Articles Showing articles written by: Bill Streb Owner, Streb Electric

Is your electric panel at risk?

People don’t often think of electricity as having moving parts, but it’s constantly flowing through your home. The heart pumping the flow is your electrical panel. Since the panel is usually located in the basement, over the years it can be impacted by heat and cool temps, as well as moisture, which can cause corrosion and rust...

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Easy install USB outlets

Homes keep getting smarter. As our customers have come to rely on their smart phones and tablets more and more, we’ve been installing USB-enabled outlets to keep up with them. This is a regular electrical outlet that also has two USB ports. Perfect for a bedroom, kitchen, living room or any place you like to charge your devices, this...

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Outdoor electric safety

With the weather finally turning summery, I hope homeowners think about the state of their exterior electricity before firing up the edgers or trimmers. First, it’s important to make sure all of your outlets are GFI, or ground fault interrupter, protected. This prevents you from getting an electrical shock, especially if there’s any water...

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Electrical red flags

May is Electrical Safety Month, a good time to take pause and ask yourself how safe your home is. Since most of your electrical system is located behind your walls and outlets, sometimes you can’t see potential hazards. Do you have lights that occasionally blink on or off? Is there an outlet that feels warm to the touch? These might be red...

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Stay safe and secure with an electrical safety inspection

With winter storms wreaking havoc recently, we’ve seen a greater demand for whole-house power surge protection. Modern appliances have become more digitally controlled and are susceptible to damaging surges. Power surges are caused by several factors. They can originate within the home, when large appliances switch on and off and throw...

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