Fan and light kit.
Get your ladder and stand where the fan blades are about head height.
Hold the blade where the mounting bracket meets the blade with one hand and move it slightly up and down. Repeat this with each blade, you may find one blade that feels different.
Follow the mounting bracket to where it meets the fan motor and there will be two screws.
Tighten those screws with your screwdriver. While you are there tighten the other mounting brackets as well.

If your screwdriver cannot fit into the space between the mounting bracket and the base of the fan you will need to remove the base cover which has three small screws. Once the cover is off there will be three more screws that connect to the fan. Remove these screws and the covermount will come off. Now you will be able to tighten the fan blade mounting bracket and check all the other brackets.

There are also screws that mount the blade to the mounting bracket which you may want to tighten, which are located on the top of the fan blade.

If your screws were tight and the problem is not fixed, you may have a bent fan blade mounting bracket.

If you are asking yourself how it got bent, let me tell you the most common ways. If you have kids, they do throw things in the house. If you haven’t seen them throw things like pillows or toys, they are doing it behind your back. Also, you may have moved a piece of furniture in the room where the fan is located, bumping the fan.

Bent fan blade

Make sure the power is turned off to the Ceiling Fan and light kit.
Stand on your ladder to where your head is at the end of the blade away from the fan motor.
Using a tape measure or yardstick, measure the distance from the tip of the blade to the ceiling or the ground. Rotate the fan to measure each blade the same way. If one blade is fourteen inches then they should all be fourteen inches.

Once you have found the blade or blades that are a different height, it is time to make the repair. Put one hand on the blade mounting bracket and move it slightly up or down in the direction that will bring you to the distance of the other blades. Then check your measurement. Repeat this until you match the measurement of the other blades.

As electricians, our advice is to go through the steps and check it yourself. You could save between $90 and $150. Most homes have more than one ceiling fan, and now that you have the steps you are ready to save!

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There are many reasons why we should have a routine electrical inspection and testing whether for diagnostic testing, fault finding or safety check, we must be cautious at all times. It is a dangerous job and safety should be maintained at all times to reduce the risk of injuries. We must be experienced, skilled and equipped to handle the job to prevent accidents such as accidental short circuits, burns, fires and electrical shock. It is important to have first aid kits available during testing. You must follow a safe system and be supervised by a trained individual. To reduce unforeseen errors, here as some safety tips:

Take precautions for people doing the inspection and for those who live in the household. The tester should be a trained professional who understands the safety practices when performing the job. There should be responsible individuals who undergo first aid training.

Use suitable and appropriate equipment to prevent coming into contact with live parts. It is important to use safe and properly maintained tools and materials to avoid malfunction during an inspection. Do not leave hazardous and dangerous instruments unattended.

Provide a suitable workplace. Have a temporary work area that is away from people not involved with the project and that should be supervised at all times. If available provide a warning light that indicates testing is in progress. Have an accessible emergency off button that will shut down all electrical components in case of an accident or injury.

Properly secure test area. Have safe doors that can be locked to keep children from entering the unsafe sections.

Be knowledgeable about the testing coverage. It is important to cover only low voltage household appliances. Leave the hard work to the pros.

Test instruments prior to use. This is essential to prevent accidental short circuits.

Avoid eating and drinking inside the testing place. Water is a good electrical conductor and should be kept away from open and live wires.

Use appropriate protective gear such as gloves and masks for additional protection.

Check for legal requirements. Review safety codes and regulations to ensure and implement necessary precautions. If needed, secure a permit to avoid conflicts and legal issues. Make sure your property and equipment are insured before conducting any dangerous work.

And most importantly have an experienced individual assist and supervise you. If you think you do not have the ability, skill, and expertise in electrical maintenance, hire a professional who is competent, licensed and qualified for the job. Look for a highly qualified specialist who will give you quality service. Ask several friends or research on the internet. Know and familiarize their work. Do not let the cost of hourly rates affect your decision in deciding on a good service provider.

Home improvements and maintenance can be expensive but it will give you and your family security. Enjoy your home and be comfortable knowing that you are safe and free from accidents. Have regular electrical maintenance and hire a reliable electrician who is familiar with the safety codes, proper methods, correct installation and right equipment for the job.

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The electricity in your home or business may be a luxury that you take for granted until it no longer works properly. It is at that moment that you appreciate the convenience that your electrical services provide you each day. We guarantee to be your top choice when searching for an electrician in Texas.

Because of the challenge involved with repairing or maintaining the wiring, outlets, switches, and other electrical fixtures in your home, you are encouraged to hand these specialized tasks over to trained and licensed professional electricians. Our team of skilled electricians is ready to offer our full line of commercial, residential, and emergency electrician services to you today.

New Construction Wiring

Our highly trained and experienced electricians are available to assist you with the construction of your new home or business. From installing and running the wiring to connecting the switches, outlets, and circuits, we can have your new building fully powered by the time the construction is finished.

We have the skills to ensure your building’s electricity is up to code and ready to pass inspection. We can also tailor the electricity to your specifications and ensure that it is ready to use the first day you move into the new home or business.

Electrical Repairs and Maintenance

When the lights in your building flicker or go out and cannot be turned back on, it is time to have one of our professional electricians find out what is going on and make the needed fixes. Our skilled team can inspect wires, circuits, outlets, switches, and other fixtures to discover what is causing the glitch and what kind of repairs are needed to restore the full use of the electricity.

Even if your electrical services are working fine, for now, you never know when they might fail you. If it has been several years since your electrical fixtures have been inspected or maintained, you should give us a call today to take advantage of our electrical maintenance services. We can check the circuits, take a closer look at the outlets and switches, and make sure that all of the wiring is safe and up to code in your home or business.

Emergency Electrical Services

You never know when a light switch will stop working or an outlet will spark when you try to plug an electrical cord into it. These glitches signal danger to your building and increase the risk of an electrical fire breaking out when you least expect it. When you need an electrician, call us anytime.

We are on hand anytime to repair electrical malfunctions and potential risks to your building. Whether it is first thing in the morning or in the dead of night, you can call us for immediate and professional repairs to any of the electrical fixtures in your home or business.

Professional Service

All of our electricians are fully trained and have years of experience that work to your advantage when you choose us for your electrical installation, repair, or maintenance needs. They are licensed and bonded for your protection and have the skills needed to address any electrical issue that you may be facing as the building’s owner.

They also understand that time is of the essence when you reach out to us day or night. Our electricians will respond to your call for help quickly and offer you the fast and friendly services you need to get back to your normal routine without delay.

Do not let your building’s electricity cause you a moment of worry. Give us a call today or visit our website to discover more about our availability of professional electrical services. We are available for new construction electrical installation as well as repairs and maintenance of your electrical fixtures. Please give us a call when searching for an electrician.

Full-service electrical layout, design

Wiring and installation/upgrades

Emergency power solutions (generators)

Virtually any electrical needs you have – just ask!

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Go GREEN with Solar power

Let us show you how to live green and save money.

According to the US Department of Energy, national average electric rates have increased by 5% each year since 1970, and this trend is expected to continue. So if your electric bill is $200 you will be looking at $260-$280 soon.

How does a solar electric system work?

