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Are you in need of Electrical Services?


By Carrie Dixon, Blog Editor

The last thing you want if you need to have an electrical component fixed is to be shocked, start a fire, or damage your home. Electrical equipment and home electrical systems, trouble shooting, repairs, maintenance and replacement of electrical components/equipment needs to be done by qualified, licensed and insured Electrician’s. We’ve created a list of things to be aware of when looking to find a company to provide those services for you.

 

Preventative measures:

  1. Never run drop cords under rugs.
  2. Check your smoke detector batteries and Ground Fault circuit interrupters (GFI’s) twice a year when the time changes.  Test your GFI’s by pressing the test button, then press re-set.
  3. Be sure to baby-proof your home, when small children are present or residing in the home.
  4. If you own electronic equipment, a home surge protector is a wise investment.
  5. Never put an oversize light bulb in a lighting fixture
  6. If you own an older home, it may not be properly grounded and should be checked by an electrician.
Scams: Be careful when using a company that cannot give you a price up front before the work starts.
 
Warranties/Insured: Only do business with a company that offers a warranty of their work for at least a year minimum. Make sure your electrical company is licensed and insured.
 
Electrician’s: Any electrician working in your home should be drug-free & background screened, for your safety.
 
Comparison Shopping: Should be based on reputation, reliability, experience and price ‘value’, not just the lowest price of all proposals presented.
 
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