Are You Using the Wrong Circuit Breaker?

Unfortunately, your circuit breakers are not interchangeable. If you frequently go to switch on a light or plug in an appliance and nothing happens, you may be using the wrong circuit breaker amperage. Yes, you can push the reset button on your current circuit breaker and continue about your business. Unlucky, it will happen again. One other ... More

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When Should You Upgrade Your Older Home to GFCI Outlets

New homes built today must have GFCI outlets in order to pass inspections. So, what does this mean for older homes? If you own an older house without these outlets, then it may be time for an upgrade. If you aren't even sure what a GFCI out is or if your home has them, there a few things that can help. First, let’s make sure you know what ... More

Six Frequent Household Electrical Problems

Owning a home comes with lots of responsibilities. One of the most important is ensuring that your electrical system is working correctly. Doing so assures that you keep your family safe. Working with electricity is dangerous, so take extra care when addressing any electrical issues within your home. Many electrical matters within your home ... More

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What Should You Do When a Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Do you need an electrician if your circuit breaker is tripping? Most people have experienced a tripped circuit breaker at one time or another. But, when should you call an electrician? First, let’s review some reasons that your circuit breaker keeps tripping. Reasons Circuit Breaker is Tripping A circuit breaker trips or shuts off to save ... More

Six Safety Tips for Christmas Lights

Tis the season for excessive light bills. Americans across the United States have decked the halls with strings of blinking lights, flimsy glass decorations, and electric fireplaces. Even worse is the added traditions in some families of candles and wood-burning fireplaces, but we won’t go there in today’s post. Unfortunately, this ... More

Five Signs Your Electrical Problem is Serious

When do you need an Eagle Rock electrician? There are times when an electrical problem is as simple as a light bulb not being properly screwed into the light base. By simply turning off the light to allow the bulb to cool before touching the bulb, you can easily solve your problem. However, there can always be a more serious problem lurking ... More

Common Electrical Problems in Older Buildings

What are the common electrical problems in older buildings? There are numerous issues that you can experience when purchasing an older home or building. The beauty of older architecture or the historical value of an older home or building is appealing to many. However, the older the building the more likely it is that you will encounter ... More

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When Should You Call an Electrician over a Blown Light Bulb

One minute you’re in your kitchen cooking dinner and the next your standing in darkness. The bulb in your overhead light popped and blew out leaving you unable to see your boiling pasta. There are two options to solve your problem. Your first option is to retrieve one of your existing stock of light bulbs, replace the blown one, and hope it ... More

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Focus on Lighting to Transform Your Space

Transforming a space in your home can make it feel like it's brand new. You might think new carpet, new flooring, updated furniture, or new appliances are the only way to go. However, if you focus on adding light to your room, you can transform the space without going broke. If you live near Eagle Rock, contact an electrician for your ... More

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When Should You Opt to Replace Instead of Fix an Outdoor Light

All lights eventually burn out, and this is even true of outdoor lighting. Perhaps you recently noticed an outdoor light that needed some work. You most likely want to know if you should replace it or fix it. There are many factors to consider when deciding which option is the best one for your situation. In both instances, you can contact an ... More