Solar electric, or photostatic (PV), systems generate electricity silently and without any moving parts. The systems consist of solar panels, which create direct current (DC) power from sunlight and convert the direct current power to the alternating current (AC) power that matches the utility grid. A solar electric system sends power into a home by tying directly into its electrical system at the load center or a sub-panel, offsetting the amount of electricity purchased from the utility.

Do panels work in cloudy weather?

Yes, although they produce less electricity. Production estimates for solar electric systems typically take into account 30-year historic weather data from The National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This means that any losses due to weather are already factored in, usually within plus or minus 9% for any given year.

Will a Solar in a Box system work if the utility grid power goes out?

If the grid power goes down, the utility requires that the solar system will shut down. This is to protect utility line workers that will be repairing the grid power lines. The system will automatically shut down if power is out, and it will automatically restart when grid power is turned on.

How much value will a solar electric system add to a home?

According to The Home Appraisal Journal, an energy efficiency improvement like solar will add 20x the first year savings to the value of the home. A solar equipped home will have lower operating costs than a non-solar home.

What about extreme weather conditions, like wind and hail?

Solar in Box systems is built and tested to UL-standards to withstand 125-mph winds and 1″ diameter hail at 50 mph.

What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

Traditional electric grid electricity is primarily generated by burning coal (49%) or natural gas (22%), or at nuclear facilities (19%). The clean power from a 2 kW Ready Solar system will prevent the following pollutants from being released into the atmosphere:

• 89,000 lbs. of CO2, the leading global warming gas.

• 1,000 lbs. of NOx and SO2 which cause smog and acid rain.

• 18 lbs. of fine particulates, which are linked to respiratory illness.

These benefits are the equivalent of:

• Planting .8 acres of trees.

• Offsetting 114,000 miles driven by the average car.

What rebates and incentives are available?

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value. Thanks to the ITC, the average Solar shopper saves thousands of dollars on the cost of going solar in 2020. Many electric utilities have rebates or buy-down programs to reduce the upfront costs of solar. Some state governments pay out rebates directly or give personal tax credits for solar purchases. Rebates and incentives vary by state and utility.

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These days the electrical devices that we use have become technologically advanced and the home needs to keep up these changes as well. For this reason, there are several home electrical systems that cannot support these high powered devices. The best way to counter such a scenario would be to place a circuit breaker replacement. In this way, you will be able to give new life to your aging electrical system and give it the love and care it requires to stay operational. You can upgrade the home circuit and then increase the support capacity of your home to meet your electrical needs without having to risk a fire.

In case, you feel that your home isn’t powered properly, then it is high time that you call our company and schedule an appointment. They will install a circuit breaker at the home within no time and this way, you will be able to keep the home updated and keep it safe.

What do you mean by an Electrical Circuit Overload? How do you prevent it?

In simple terms, the electrical circuit overloads when there is more amperage is transferred through the wires that the circuit can handle. This overload can be a result of corroded, loose or even faulty wiring or connections. For the most part, these circuit overloads are able to draw more power and as a result, it can exceed the outlet’s capacity. For instance, when you plug in a printer into the same outlet as the one the computer is connected to, it might not have enough amperage to support both these devices. As a result, the circuit breaker will trip or the fuse will blow out.

This overloading of the circuit can be avoided and this could prevent electrical fires from taking place. It would be best that you upgrade the outlets so the appropriate electrical capacity can be taken at each region of the home. So, what are you waiting for? Call our company right away and get these circuit breakers installed right away!

Why should you consider setting up Circuit Breaker Replacement?

Enhance security systems as they require quite a lot of current to run and it would be effective in warding off intruders.

Specialty lighting can be set in place such as track, accent, task, mood as well as specialty fixtures.

Appliances that require more outlet plugs can now be supported at home. For instance, now you can consider having the deep freezer that you’ve always wanted.

Additional outdoor electricity, which would add to the landscape and security lighting.

Install an emergency generator as it will continue to power the home in case of a blackout, ice storm or a hurricane.

Set up a home entertainment center, where you can have a DVD player, TV, speakers, VCR and you won’t have to worry about the trip falling or current overload.

These are a few benefits that you will stand to receive if you opt for circuit breaker replacement. So, call our company right away.

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Residential Electrical

Have you been in search of residential services for electrical contracting? If your answer is yes, then you should call our company right away. We specialize in providing residential and commercial electrical contracting. You could say that this is our bread and butter; we certainly know what your electrical needs are and we can provide you the best solutions as well. The most important aspect would be to identify the problem and then prevent electrocution or shocks from taking place.

We have recognized the fact that most homeowners are reluctant to carry out any type of electrical repairs, or for that matter, it is not one of the standard items on the family budget. However, avoiding these issues could prove to be a dangerous choice. Additionally, you will be able to avoid any further damage or danger to the home and family by doing so. This is precisely the reason why we at our company have on offer a variety of financing options recognizing the electrical needs of the homeowners by presenting you with budget-friendly options. This way, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket at the same time you can protect the family all at once.

Why Opt for Residential Services?

Since prevention is always better than cure, it would be a good idea that you take up the services of our company at your earliest convenience to conduct an Electrical Inspection. We extend our services not just for single-family residential services but for multi-unit residential housing as well. The electrical services that are provided include as mentioned earlier, a comprehensive safety inspection along with code updates and repairs. In addition, our company will replace the old wiring and upgrade it to high-grade copper wiring. We install landscape lighting, sauna, hot tub, breaker panels, wiring of appliances, specialized wiring required for the entertainment system and television, emergency backup generators and we take up restoration projects as well.

In short, it means that our company is equipped to handle all your residential electrical needs. So, if you need an electrician to sort out any issue, we are just a call away. You can be sure that your electricians are experienced, skilled and use the best equipment. Additionally, they install and provide high-quality products and services that are sure to put a smile on your face at the same time secure your home and family from any impending electrical danger. You can rest assured when you use our services, we adhere to the electrical codes and laws. This way, we are adept at identifying any violations or problems related to the existing electrical system.

The Residential Services that are extended include:

New outlets
Ceiling fans
Spa and pool circuits
Data and phone lines
Repairs and home inspections
Breakers installation and services
Code violation repairs
Occupancy Inspection Repairs

For all these residential services and more, all you need to do is call our company and set up an appointment right away!

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Energy Saving Lighting Solutions: Conserve Energy in Style

Have you been looking at ways in which you can save energy on lighting solutions? Light timers and dimmers will help you do exactly this and much more. You can get these installed by our company and this would be a great way you can conserve energy. You would be able to drastically bring down your utility costs as well. The benefits don’t end here since this lighting solution could enhance the home lighting system. There are a wide variety of residential light timers and dimmers that you can choose from. In case you count yourself as a person who is picky and choosy, choice or variety will be the least of the issues that you would face when you take up our services.

Here’s a closer look at lighting dimmers and residential light timers, which have been discussed in the following sections.

Lighting Dimmers

For starters, light dimmers are popularly known as rheostats. They provide additional control to the lighting design. In this way, you will be able to save on your electric bills on a monthly basis. If you just twist a knob or push the slider, the light dimmer would be activated. You will have control over the intensity of the lighting in the interior.

