How to Verify a Contractors License

How to verify a contractors license: Verifying a contractors license is very important, not only for an electrical contractor but for any type of contractor. Hiring someone without a license can be very dangerous and very costly. We have discussed ways to spot bad electricians here and here. It is very important to look for signs that may point to someone who is working on your home that should be. These articles are not intended to scare you, they are intended to […]

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Central Vacuum System

Living in Santa Fe, NM everyone is familiar with dust. Have you ever vacuumed your home and just hours later have dust flying around? A Central Vacuum System will help to keep dust and debris out of your home. It can make cleanup easier if you have pets. There are many advantages to installing a central vacuum system. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the maintenance involved with the installation of a central vacuum system. What is a Central […]

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Electrical Accidents Top Accidents

Electrical Accidents Electrical hazards can be prevented. Below are some safety tips in which to follow to ensure electrical accidents do not happen. Preventing an electrical accident is simple if you know what not to do. For example don’t blow dry your hair while taking a bath. There are many potentially dangerous activities that occur in a home which could be electrically hazardous for you and your home. We will be taking a look at some of the most common causes […]

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Zapped! How Not To Get Electrocuted!

Nowadays there is a ton of information to be found on the internet. With the internet it has become increasingly easier to get into contact with a professional, not just a phone call away but a click. We can learn so much from online, however, here are some electrical projects where you should definitely call an electrician. Projects:   Electrical Upgrades You are making electrical upgrades, such as an addition to your home or business, there are many different codes […]

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Reasons To Update Your Electrical Outlets and Wall Plates

You only think of Electrical Outlets when you need to plug something in. Wall outlets are usually not the first thing you think about when updating your home. If you haven’t replaced your wall outlets since you bought your home, it’s time to upgrade as you are missing out on the newest technologies. Here are some reasons to update your electrical outlets.   They are cracked Not only are cracked outlets a fire hazard, because dust, link, hair, and dirt can all […]

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5 Facts About Electricians

Facts About Electricians, electricians work very hard to become professionals in a field that is very important. Electricity keeps your home warm, your food cold, and provides light when needed. Here are some fun facts about electricians that many people do not know.   1. Master Electricians Train Nearly As Long As Doctors Experience is definitely very important when dealing with electricity. In the electrical field, there is no room for error. To earn the title Master Electrician you need to train, […]

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The Electrical Circuit Breaker Panel

  Circuit breakers is the heart of a home or businesses electrical system. It is an integral part to maintaining the safety of a home or business. What they do is ensure that if there is an overload of electricity or electrical fault, the flow of electricity is stopped before it can cause any damage or cause electrical shock. Without a fully functioning electrical panel, nothing in a home will work.   If you have not upgraded your electrical panel […]

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Most Common Causes of Electrical Fires in the Home

  Did you know that there are roughly 28,000 electrical fires per year? These fires can cause $1.1 billion dollars or more in property damage and loss. Electrical fires are also responsible for around 300 deaths and around 1,100 injuries each year. The two months with the most electrical fires is December and January, the reason, is because of the increased use of heating appliances and lights in the home. Most Electrical fires actually start in the bedroom.   Some […]

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How To Prevent Rodents From Damaging Electrical Wires

  Have you ever discovered a chewed wire in your home. It seems to be something that unpreventable at one time or another, rodents!! I know I’ve had chewed wires in my home as well as in my vehicles. Sometimes those pesky little rodents seem to be like Houdini and find ways to your electrical wires somehow and just have to have it! In this article I will discuss ways to prevent rodents from damaging your electrical wires. So let’s […]

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