Archive for January, 2016

Is It Time To Call An Electrician?

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When was the last time you found yourself wondering when should you call an electrician? If so, you aren’t alone. People all over the country find themselves asking the exact same question every single day. The truth is that, depending on the type of electrical problems you are having, you may or may not need an electrician. However, it is always the safest option to check to make sure before attempting the job without a professional. Here are a few issues that you may come across in your home that will always warrant the answer of “yes” when you are facing the question: when should you call an electrician?

1. Wiring - Did you know that over half of all home fires (63%) are related

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What Kind of Garage Door Should I Buy?

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As the family prepared to leave on an early flight the next morning, the mom made one more trip to the store late in the evening. Although she was thorough in her planning, she was not careful about getting the garage door shut. Rushing into the house, she did not realize the garage door got stuck on something on the way down and automatically reopened itself. Although the problem had occurred before, the family had never taken the time to schedule a garage door repair and see what the problem was. Unfortunately, the night before their scheduled departure the open garage door allowed the three inches of new snow that fell during the night to drift into the garag

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Is Your Home As Safe As You Think It Is?

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A home invasion occurs every 13 seconds in America. Since most of us work outside the home, we spend hours a day away from our homes. Is your home as safe as you think it is? Maybe not as safe as you think. Only about 30% of home invasions or burglaries are due to unlocked windows or doors; that means a large portion of the other 70% of home invasions come from intruders breaking doors or windows in order to gain access to your home.

What can you do to prevent these home invasions? While many people install alarm systems or buy dogs, these options only slow intruders down. We’ve all read the stories of how long it takes police to arrive to a home invasion. The best way to remain safe is to prevent intruders from entering in the first place. So, what can you do to keep unwanted guests out?

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How Expensive Is Oil Furnace Repair?

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Good thing he is tall. The photos posted on social media told a specific story of the January 2016 east coast snow storm. A close up picture of the service label on the 30 year old snow blower indicated that it had originally been purchased in Grand Island, Nebraska, but it was working hard in a rural area outside of Baltimore, Maryland, this weekend.
The specific work it was doing this weekend was removing nearly 30 inches of drifting snow. In case you doubt the depth of that snow, two pictures have been posted for verification. One shows how high the snow is on the pants leg of the six foot eight inch tall snowblower operator; the second shows a yard stick indicating the 30 inch mark just above the knee that lands just above the snow covered pants.
That is a lot of snow. So much snow, in fact, <

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Who Needs Electric Generators?

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Electric generators are great tools to have when there is any kind of emergency that causes the power to go out. Many businesses, schools, public buildings and even homes have backup electric generators that can be utilized when needed. However, it is still important to always rely on a licensed electrician when dealing with electric problems.

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, approximately 55,000 fires a year are caused by home-based electrical systems. These fires have resulted in over 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries, and they result in over $1.4 billion in property damage. Trying to do home electrical repairs or hooking up residential generators on your o

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