When you get light dimmers installed at your home, it will create a more intimate atmosphere. This would be perfect in case you are entertaining and dining or it would be an ideal option to turn up the intensity in order to suit your particular needs or mood. Our company will install this wireless lighting system, which will allow you to have control and access to the lighting intensity with the help of a remote. You could also install outdoor lighting dimmers that are weather-resistant as it will provide greater control over the front porch as well as lighting on the patio. We have a broad selection of dimmers that will be installed by our skilled professional technicians. If you dream about it, we can make it your reality.

Lighting Timers

If you want to give your home a different look altogether, you should think about using lighting timers that would help you exercise control over the home’s lighting design. Our company will make available a number of options that you choose from. Besides that, if you need help to pick out the best one, we will be glad to extend our assistance to you. Another feature that makes this system a great buy is a fact that once it is activated it has a no-movement detector. No motion is detected and it will automatically turn off the lights. This is a great way that you can save on your energy bills and utility costs. You needn’t have to worry about turning lights on or off, you can use the timer instead.

In case, you don’t have an energy-saving lighting solution in place, then it is high time that you call our company and get them installed.

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Power Consumption Meters: It’s Time to Conserve Energy

Have you been thinking about ways in which you can save on the energy bills that you pay? Do you want to reduce the amount of energy consumption at home? Do you want to become more eco-friendly? If your answer is yes, then it is high time that you install a power consumption meter in your home. In this way, you will be able to see how much energy you use per day and you can identify ways in which you can cut back on your energy bill at the same time be more conscious of your surroundings.

Now, if you are wondering how a power consumption meter can help you, continue reading. It would accurately tell you how much energy you have consumed. This device has been designed such that it can read signals from various appliances and then would tell you how much energy each of them would use. This is a crucial factor, to know how much power each of these devices utilizes. If you were to look at the amount of energy that is consumed by certain appliances, you would be astonished. The knowledge that you gain will help you cut back on power consumption and as a result, your energy bills will come down as well. This, in turn, will help the environment since energy won’t be going to waste unnecessarily. It is for this reason that each home should have a power consumption meter that would indicate to homeowners their energy usage habits. The more people who become aware of this the better, as it is the best way to conserve the environment.

Don’t have a power consumption meter installed yet? What are you waiting for? Call our company to get one installed right away. You can start saving money and energy at the same time!

Since power is knowledge, here is a list of devices that would bump up your energy consumption and your power bills:

Top Devices that May Be Spiking Your Energy Consumption:

Electric furnace
Electric oven
Electric clothes dryer
Water heater
Electric heater
Window AC Unit
Air conditioning
Microwave
Dishwasher
Waterbed Heater
Coffee maker
Refrigerator

The appliances that have been listed use a lot of energy. When you use them all the time, it will certainly reflect on energy consumption and result in high energy bills. Now, that you are aware of how much power these appliances use, you will be in a position to use them with more care and caution. Additionally, when you install a power consumption meter, you will know exactly how much power you will be consuming. You can cut back on the use of these appliances. Take care of the fact that you don’t keep these appliances when they are not necessary.

What are you waiting for? Call our company to set up an appointment and install this device in your home.

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Power Conditioners: “The secret to clean power”

Many people are under the impression that uninterrupted power is all that your electronic devices need. You might be in for a surprise because in order to ensure that your devices function smoothly they need a steady supply of clean power. Herein comes the role of a power conditioner. A power conditioner does just that, not only does it ensure clean power supply but also protects your devices from surges and unnecessary noises.

Why should you install a power conditioner?

Unclean power can damage your costly devices
Voltage fluctuations can create irrevocable issues
Valuable data can get corrupted due to dirty power supply
Quick fluctuations can lead to other problems

By getting our company to install a power conditioner at your place, you can safeguard your devices with clean power and be free of issues from surges. This is possible because the conditioner filters the power and ensure that the devices receive power from free of spikes and noise. Installing a power conditioner will help you tide over the following issues:

Protection from brownouts

When power circuits get overloaded the supply of power can be reduced, this scenario is often referred to as brownouts. Lower voltage supplies in such situations can cause serious damage to your devices, It is very important that the power conditioner you install at your place is capable of handling such low voltage situations. Computer users may have to deal with power issues because of brownouts.

Protection from line noise

One other common problem that you may face because of a “dirty power” supply is the line noise. There are different variations of line noise issues like electromagnetic and radio frequency interference  There could be a number of reasons as to why the line noise issue arises like radio transmitters and the functioning of electrical motors. The power conditioner you are planning to install must have the capacity to block these disturbances. Such protection is important as these noises can create problems during data transfers.

Protection from power spikes and surges

These are common issues that you could face as a result of power variations. An electrical spike could be damaging and you may end up having your equipment completely destroyed. An electric surge is shorter-lived than an electric spike. It is also a potential threat to your equipment. The power conditioner that you install will protect your equipment from such issues.

Every household or office premise is always potentially exposed to such threats caused by the supply of dirty power. It is in your best interests to keep your equipment protected by installing a state of the art power conditioner. These devices can offer you much-needed protection and above all give you complete peace of mind. As the wise men say “ Prevention is always better than finding a cure”

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Electrical Shock Prevention: Ensuring Electrical Home Safety

The best way you can ensure that your family will be safe and sound would be to ensure electrical home safety. You will be in a position to prevent shock and fires. The best way you can do this would be to seek the assistance of our company service professionals. You will be able to get a new arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) installed or set in place a ground fault interrupter (GFI). It would help you prevent electrical hazards at your business or home. The AFCI would help differentiate normal current flow from arc faults and this can stop the electricity transfer that would help prevent fires.

Is your home safe from electrical hazards?

In case your home is not safe from electrical hazards, it is high time that you set in place some type of mechanism that would ensure this. In this is largely due to the fact that when electrical hazards exist, they can cause serious injuries, which might go undetected as this might happen silently and you won’t be even aware of the dangers that are lurking in the background. If the statistics are to be believed, more than 400 accidental electrocutions took place in one year alone. Most of these involved items that are used on a daily basis. Therefore, it would be best that these hazards are recognized before they prove to be fatal or cause any serious disability or injury.

Can you get electrocuted at home?

It is quite possible that you can get electrocuted while you are at home. This is because electrocution takes place when the body serves to be a direct path for the current to pass through in order to reach the ground. However, if you install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) at home, then it can prevent electrocution from taking place. The GFCI can detect changes and it can change the electric currents and turn off the power abruptly before the electrocution takes place. The GFCI’s can protect you from being electrocuted. Also, it is best that you use this to secure the bathroom receptacle circuits, kitchen receptacles, garage wall outlets and other crawl spaces or basement places that remain unfinished.

Can electrical fires happen at home?

According to estimates, there are over 165,000 fires that take place due to faulty electrical wiring. One of the main reasons is arching faults, which spark electrical fires. In case, an unwanted arc takes place, then it would generate a high temperature, which would exceed 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This intensity could ignite the surrounding materials such as insulation or wood due to which the fire can spread quickly throughout the home.

You shouldn’t be taking any chances when it comes to the safety of the family. All you have to do is set up an appointment with our company and we will get on the job right away!

