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3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Regular Maintenance For Its Electrical System

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Most homeowners know that they should have a professional contractor out to their home to inspect their electrical work at least once a year. But if you own a business, the electrical system can sometimes be easy to overlook with the million other things you have to do as the business owner on a daily basis. For best results, you should be getting one or more electrical contractors out to your company at least once a year if not more often to help keep your electrical system in good shape.…

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Why Plugging A Dozen Cords Into Two Outlets Is A Bad Idea

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Everyone does it, especially when it comes to the entertainment “wall” in your living room or den. You have cords for a TV, a Blu-Ray player, two to four gaming systems, and a sound system. You may have lots of other cords for lots of other entertainment devices. However much stuff you have to entertain yourself, your family, and your friends, you have cords to go with them. The scary part is, you probably have all of those cords plugged into a two-plug outlet using a multi-plug converter, extension cords with several plug-in ports, or power strips with six or more outlets.…

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3 Reasons To Buy A Standby Generator Instead Of A Portable Generator

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If your power goes out, having a portable generator can be very handy. However, if you are trying to prepare for future power outages, you should know that there is a better option for you to look into than just buying a portable generator: buying a standby generator. These are a few reasons why this can be a much better choice. 1. It’ll Start Up On Its Own One big thing that many people like about standby generators is the fact that they can start up and begin working to power your home all on their own.…

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Moved To A New Office? Find A Good Commercial Electrician

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  Moving office is a big deal at all fronts, including electrical. And here we are not just talking about plug and switch issues. There is a whole range of electrical installations to consider: New outlets, lighting, power back-up system, structured cabling for telephone and internet services etc. Then there are services such as maintenance, early warning systems, emergency services etc. How do you go about finding the right commercial electrician for the job?…

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New Homeowner's Introduction To Electrical Problems

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As a homeowner, one of the potentially scariest problems you might encounter is a malfunction within your electrical system. Electrical problems are not something to be taken lightly, because they can lead to severe situations such as electrical fires. The only way to really avoid some of the severity of these dangers is to be able to recognize problems early and know how to respond while you’re waiting for an electrician.…

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5 Common Mistakes When You DIY Your Electrical Repairs

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There are so many improvements you can easily do to your home yourself. However, some home repairs are better left to professionals unless you have experience. Check out these five common mistakes people make when they try to DIY electrical repairs. Forgetting to Turn Off the Electricity It may seem obvious to turn off the electricity to an area of your home before you start working on electrical equipment. However, it is also incredibly easy to forget this because you can’t see electricity or the consequences of not turning it off until you’ve been electrocuted.…

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Easy Emergency Preparedness ~ The Worst Could Happen When You Least Expect

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Do you have an emergency preparedness plan? Many people do not because they have a false sense of security that they would never encounter an emergency. Think for a moment about what would happen if there was severe weather in your area that resulted in a widespread power outage. You would likely find the situation inconvenient, but it could also put you or other family members at risk for health emergencies.…

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Priority Checklists Can Improve Your Scheduled Medical Facility Electrical Inspections

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Maintaining a busy medical facility, especially when it comes to electrical inspections, can be an overwhelming task. If you are in charge of the electrical inspections regularly carried out in a medical facility like a hospital or large clinic, you already know how vital it is for every component in the electrical system to work properly at all times. One of the best ways to maintain efficiency when it comes to electrical inspections in medical facilities is to follow a checklist.…

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Three Types Of Outdated Wiring To Replace

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A re-wiring of your entire house is an expensive project, but in some situations it may be the only safe thing to do. Here are a few of the types of wiring that were used in bygone eras but have more recently been found to be unsafe. If you find any of these types of wiring, ask your electrician to inspect the entire system and make a recommendation about whether you need to get your house re-wired.…

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Residential Electrical Safety: 3 Tips For Preventing Dangerous Surges

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Large power surges can wreak havoc on your electrical items. Whether during a storm or a random surge, keeping your electrical items safe can save you hours of frustration and thousands of dollars. So how can you protect your items from surges? Here are four tips: 1. Practice Basic Safety Basic electrical safety can go a long way towards keeping you and your electrical items safe from a power surge. Always make sure that you plug in electrical items correctly.…

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