The Power of Your Local Electrician

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Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things in your house that you are fully capable of fixing all by yourself. You can replace those shades, tile that floor, paint those walls, and even redo that baseboard trim. You, my friend, are one. Handy. Guy. But even the handiest handyman needs a hand now and then.

Especially if the project in question could, you know… get you killed.

Electrical problems in the home are a special breed of problem. And when we say “electrical problems,” we’re not talking about changing a lightbulb or tightening an outlet plate. We’re talking about the stuff that, should it go in any way wrong, can launch you across the room with your hair on fire.

So, with that in mind, here is a brief list things that could go wrong with your electricity, and what you shoul Continue reading “The Power of Your Local Electrician”

When to Call an Electrician

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It’s happened to everyone. You’re home, you’re enjoying a movie, or maybe relaxing on the couch and reading a good book by lamplight, when suddenly the lights flicker. Or buzz a little. Or even go out entirely.

What do you do?

Step 1 on any list of home electrical tips is always to check the bulb, assuming that was the only thing that went out. If it wasn’t the only thing to go out, then step 1.1 sends you to the breaker box to see if anything has been tripped. Assuming nothing has been, you may actually have a genuine electrical problem on your hands.

Beyond these simple fixes, and presuming you don’t have a degree in electrical engineering, step 2 is always to find an electrician. A professional, licensed electrician not only knows how to fix whatever’s wrong, but they know ho Continue reading “When to Call an Electrician”