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Child Proof Outlets: Ensuring the Safety of Your Children

It goes without saying that childproofing your home is a very important aspect that parents need to keep in mind at all times. It is essential that they install tamper-proof outlets throughout their home. This wouldn’t just protect the child, it can eliminate the scenario when an unsuspecting child tries to tamper with an electrical output. Sticking a foreign object or a finger inside one of these sockets can prove to be a major problem. The child could get burned or shocked. You can reduce this particular risk by making a call to our company and setting up an appointment with them right away!

If your child at risk of injury?

Every year, over 2,400 children sustain injuries that are caused by sticking metal objects into different electrical outlets. Over 95% of these injuries that are sustained involve some type of burns. The severity of these burns could even turn fatal depending on the intensity of the shock sustained. You should keep in mind the fact that even a minor injury could traumatize a child emotionally. Additionally, the child’s skin is very sensitive and thin, which allows very little resistance to heat or electric flow. This is another reason the burn injuries sustained by a child is likely to become a scar when compared to an adult. As per statistics, nearly 70% of these accidents happen while the child is under the supervision of an adult, which means that you need to be vigilant at all times.

How do childproof outlets work?

There are some products that you will find the market that bare the label that they are childproof but they aren’t since they can be hazardous as well. For instance, you can find plastic plugs that can be inserted into the socket, but it can be removed by the child and they could choke on it. Also, you would come across tamper proof outlets, which don’t close completely. The child could insert a metallic piece such as a safety pin and could experience a shock. Additionally, there are some products that need plugs to be screwed in place. This could turn out to be a fire hazard.

You can avoid all these hassles by making a single call to our company and the home will be made childproof right away.

Can the injuries be prevented?

Most of the injuries can be prevented if the proper tamper-proof resistant outlets are set in place. These outlets have been installed in most of the new homes that have been built following 2008, complying with the new electrical norms. However, in case your home is older than that you should consider installing new ones so that you will be in a position to install childproof outlets throughout your home.

Since prevention is always better than cure and now that you know the benefits that you will stand to receive when you childproof your home, it is high time you do so. All you need to do is call our company and set up an appointment right away.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Protect the Family

If you look at the statistics presented by the American Medical Association, nearly 2,100 people fall fatally ill or die due to carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the United States. This is one of the leading causes of death. This tasteless, colorless and odorless gas can be prevented from spreading.

Is your home fortified with detectors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

Since prevention is always better than cure, you should know that when people who become unconscious because of inebriation or fall asleep, they could die even before they show any signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. It depends largely on the level of carbon monoxide present in the atmosphere. You can die within a few hours or for that matter even a few minutes. Therefore, it would be best to place defectors that will alert you and the family in case you are exposed to the risk of being poisoned.

Different sources of carbon monoxide a detector can alarm to:

Carbon monoxide can be found in several home appliances such as the stove, gas range, water heaters, gas dryers, furnaces or wood fireplaces. Apart from that, it can be produced when gas is burnt, exhaust from cars, gas or charcoal grills, flues, clogged chimneys or space heaters where it can build up. Even before you are aware of it, you can find yourself surrounded by toxic air, which will poison you if you inhale it.

Ways in which you can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Install detectors at home. Have at least one detector installed at each level of the home and outside every bathroom.
It would be best if you change the detector’s batteries every 6-12 months.
You should check whether gas equipment has been approved by regulatory bodies.
Get an annual check-up scheduled for gas appliances.
Don’t use any flameless chemical heater while you are indoors or within enclosed spaces. It will burn the gas and would allow the carbon monoxide to build up and reach toxic levels.
You should get experts to repair gas appliances in case they are not properly functional.
Ensure that you open the flue while you enjoy the furnace or fireplace.
Make sure that you don’t use the gas oven to heat your home.
Refrain from running a vehicle, generator or any other fueled motor while you are indoors. Even if you do so in the garage next door, ensure that the fumes exit the area, otherwise, the toxic levels will shoot up.

Symptoms of smoke poisoning

The first signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include feeling like you have the flu without a fever.

Signs to watch out for:

Lightheadedness
Dizziness
Sleepiness
Fatigue
Headaches
Nausea
Chest pain
Food poisoning
Irregular breathing
Shortness of breath

There are various ways in which you can monitor the danger levels of the presence of carbon monoxide presence at the home, which can be traced by a detector.

Therefore it would be a great idea to install smoke detectors at home or at businesses. All you need to do is call our company and get them installed right away!

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Surge Protectors: It’s better to be Prepared

Do you know that the lifespan of your electronics and home appliances can be shortened due to a power surge? This could cost you a lot of money since they don’t come cheap. This is exactly the reason you should get our company to protect all these valuable items. In most cases, people believe that a few power strips would serve to be more than enough to protect the entire house from a power surge. However, this is not necessarily true as they aren’t able to provide much protection against them.

What causes a power surge?

Now, you must be wondering about the reason behind power surges. It can be due to lightening or as a result of the problems related to the utility equipment used, large appliances that have an on and off cycling power, power lines that are down as well as faulty wiring. These are a few reasons that result in power surges.

What are the risks involved?

Coming to the risks involved, most electronic items or appliances have a microprocessor. When a surge takes place these microprocessors would be at risk. This means that items such as the computers, televisions, washers, ovens, refrigerators, telephones, microwaves, dryers and alarm systems use this. All it would take to protect these items all at one time would be to install a house surge protector. If a surge does take place, you won’t have to lose a lot of money, just because you were ill-equipped.

Can a single home surge protector safeguard an entire house?

In case you don’t have a home surge protector already, it would be a wise decision to install one. The next time there is an electrical surge at home, you will be in a position to tackle it without any hassle. When you get a complete surge protector for your home you will be able to protect the power lines, cables and the telephones, all at once.

What are the benefits that you stand to receive when you install a whole house surge protector?

The first benefit that you will stand to gain when you install this is the fact that you can save both time and money. This is because you will no longer have to call in an electrician to replace damaged microprocessors every time a surge occurs. So, you can sit back and relax and need not worry about what would happen to your electronic goods and appliances.

The next advantage that you will receive is the fact that you would now be at an advantage if you put your house up for sale. This is because prospective homeowners would be interested to invest in a home that is energy efficient as well as resistant to power surges. In this way, the market value of the home would shoot up. This in itself is a home protection system that can serve to be a huge cost saver as well.

In case, you don’t have surge protectors installed, call our company right away to get one!

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Motion Sensors: Simplify

Have you been on the lookout for solutions that would simplify things? In that case, it is high time that you get motion sensors. These sensors would enable light to turn on whenever any sort of motion is detected and it would automatically turn off when this motion ceases. Therefore, you can say that this can serve to be a useful tool that would be helpful with outdoor security lighting, bathrooms, board rooms as well as in the break rooms. These room occupancy sensors would help you save on money and energy at the same time.

If you want to get this system installed right away, call our company to make an appointment. Our team of electrical contractors and electricians will extend 24/7 support whenever you need it. We provide maintenance, installation as well as repair services to domestic and commercial customers. When you call us, you can be confident that we will provide you with cost-effective and professional electrical services. If you send out a request for our assistance, we will respond immediately to both domestic and commercial services.

Why our company should install the motion sensors for you?

