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Safety and holiday lighting

A leisurely drive through any neighborhood will tell you people are lighting up their homes—inside and out—more than ever with Halloween decorations. And as soon as the goblins come down, the turkeys and snowmen will be taking their place. Don’t get me wrong, I love the occasional fun-size candy bar or pumpkin pie, but this time...

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Knob-and-tube wiring

Homes built in the 1950s or earlier are loaded with charm and character, but what’s not so inviting about older homes is their electrical systems. This month I’d like to talk about old knob-and-tube wiring. If your house was built before 1950, it most likely operates on this method of wiring. The two biggest problems with knob-and-tube...

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Summer electrical safety

Summer wouldn’t be summer without the welcome sounds of splashing. Now’s the time to take the plunge into your favorite swimming pool, hot tub or spa. Before you do, it’s a good idea to be aware of the risks. When skin is wet—or surrounding surfaces such as the grass or pool deck are wet—there is a risk for...

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Giving back in deed

As electricians, we get satisfaction from solving problems for our customers, ensuring their safety and fixing what’s wrong. We take the same direct, hands-on approach with our charitable pursuits. Over the years, we’ve chosen charities that are close to home—and close to our hearts. In May, our staff sponsored 121 flags for the...

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Free electrical inspection

May is Electrical Safety Month. We’re celebrating by offering homeowners free electrical safety inspections (a $457 value) all month long. Electricity is one of those things people take for granted, until something goes wrong. However, many potentially dangerous issues can be easily prevented. During a comprehensive inspection, our...

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