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Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

on October 13, 2017

Halloween can be a fun event for families and their pets. However, if safety precautions aren’t taken, it can also be a hazardous time for our four-legged companions. According to Dr. Justine Lee, a veterinary emergency critical care specialist, calls increase by 12% during the week of Halloween, making it the call center’s busiest time […]

Is It Time to Replace My Garbage Disposal?

on July 28, 2017

While you may not have used yours in a while, most homes and apartments come with a garbage disposal installed in the main kitchen sink.  They’ve made our lives much simpler since we no longer have to clean out a nasty sink trap after washing the dishes.  But, as is the case with any appliance, […]

Why the Death Star has Exhaust Ports

on May 19, 2017

Next week fans of the movie STAR WARS will be celebrating the original film’s 40th anniversary.  On May 25th, 1977, Lucasfilm released a movie that became not only one of the most iconic space opera films, but refreshed the science fiction film genre and paved the way for others to follow (according to some, the […]

May Is Electric Safety Month!

on May 5, 2017

Home Electric Safety Month is upon us once again.  Home ownership is worth it, but it isn’t without its drawbacks.  Proper maintenance and care is essential to keep your home in top-working condition.  To do that, it’s important to stay current on what you have and haven’t had done in your home.  Older wiring needs […]

Flood Safety Preparation Guide

on April 28, 2017

With cloudy days and scattered showers, it can be easy to forget how fast a flood can strike.  Even a home that’s on an uphill slope can suffer from flood conditions if water starts pooling just right against the foundation.  When cracks form, a heavy rain can overburden the sump pump in your home or […]

Why Do you Need GFCI Outlets?

on March 17, 2017

This article is an expansion on concepts covered in What is a GFCI? from November 2015. Your home comes with lots of different safety devices.  Smoke and CO alarms keep you safe from house fires.  Surge protectors protect the devices in your home from being damaged during electrical storms or power surges.  Your electrical panel […]

Light Bulb Safety

on February 24, 2017

Common household lights are likely the most common electrical device that any homeowner uses.  In fact, we’re so used to them that many people forget to take proper care when working with lighting in their own home.  While there is very little risk of injury from lighting, carelessness can lead to injury so it’s helpful […]

The Best Blogs of 2016

on December 29, 2016

Simple Home Electrical Fixes Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different.  The number of fixes, upgrades, and additions required to make your […]

Christmas Safety Guide

on December 23, 2016

Sometimes it feels like we’re just sprinting from one holiday season to the next.  With the change in season comes the change in housing décor.  Even if you don’t decorate for the rest of the year, Christmas lights are broken out in the winter by almost everyone.  Unfortunately, string lights and decorating for Christmas are […]

Downed Power Lines

on December 16, 2016

Winter storms and heavy freezing are likely to cause outages throughout the state.  It’s not just heavy snowfall and ice forming on power lines that can cause problems either.  Excessively high loads from cities that are switching to electric heating puts a lot of demand on the transmission grid.  As the power lines that run […]