You must be wondering why you should opt for our company over other services, right? Well, you should get in touch with us since we don’t just extend innumerable services, we provide you with solutions as well. We acknowledge the customer’s needs and we are always prepared to take on a challenge and give the customer the attention they require. Additionally, we will help you out in making decisions related to the need for electrical upgrades and improvements when and where they are required. Moreover, we will help you look at options that would help you save on energy bills and conserve energy.

You can rely on our company to provide you with all the information required to make these important decisions. We value our association with you and we will suggest the best possible method to tackle a particular situation. We would also take care of your domestic as well as commercial electrical needs.

Domestic Services Extended

At our company, we know that it could seem to be a daunting task to identify as well as solve simple electrical problems related to your home. This is precisely the reason we extend comprehensive solutions that will take care of all your electrical needs at home. We will provide you with all the resources and information required to make an informed decision that will suit you best.

Commercial Services Extended

Our company extends comprehensive solutions for commercial services as well. You will be well informed about the options that are open to you and take advantage of them accordingly. We have categorized all the services and products in the form of a catalog that you can glance through to know more about the services that we extend.

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Standby Generators: Be Prepared

What would you do if there was a power outage? Imagine you are right in the middle of a heatwave or a snowstorm? Are you prepared to tackle it in an efficient manner? In case you don’t have an effective solution yet, it is high time that you get some power backup; in other words a generator. So, you needn’t worry about whether you and the family would have to bear the scorching heat or bear the bitter cold. Either way, you should have some other kind of power backup that would help you sail through this period. Apart from that, you can get a peaceful and goodnight’s sleep keeping in mind the fact that your home security system is completely operational. Also, you won’t have to worry about the food in your refrigerator getting spoiled or your computer crashing. Therefore, the most fitting solution to your current problem would be to get a standby generator, which will extend the uninterrupted power supply.

All you need to do is to call and set up an appointment with our company and our professional electricians will be on the job right away. Apart from that, we will arrange to set up an inspection such that the installation of the standby generator keeping in mind all the local rules and regulations.

Generator Tips

If you are able to operate standby generators in a proper manner, it would certainly help keep you and your family safe. However, you need to exercise caution that you don’t injure yourself or meet with an accident because of handling the generator in the wrong way. Here are a few tips that would help keep you safe and sound at the same time it will help you run the generator in the right way whenever it is required.

Ensure that you read and follow the instructions given in the instruction manual.

Operate the generator only when you are outdoors.

Set up a carbon monoxide detector outside the bedrooms.

Keep in mind the wattage limitation of the generator and don’t exceed the limit.

Make sure that proper connections are made in the generator. In case you won’t be able to make a claim for homeowner insurance in case an accident takes place.

In case, the generator is cracked or if there is a leakage in oil, gas or fuel or any other fuel, do not use it as it can be dangerous.

Always unplug the generator when it is not in use, as it can protect you from serious danger.

Ensure that you have a stockpile of fuel that would be enough in case a power outage takes place.

You should run the generator regularly so that you can ensure that it operates well.

Protect it from dust, dirt, and moisture.

Don’t use contaminated or stale gasoline.

Place the generator only on flat surfaces.

Now that you know about the various benefits of using a home standby generator, call our company to get one installed right away!

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Do you come across frequent electrical issues in your home? Do you feel your electrician is quite expensive? Electricians charge you money even for a minor electrical issue. Most of the electrical issues in your house are minor. You can resolve it on your own if you have proper knowledge about electrical connectivity, diagnosis, and troubleshooting. On the other hand, if you aren’t aware of electrical issues, it is always better to seek the help of an expert electrician. As you read on, you can get to know the most common electrical issues and tips for resolving them on your own, provided you have minimal electrical knowledge.

Blown Fuses: Blown fuse is the most common issue that you might across in your house. A fuse is the thick metal strip in a circuit, which allows the current to pass through it. When too much of current flows through the fuse, the metal strip starts melting down. As a result, the current turns off. Usually, there are three types of fuses Plug and Type S fuses, cartridge fuses and time-delay fuses. When you replace the fuse, make sure to replace it with a fuse of the same type and rating. Never use a fuse that has a higher rating than the existing one. Before changing the blown fuse, you need to shut off the main power supply. Then replace the blown fuse with a new one, place it back on the circuit and then switch it on.

Switches: Are you facing issues with certain switches in your house? Electricians can easily resolve an issue related to switches. If the electrician isn’t in your reach, you can replace the switch yourself. Basically there are three types of switches single-pole, a three-way switch, and dimmer switches. Before you purchase a new switch, you need to go through the information printed back of it. Make sure that it is of the same voltage and ampere as that of the previous one back in your home. Before you start any electrical work, always make sure to switch off the main power supply.  In addition to that make use of tester in order to make sure that the circuit is dead. Then replace the new switch in the same manner as the previous switch was.

Diagnosing the electrical issue: Your ability to diagnose the issue can be helpful to you and even the electrician to troubleshoot it easily. Over the phone, if you inform the electrician about the actual electrical issue in your home, the electrician can come prepared with the tools and other accessories that are needed. The most common issues in houses are short circuit, overload, and faulty connections. The overload circuit ends up in a blown fuse. As more numbers of appliances or lamps are turned on, the wiring gets overheated and the fuse blows off. A short circuit happens when the bare hot wire gets in contact in bare grounded or neutral wire.  Once you diagnose the issue you can resolve it appropriately. So, even if you aren’t in reach of an electrician, you can resolve a few minor electrical issues on your own.  If there is an electrician nearby then you may prefer getting the issue resolved by the electrician.

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Hire the best electrician

Electricity is an essential need for every home. Proper wiring and supply ensure safety which reflects on the efficiency of the electrical appliances.  It is usual that electrical failures occur and you may need to restore the cabling or wiring to enhance supply. But it is not advised to handle electric repairs on your own as the danger is greater. You must employ an electrician who is well experienced to solve the issues effectively.

Choosing a good electrician is a challenging task. You have to know his business background and experience, customer feedback and finally the service cost. You don’t want an electrician who does messy work and takes your money. So it is important to do an extensive search and gather enough information before you hire an electrician.

A well-trained electrician can handle any electrical issues with great care and safety. You may ask the technician about the school where he earned the training and how the course helped him at work. You can also inquire how long he has been in business and know the current status of his profession. You should not employ an electrician who hesitates to present his credentials. It is always safe to engage a professional one for completing the job. Since electrical repairs cost a great deal of money, it is wise not to trust technicians who refuse to prove their credibility.

The experience and reputation of the company to which the electrician belongs are not enough to judge his service. You should know whether his service has satisfied the customers. So ask your friends and neighbors about their experience with the electrician you plan to hire. If they praise them, then it is a good start to delegate your household repairs to them. Conversely, if you get negative feedback, then you must stay away from those technicians.

Getting references from your friends and family is a good idea to find a technician with good service quality. You may also approach electrical stores or companies and get their recommendations. You can find their numbers in your phone book and call them to get 3 or 4 references. Before making any decision, conduct interviews and ask about their fees and charges. This way, you will get a clear idea of their services and charges.

Another easy way is to go through the reviews online. Customers who are not satisfied with the service will probably come online and post their reviews. So without asking other people, you can read the feedbacks sitting in your home and make decisions.  After hiring the technician, discuss your requirements. You should know how he is going to solve it and how long will it take to restore the connection. Having an overall idea about the time of completion and the amount of effort required for the job will help you estimate the approximate cost of the job.

