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Follow These Holiday Plumbing Tips for a Jolly Time

on November 17, 2017

Plumbing problems are never fun. When they happen during holiday festivities, they can be embarrassing, ruin holiday parties and force out of town guests to go elsewhere. Don’t get caught with an embarrassing plumbing disaster at the worst possible time. Follow these simple holiday plumbing tips to  keep the fun flowing. Common Holiday Plumbing Problems […]

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How to Change a Furnace Filter | HVAC Tips

on November 3, 2017

Temperatures have started to drop here in Idaho and it’s time to fire up the furnace. Your furnace has had a nice summer rest so, before you turn it on, be sure to change your furnace filter. This will help to ensure that your furnace is working optimally and efficiently during the winter months when […]

DIY Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

on September 29, 2017

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  Since it is starting to cool down this week, this is […]

Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

on September 8, 2017

All of us here in Idaho understand the drastic effects natural disasters can have on people. We are no strangers to the destruction and pain they bring. Idahoans know the importance of coming together and helping a neighbor in need especially after a horrific event. In 1980, Idaho was plunged into darkness when Mount St. […]

Cleaning Tips to Prepare for the School Year

on August 18, 2017

Back to school season is officially in full swing and that means teachers all over the country are preparing their classrooms for the buzz of activity from students of all ages. Soon, your classrooms are going to show major evidence of all the fun and learning that will happen – the whiteboard with phantom markings […]

How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

on August 4, 2017

Although autumn is approaching with back-to-school season, it’s still pretty warm outside and the summer season hasn’t left us yet. With temperatures continuing to soar this month, we are all struggling to find ways to adapt to the heat. But, while we can adapt the heat by wearing lighter clothing, we need to be aware […]

The Best July 4th Events for Spokane and Coeur d’Alene

on June 30, 2017

The long weekend for July 4th is just ahead of us and, while we’ll still be on standby to answer your emergency call, we’re looking forward to the celebrations that run all day throughout Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.  Fireworks, the highlight of any Independence Day celebration of course, are always an amazing sight, especially when […]

Season’s Greetings from Mainstream Electric

on December 2, 2016

Halloween and Thanksgiving are behind us and the Christmas season is ahead.  Lights, cold weather, good food, and family togetherness will abound this year, and everyone here at Mainstream feels the same way.  That’s why this year we thought we’d help out with some fun food and activities.  We know that the holidays are stressful […]

How to Become an Electrician

on November 11, 2016

It’s an interesting factor of our society that everyone goes to a four-year university or college.  In fact, the pursuit of office jobs has been so strong that many of those fields are being over-saturated with college graduates and are now requiring graduate degrees for the same work instead.  There’s nothing wrong with pursuing your […]

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Benefits of Dedicated Appliance Circuits

on December 31, 2015

First, a dedicated circuit is any electrical circuit from your break box that is used for a single specific purpose.  The National Electric Code requires a dedicated circuit for most appliances in your home.  As a general guideline, if it has an internal motor or is an immobile appliance (a dishwasher or refrigerator instead of […]