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What’s Hiding in YOUR Electrical Panel?

Last week, we gave you a checklist to get your home ready for Spring. This week, we want to remind you to look your electrical system as well. While plumbing problems can be a nuisance, electrical issues can be a fire hazard. We want you to have a safe Spring season. Check your electrical panel […]




4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel? Do you know what dangers to be on the lookout for in your electrical panel? You may call it a fuse panel, circuit box or breaker box. If you still have fuses, you have a very old electrical system. If you have breakers, your system may be […]




Electrician Tip: 4 Signs of an Outdated Electrical System

Inspect your electrical system annually The electrical system in your CT home should be looked over each year. New England weather, electricity demands and pests can all prematurely age your system. They can also create fire hazards and put your family’s safety at risk. Your electrical system has a lifespan of about 20 years. After […]




Checklist for Spring Home Maintenance

Robert H. Schuller said it best: “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” Hello Spring! It’s finally here! NOW you can make […]




Spring Home Maintenance Tips

We’re almost at the finish line Eastern Connecticut! The days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start getting your home ready. Before you know it, the busyness of vacation planning and school ending will be here! Stay ahead of the game by getting […]




Electrical Panel vs. Fuse Box: The Difference

What is an electrical panel? Your electrical panel, sometimes known as a circuit breaker or breaker box, is usually found in the basement of your Connecticut home. Electricity is carried through the poles outside dotting your neighborhood. A wire leads from one of those poles to your home to what’s called the outside service. The […]




Electrical Update in Windham CT

An electrical update in Windham CT was desperately needed. The electrical panel was outdated and overloaded. The outside electrical service was also outdated and weathered. Signs you need an electrical update An electrical system is considered outdated after 20 years or if your household’s needs have increased. Brittle wiring, rust and/or corrosion are signs of […]




May is Electrical Safety Month

DIY electrical safety tips May is electrical safety month. A licensed, qualified electrical professional should perform the repairs in your home. However, if you decide to DIY, here are some safety tips: Always turn off the power at your electrical panel before you begin a repair. Never touch plumbing or gas pipes during your repair. […]




Sparking Electrical Switch

A sparking electrical switch or outlet is never a good sign. A Manchester CT homeowner called us because she noticed that her light switch wasn’t working and she could see a spark. We recommend that you immediately stop using any electrical source that is not working properly until a repair can be made. For added precaution,  we […]




Signs of Bad Electrical Outlet

Bad electrical outlet signs Isn’t it funny how quickly time passes us by? One minute, you’re unpacking boxes and setting up ‘house’ in your new home. The next minute, you’re calling your local electrician because an electrical outlet is sparking. It’s only when making that phone call that you realize 20 years has passed since […]




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