Considering all these tips, you will be able to hire a good technician for your household and get the best service with your money.

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Tips to find a good electrician

You should be very careful while selecting an electrician for your home. A small mistake in electrical works can invite serious accidents. A small short circuit can cause danger to your life and property. Make sure that you choose the best electrician. The electricians will help you to choose the right materials for wiring, which will provide you complete safety. There are many electricians. It is not an easy task to choose the best electrician. Here are some tips to select a good electrician.

The first and foremost thing is where to find the electrician. There are many options from which you can choose. The best option is to ask your family or friends who had electrical work done recently. They will have the number and contact details of the electrician who assisted them. Make sure that you choose that electrician only if your friend was satisfied with his work.  If you don’t get such an option, you can go to the yellow pages. The directory will offer you the number of almost all the electricians in your locality. You can ask for a referral from an electrical shop. They can give you good suggestions. The internet offers you a wider opportunity to select the best professionals. If you are doing the basic electrical works for your new home, make sure that you choose a good professional, because the first wiring has a lot to do with the durability of all appliances in your home.

Once you find an electrician, have a detailed discussion with him about your requirements. Make sure that he has an electrical license. This will prove that the electrician is well educated and has practical knowledge in handling electrical jobs. In addition to this, be sure to ask about their professional experience. It is better to choose a person with good experience. You should also make it a point to ask about the insurance. The insurance policy should cover accident claims. If not, you will have to bear the cost of treatment in case of any accidents. In a normal case, most people with a license will have insurance also. You can also ask them for references. This will help you make sure the quality of the electrician you hire. This is especially necessary when you hire an electrician directly from the internet.

Once all these criteria are satisfied you can choose the electrician. You can also discuss the cost. There is nothing wrong with spending a little on hiring a quality electrician. Have a detailed discussion about your needs and requirements. They will also assist you in buying the best products and installing them correctly. You should also ask about the safety measures while the electrician is working. You can also stay in contact with electrician even after the work is completed. This will help you to readily solve your questions related to electrical works in your home at any time.

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Safety measures for electrical work at home

You can fix simple electrical work without seeking the help of an electrician. It is always good to follow certain safety measures which will make the electrical work much easier. It is good to label the panels because it will be helpful at times of power issue. If you are working on the panels there are certain items that are required like a multimeter, a drop light, etc. All the lights should be turned off. The drop light should be connected to an outlet. The entire breaker should be checked until the light goes off. You can check whether everything has power by using a multimeter. Often certain bulbs break within the sockets and it will be difficult to repair it. The first step is to switch off the power from the panel to the light. You can wear a goggle to protect yourself from a broken piece of glass. You can use pliers and put it into the broken bulb and slowly unscrew the bulb carefully. You should be very careful that the socket should not get damaged while unscrewing the bulb. Many new and modern types of light fittings are available in the market. A sales associate will be able to provide you the correct direction to select the correct fixtures that suit your home. Certain magazines are able to provide you the tips to select the correct fittings and fixtures. For further ideas, you can seek the help of an interior designer. You will be able to get a clear idea about the requirements if you live in the home for a short period.

Electrical wiring is another important task that one has to undergo while doing this work. Wiring connections is a must of all circuit connections and connecting cords. The right tool can be very helpful while doing the wiring. All electrical connections have a certain outlet and a breaker. A cutting knife or a cutting tool can be used to take out the inner wire. The wire should be scored between the conductors. The insulation should not be nicked while cutting the wire. The excess sheathing can be trimmed by using cutting pliers. Dryer cord installation can be easily done by following these methods. The connection board should be uncovered before installing the dryer cord. The cover plate should be removed and for this, you require a nut driver set. The screw should be turned counterclockwise to remove it. You can also replace the heating element of your oven. The correct model number is required to get the right bake element. The model number is available at the bottom of the drawer. It is usually stated on a silver tag. The oven shelves should be removed in order to detect the damaged bake element. The element can be taken out by slowly removing the screws which are at the bottom of the oven. You can use a nosed plier to pull the wire of a bake element. After removing the wire you can remove the old element and replace it with a new one.

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Electrical Updates

What you thought was up to date will become an older model. This is precisely the reason you should always try to stay in the loop when changes take place in the technologically advanced world that we live in. Change has become a part of our lives and the same goes for the appliances as well as the home. This is exactly the reason you need to make sure that the necessary electrical updates and improvements are made at your home or business. This way you can be safe and secure.

There are several benefits that you will get when you decide to do electrical updates. You will be able to increase the standard and the status of the home. For any type of upgrades or improvements, you can call our company right away! We will send a certified electrician to look at the property and make sure that everything is in order. All you need to do is call for an appointment right away.

Why keep up your property with electrical updates?

As mentioned earlier you will be privy to a number of benefits that include and are not restricted to:

Transform space: When you opt for improving or upgrading the light fixtures at the home, you will be able to brighten up an otherwise dull and lifeless room.

Save money and conserve energy: Yes, you can save a lot of money when you switch over to clean and renewable forms of energy. In this way, you can help save the environment at the same time save money on the electricity bill as well.

Increase and enhance security: When you upgrade the lighting at home, you will be able to make sure that your family and the home are safe. You also have the option of controlling the lighting with dimmers as well as motion sensors. This will light up your home just the way you want it.

Increases safety: When you get a safety check done by one of our electricians, you will be sure that the home is safe. Besides these electric upgrades will help you prevent the event of electrocution, shock, code correction among other functions.

Professional installation as well as maintenance: It’s not enough to have the upgrades or the installation done and forget all about it. Things don’t work that way. However, when you utilize the services of our company, you will be in a position to get electricians to install appliances such as water heaters, fans, saunas among other electrical devices.

Now, that you are aware of the various benefits that you will be able to receive when you opt for upgrades and improvements, you should get them done immediately. So, what are you waiting for? Call our company right away!

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Wiring Upgrades: Just to Be on the Safe Side

Do you have a home that is quite old? In that case, you should think about calling our company to check out your home wiring. We will be able to help you with electrical wiring and upgrades. This will enhance and increase the security and safety of your home. In this way, you will be able to avoid any type of electrical wiring hazards.

Why do you need to get wiring upgrades done?

If you think about it, how do the lights come to life, or how does the TV power on or how can the refrigerator keep things cold? For the most part, people think that this is possible since the wiring is intact, but this might not be necessarily true. It is because there are times when a house that is over 40 years old might need an electrical wiring upgrade. Otherwise, you should think about getting an upgrade to meet the power requirements of the family. However, you may want to shy away from this as it can be expensive and come across as messy. But, you needn’t worry as our company will be able to plan this change over in an effective manner that would cause minimum disruptions and it could, in turn, increase the value of the home as well.

What are the different safety issues regarding old wiring?

The first thing that you should keep in mind about old wiring is the fact that it can cause residential fires. These chances are multiplied as the home ages. Apart from that, you should remember that the materials that the wire insulation is made out of can deteriorate over time. Call our company and get an inspection done. In this way, the electrician would be in a position to tell you if you whether you require rewiring to be done or not. Some of the warning signs that you need to pay attention to are as follows:

Fuse blows or breakers trip repeatedly

You get a tingling sensation if you touch appliances

Lights flicker or dim

Persistent burning smell from appliance or room

Sparking, warm or discolored outlets

Ungrounded outlets in the house

When there is no ground fault circuit wiring outlet in the bathroom, kitchen or any other surface which is exposed to moisture.

