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Electrical Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself

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Man confused by electrical wire decisions

With today’s technologies, homeowners are more inclined to take on their own home improvement projects. With just a simple Google or YouTube search, people can watch and learn how to install floors, paint cabinets, convert dressers into kitchen islands… The list goes on! It’s amazing the number of projects people feel confident taking on. However, there are some projects homeowners should handle with extreme caution or simply avoid all together. Electricity is nothing to handle lightly. Not to mention, there are numerous safety codes and regulations to consider. 

Benefits of Having Exterior Outlets

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Electric leaf blower in use

‘Tis the season for finding out you don’t have an exterior outlet where you need it most! Fall yardwork and cleanup is already a daunting task, but it can be made so much worse when you have to finagle those pesky long extension cords only to find out you still can’t quite reach all ends of your yard! Or perhaps you’ve been aiming to become the Clark Griswold of the neighborhood, but year after year you find yourself running out of outlets thereby coming up short on that holiday display?

Home Security - 5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Loved Ones Safe

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Thief entering glass door

Our homes are our “safe place,” but unfortunately, we live in a world that forces us to take extra safety precautions when it comes to our home and loved ones. If you’ve had a burglary, or perhaps, heard about one in the news recently, you may feel that your security has been compromised. Locking your doors and windows is one thing, however, really evaluating access points into your home takes a little more attention to detail. Here are a few safety tips and tricks that can help protect your belongings, as well as, give you better peace of mind.

What is an LED Light?

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Contemporary LED Lighting

Light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, produce light more efficiently than incandescent or halogen light bulbs. They do not burn out, but instead experience “lumen depreciation” - meaning the brightness of the LED will dim very slowly over a long period of time. It’s no wonder many electrical contractors today suggest upgrading to LED lighting. They are both cost- and energy-efficient!

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