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Electrical Updates by a Genesee County Electrician Can Make Your Home or Business Safer

flint flushing michigan electricianEvery May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) holds its National Electrical Safety Month. The purpose of the month-long campaign is to educate the public on important safety issues related to electrical work. Continue reading “Electrical Updates by a Genesee County Electrician Can Make Your Home or Business Safer” »

If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to Electrical Concerns Too

genesee county electricianYou may have heard the phrase, “If you see something, say something!” It is usually in reference to reporting suspicious people or activities to the proper authorities, even if you think it may be “nothing.” But as electricians, we think this phrase could apply just as well to electrical concerns. Of course, if you see a possible electrical hazard in your own home or place of business, you will likely have it taken care of, but what about if you are renting a home or working in an office space owned by someone else and see something you think might be a fire hazard? If you see something, say something! Continue reading “If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to Electrical Concerns Too” »

National Electrical Safety Month 2017 Focuses on Preventing Shock and Electrocution

electrical safety month 2017Every year in May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) commemorates National Electrical Safety Month by conducting an educational campaign designed to reduce the number of electrical accidents that result in injury, death, and property loss. As part of the campaign, ESFI puts out resources to educate and increase awareness about issues related to electrical safety. This year’s resources cover multiple topics from electric shock drowning (ESD) to changes in the National Electrical Code, but we wanted to highlight a few of the topics that are most relevant to our customers in Genesee County. Continue reading “National Electrical Safety Month 2017 Focuses on Preventing Shock and Electrocution” »

Preparing for Future Power Outages: Backup Generators from Your Genesee County Electrician

genesee county mi wind storm power outage electricianLast month, Michigan experienced one of the worst windstorms in recent memory. When all was said and done, more than 850,000 people were without power, with Genesee County being one of the most impacted counties in Michigan. In a press briefing, the governor of Michigan called the storm “the largest combined statewide event in history.” Many residents were forced to find refuge in warming shelters as temperatures dropped. Continue reading “Preparing for Future Power Outages: Backup Generators from Your Genesee County Electrician” »

Electricians in Genesee County You Can Trust

grand blanc flint electricianAnytime you give a company your business, you hope you will be treated fairly and honestly. But often, you have to place a certain amount of trust in that company, especially when they offer a specialized service in field about which you have limited knowledge. Think about your auto mechanic. If you aren’t well versed in the components of a vehicle, you need to trust that your mechanic is telling you the truth when he tells you your car needs thousands of dollars’ worth of work. The same can be true of plumbers, dentists, and yes, electricians. Most are fair and honest, but some take advantage of people whenever they have the opportunity to do so by overcharging them for certain services or performing unnecessary work. Continue reading “Electricians in Genesee County You Can Trust” »

Hiring a Genesee County Electrician for Your DIY Remodel

genesee county electrician home remodelIf all of the home improvement shows are to be believed, most people these days want their home to be an “open concept” home. Meaning, they want a large, open living space, where the kitchen, dining room, and family room flow into one another without those pesky walls in the way. Continue reading “Hiring a Genesee County Electrician for Your DIY Remodel” »

Electrical Safety and Building Security for Genesee County Businesses

commercial electrician flint michiganSafety and security are important things to consider when you own and operate a business. Not only do you want to protect the building itself, but also the people that work and do business there. Read on to find out how an electrician can help make your business a more safe and secure place. Continue reading “Electrical Safety and Building Security for Genesee County Businesses” »

Experienced Electricians for Homes in Genesee County with Knob and Tube Wiring

flint-mi-electricianKnob and tube wiring, sometimes called simply K & T wiring, is common to find in older homes built from 1890-1930. Even some homes in Flint, Flushing, and Grand Blanc, built in the 1940s or 1950s, contain knob and tube wiring, though it not as common. If your Genesee County home has knob and tube wiring, and you haven’t yet replaced it, we wanted to give you some information that can help you make an informed decision about whether you should leave it, consider rewiring your home, or do something in between. Continue reading “Experienced Electricians for Homes in Genesee County with Knob and Tube Wiring” »

National Electrical Safety Month Aims to Education Homeowners on Proper Extension Cord Use

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If you are like most Genesee County homeowners, you use extension cords for a variety of electrical needs and probably don’t think much about it. But every year, approximately 3,300 home fires originate with the extension cords, resulting in more than 50 deaths and 270 injuries.

This year’s edition of Electrical Safety Illustrated, put out by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) during National Electrical Safety Month (which is this month) cautions homeowners about the dangers of using extension cords improperly or for unintended purposes. Continue reading “National Electrical Safety Month Aims to Education Homeowners on Proper Extension Cord Use” »

Protect Your Grand Blanc Home from Damaging Power Surges with a Surge Protective Device

Power surges can happen at any time, knocking out your home’s power and causing damage to your electrical equipment. Power surges are often associated with lightning strikes, but that is only one cause, and not even the most common one. Power surges can also be caused by faulty wiring, downed power lines, or malfunctioning utility company equipment.

As experienced electricians in Genesee County, we’ve seen the damage that can be done by power surges when a home is left unprotected. That’s why we recommend that homeowners in Grand Blanc, Flint, Pontiac, and the surrounding areas install a whole-house surge protector, also known as a surge protective device. Continue reading “Protect Your Grand Blanc Home from Damaging Power Surges with a Surge Protective Device” »