Another reason you should think about getting your wiring upgraded is that you may be able to pay a lower premium. So, what are you waiting for? Call our company right away.

When do you need for power increases?

If you look at the standard amps used by a house, it is about 60 amps. However, when you are using flat-screen TVs, air conditioners, gadgets or other computer equipment, then it would need more amps. Plus, you might think of this as an inconvenience as you might damage electronics that are sensitive. This is reason enough to call our company and upgrade your wiring, right away!

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Electrical Panel Upgrades

In case you have been putting off getting electrical panel upgrades, you shouldn’t wait any longer. It could put you and your family in danger. This is precisely the reason you need to get an electrical upgrade done by our company. Our technicians will be able to take a closer look at your home electrical system and at the same time help curb any potential electrical hazards.

Another aspect that you need to take stock of is the fact that most homes have an average age of 35 years. This means that the electrical system could require upkeep since it is getting old. Most of these homes were built before the modern-day gadgets and appliances were invented. Therefore, there is a possibility that the electrical circuit might not be able to take the load anymore, which could cause further problems.

There are a few questions that could be indicators that the home electrical system might be running into trouble:

Do the lights at home flicker?

Do the breakers trip constantly?

Does the fuse blow out regularly?

Can you hear a crackling noise above the panel box?

Do the electrical service conductors overheat?

Have you added a hot tub or sauna to the home?

Do you use 100 amp or 60 amp electrical service?

Do you require more outlets?

Did your homeowner insurance mandate an electrical upgrade?

Do you have multiple extension cords?

Do the electrical machines work on full or less power?

Do you require a surge generator?

Are the outlets not grounded?

Do you require power surge arrestors?

These are a few questions that you should ask yourself. In case this sounds too technical to you, all you need to do is call our company and we will send our experts to your home or business. Our foremost priority is the safety of you and your family. We will conduct a comprehensive check that will look into all aspects and assure that you will be able to make all the corrections that need to be made. You can be sure that we will help you meet all the electrical codes and the necessary upgrades that your home needs to comply with. Apart from that, we promote the optimal functioning of the electrical system to eliminate electrical hazards. We advise you to make these necessary upgrades. We are just a phone call away, so what are you waiting for?

Another thing that you should keep in mind is the fact that these electrical upgrades will help you ensure that the electrical system can meet the energy needs of the family. Plus, if you live at a home that is quite old, it would be best that you get a comprehensive evaluation done. When you have all the necessary upgrades, you won’t have to worry about any electrical emergency. Call our company right away to get your upgrades done right away.

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Circuit Breaker Replacements

These days the electrical devices that we use have become technologically advanced and the home needs to keep up these changes as well. For this reason, there are several home electrical systems that cannot support these high powered devices. The best way to counter such a scenario would be to install a circuit breaker replacement. In this way, you will be able to give a new life to your aging electrical system and give it the love and care it requires to stay operational. You can upgrade the home circuit and then increase the support capacity of the home to meet your electrical needs without having to risk a fire.

If you feel that your home isn’t powered properly, it is high time that you call our company to schedule an appointment. They will install a circuit breaker in your home in no time. This way, you will be able to keep your home updated and safe.

What do you mean by an Electrical Circuit Overload? How do you prevent it?

In simple terms, the electrical circuit overloads when there are more amps being transferred through the wires that the circuit can handle. This overload can be a result of corroded, loose or even faulty wiring or connections. For the most part, these circuit overloads are able to draw more power and as a result, it can exceed the outlet’s capacity. For instance, when you plug in a printer into the same outlet as the one the computer is connected to, it might not have enough amperage to support both these devices. As a result, the circuit breaker will trip or the fuse will blow out.

This overloading of the circuit can be avoided and this could prevent electrical fires from taking place. Therefore, it would be best that you upgrade the outlets so the appropriate electrical capacity can be taken at each region of the home. So, what are you waiting for? Call our company right away and get these circuit breakers installed right away!

Why should you consider setting up Circuit Breaker Replacement?

Enhance security systems as they require quite a lot of current to run and it would be effective in warding off intruders.

Specialty lighting can be set in place such as track, accent, task, mood as well as specialty fixtures.

Appliances that require more outlet plugs can now be supported at home. For instance, now you can consider having the deep freezer that you’ve always wanted.

Additional outdoor electricity, which would add to the landscape and security lighting.

Install an emergency generator as it will continue to power the home in case of a blackout, ice storm or a hurricane.

Set up a home entertainment center, where you can have a DVD player, TV, speakers, VCR and you won’t have to worry about a current overload.

These are a few benefits that you will stand to receive if you opt for circuit breaker replacement. So, call our company right away.

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Dedicated Circuits: Home as a System

For the most part, people don’t consider the home as a system. This serves to be the root of the problem for most issues. It is precisely this reason that problems related to the electrical system of the home arise since most homeowners are not aware of the importance as well as the interdependence of this system. However, you needn’t worry since our company can help you out in this aspect. They will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home’s electrical system and let you know if there are any problems. What are you waiting for? Call our company right away.

What do you mean by a Dedicated Circuit?

In simpler words, the electricity that enters the home first goes through the fuse box or the circuit breaker box. Inside the fuse/circuit breaker box you will find individual circuits. They feed various sections of the business or home. Each of these circuits is protected by either a fuse or a breaker. The outlets for small appliances need a 15 amp circuit. You will be able to find outlets that fall under the mid-range item such as toasters and hair dryers that consume about 20 amps. The heavy machines like clothes dryers take up 30-50 amps dedicated circuits. For safety purposes, certain heavy and medium-duty appliances need their own circuits which are also known as dedicated circuits.

Now, that you are aware of what a dedicated circuit is as well as its function, it would be a good idea to call our company and set up an appointment right away. In this way, you can operate the home or business safely.

Here is a list of appliances that require dedicated circuits:

Electric range
Refrigerator
Freezer
Microwave
Dishwasher
Wall oven
Electric dryer
Toaster
Garbage disposal
Kitchen countertop
Space heater
Furnace
Clothes washer
Water heater
Garage door opener
Blow dryer
Air conditioning unit
Central vacuum
Sauna

Whenever you install any heavy-duty electrical appliance, it requires its own dedicated system along with an appropriate circuit breaker and size wire. The size of the circuit breaker and the wire would be dependent on whether the electrical appliance can take up either 120 or 240 volts.

What will happen if you don’t get the right dedicated circuits?

If you fail to install the appropriate dedicated circuit, it is quite likely that the appliance will draw more current than it can actually handle. This, in turn, would cause the wiring to overheat and the insulation around the wire would meltdown. When the insulating barrier has broken down or melted, the current won’t be confined and it could ignite that could cause an electrical fire. However, the circuit breakers would sense the excess flow of the current and it will help stop the surge. In case you notice that the circuit breaker constantly trips then you should call our company right away.

