Home Safety Checklist for Fire Safety Month

Does your home have smoke alarms on every level, as well as inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and also in the basement? Does your home have carbon monoxide alarms on every level—minimum protection? For maximum protection, do you have CO alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and in the basement? Are […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Your family is at risk Fire is the single biggest threat to your home and your family’s safety. During Fire Safety Month we bring you helpful tips to prevent catastrophe from striking your home and your family. Here are the types of fires that can take literally make your entire life go up in smoke: […]

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Why Trade Schools are considered superior to 4-year colleges

Kids off to College this fall? Not for those pursuing careers in the Trades Typically, this time of year, you see stories of friends and neighbors proclaiming their status as new “empty nesters”. Well, for those who have 18-year-olds ready to move on to the next thing after high school, there are more and more […]

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A question from a customer: Recessed lighting

Q: If you go with a smaller recessed light do you need more of them installed?  If so, recommendations for going from 6” to 4”? Answer: Every installation can be different but generally speaking the larger the recessed fixture housing you install allows for larger wattage trims to be installed which in return means you […]

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Those smart devices for your home may pose a potential electric hazard

From Electrical Contractor Magazine: “Organizations like the Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFi] and the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] have extensive campaigns about electrical safety, not only during the proclaimed electrical safety month, but all the time,” said Michael Johnston, executive director of standards and safety at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). “NECA has […]

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Spring rains can bring flooded basements.

Why we prefer Electric Sump Pumps to handle this Problem First, let’s look at two different types of sump pumps. One is what you call a water-powered sump pump. This type of pump uses your home water supply to power the pump. If the power goes out during a storm, your home water supply will […]

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