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Specialty Receptacles: Making the Connection

Often referred to as outlets, electrical receptacles are used as a connection between electrical devices and systems. Regardless of the type of receptacle that you are in need of, you will be able to find plenty of choices to choose from. You can go for the duplex receptacle, childproof receptacle, 240-volt receptacle or a GFCI receptacle, which are often considered specialty receptacles.

Are you in need of new specialty receptacles?

The first question that is likely to cross your mind is whether you need new outlets or not. Looking at the various benefits, you will be able to plug in multiple appliances all at the same time from the basement, kitchen, bathroom or garage. In this way, you will be able to allow the electricity to flow from these outlets easily. Apart from that, you can avoid the hazardous and inconvenient cords spread across your home. Also, you can protect the home from electrical fires, prevent someone from getting electrocuted or you can childproof your home in this way. Additionally, you can use these outlets wherever you need them.

Are these outlets dangerous to use?

If the receptacles become broken or damaged, then they can be a threat. However, if you take care of them appropriately, you will be able to avoid any electrical shock or fire. There are several fires every year because the unit was not plugged in properly. Also, keep in mind that if you use the receptacles frequently then they can deteriorate. You need to be aware that the outlets can overheat and this could cause sparks. This could be a sign of faulty wiring or poor internal connections. The best way to avoid and prevent any sort of damage would be to call our company right away. We will replace the deteriorated, damaged or malfunctioning outlets to guard against electrocution and electrical fires.

Some of the types of specialty outlets that are available are:

120-volt receptacles or duplex wall outlets are used as conventional plugs. You can place one over the other while they are connected and then use breakers that can be controlled by a single wall switch.

Outdoor receptacles or soffit receptacles can be used for power tools, holiday lighting, lawn or fountain equipment. These outlets are protected well against outside elements.

Ground fault circuit interrupters can be used in areas such as the garage, bathroom, kitchen where the likelihood of sustaining a shock is higher.

Tamper-resistant outlets are ideal for childproofing the home.

Floor outlets can be used in the middle of the room to plug a lamp, computer or other electrical devices.

These are a few benefits that you will stand to receive if you use specialty receptacles. Call our company right away!

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Exhaust Fan Installations: the Key to the Home’s Ventilation System

If you think about it, you will realize that home is more like a system. Therefore, ventilation is an integral part of it. It goes without saying that exhaust fans are also an integral component of the home. The first benefit you would receive when you install one of them is the fact that they can remove unpleasant odors. Apart from that they can un-fog mirrors and at the same time create a pleasant temperature as well.

It would be safe to say that when you use bathroom exhaust fans, they can be put to multiple uses. For one, they can exhaust the air, provide overhead lighting as well as provide an extra source of cold or heat, whenever it is required. You can use exhaust fans conveniently and they are available in several sizes, which would be ideal to fit various spaces. The idea of installing a bathroom exhaust would be an ideal option for a bathroom that has no windows giving the bathroom better ventilation. What are you waiting for? Call our company and get an exhaust fan installed right away. We will ensure that the exhaust fan will suit your space perfectly and give you optimal performance.

Do you need an Exhaust fan?

The first question that is sure to cross your mind is whether you need an exhaust fan or not.  For starters, if you opt for one in the bathroom, it will draw the moisture out of that room. It is highly undesirable that moisture builds up in the bathroom for various reasons. It can dampen the air and as a result, the paint or wallpaper may begin to peel. Apart from that, the doors could wrap, wooden floors could bow, mold and mildew can grow.

Why should you hire professionals to get it installed?

You need to keep in mind that if the installation process is not carried properly, it could cause several problems in the future. If the exhaust fan is not installed properly, you won’t notice it since most of it is hidden behind the fan and ceiling. If the moisture from the air slowly dissipated and seeps into the attic and then condenses on the wood surface of the attic, it could damage the floor. This is because the condensation process that would take place over a period of time would cause wood rot or lead to mold. Additionally, fans that are vented through the roof can be properly sealed allowing you to stop any leak or seepage.

Now, that you are aware of the various benefits that you stand to receive when if you install exhaust fans, call our company right away!

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We fix broken Toilets – Your Local Plumber

San Antonio toilet repairs work on all brands and models toilets such as Kohler, Delta, Norweco, Whirlpool, Oster and many more. If your toilet system is not flushing properly, over flows or you have any other issues with it, simply call our toll free number and we will take care of your toilet problem. We are available 24/7 for your San Antonio toilet repairs.

Our Toilet repairs areas include all of San Antonio and the surrounding areas:

The information below is designed to provide how to increase the efficiency of your toilet system and use them in the most effective way, so that will save you money. It is posted with the understanding that we are not offering advice that you do it yourself. If expert assistance is required, the services of competent toilet repairs technicians are available 24/7 at our toll free phone number.

Fixing a Leaky or Run-On Toilet

Tankball or Flapper Toilet Valve

If after you flush the toilet, the water keeps running until you wiggle the flush handle up and down, the problem is probably with the linkage between the flush handle and toilet tank ball. Or you could have a bad toilet flapper valve or tankball. The two following sections can help you fix the toilet problem.

Fixing or replacing a toilet tank ball

The toilet tank ball is screwed on the end of a short rod that’s held in place by an arm protruding from the overflow tube in the center of the toilet tank. The flush lever attaches the tank ball rod with another rod that slips over the end of the tank ball rod. As you push the flush lever, the toilet tank ball is pulled up.

The tank ball is hollow and filled with air, so as soon as it’s pulled out of the drain in the bottom of the toilet tank, it rises to the water level in the tank. But when the drain opens, the tank empties and the tank ball settles back into ball seat, which is connected to the outlet pipe that leads to the toilet bowl.

To allow this open-close cycle to complete, the tank ball rod and the flush lever rod need to be in alignment. If the toilet tank ball isn’t falling properly into the drain, try bending the rods a bit until the tank ball moves up and down without catching on anything.

To fix a sticking toilet tank ball, follow these steps:

1.  Reach into the tank and pull up on the tank ball rod.

The rod and tank ball should slide up and down easily and drop straight down into the outlet pipe. Note where the tank ball hangs up.

2.  Bend the toilet tank ball rod and the flush lever rod until the tank ball works freely.

3.   If the toilet tank ball doesn’t drop directly into the outlet pipe, use a screwdriver to loosen the set screw that holds the guide arm.

4.    Move the assembly back and forth until the tank ball falls directly into the outlet pipe.

Check your work by flushing the toilet and making sure that the toilet tank refills.

5.   If the toilet tank ball falls into the outlet pipe but doesn’t completely stop the water flow, you may have to replace the toilet tank ball.

To replace the toilet tank ball, do the following:

1.   Check that the ball seat opening (which the flapper valve falls into) is clean. If you see deposits on the seat, clean it with fine steel wool.

2.   Unscrew the tank ball from the end of the tank ball rod and get a replacement.

Take a close look at the toilet tank ball and flush lever rods. These parts can corrode over time. These parts are inexpensive, so take the old tank ball and rods with you to the store and get replacement parts that match. If you can’t get the toilet tank ball to fall into the outlet pipe and stop the water flow, buy a flapper-type tank ball. Remove the old toilet tank ball by unscrewing it from the end of the brass rod. Install the replacement by following the manufacturer’s directions.

Call your San Antonio Plumber for more info. For professional help call us