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How to Troubleshoot & When To Replace Light Switches

How to Troubleshoot & When To Replace Light Switches

Many homes, especially older ones, have limited lighting, to begin with. So when a switch doesn’t turn on, it’s a big inconvenience. The fix could be simple, like a tripped circuit or a blown bulb, or there could be bigger problems at play. Parts wear out with

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Not For DIYers: Projects Best Left to an Electrician

Not For DIYers: Projects Best Left to an Electrician

Homeowners face a constant barrage of expenses when it comes to upkeep. As the costs add up, the idea of tackling DIY repairs often seems more appealing. But when it comes to electrical work, the risks are big. Whether you are replacing a circuit breaker or upgrading

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Christmas Safety: An Electrical Safety Checklist

Christmas Safety: An Electrical Safety Checklist

It’s that time of year again, when stockings are hung on the mantel and trees are decorated with twinkling lights. You line your roof with artificially made icicle lights, and the walkways are illuminated by fake candy canes that stand a foot and a half tall. Have

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Electrical Permits in Mecklenburg County

Electrical Permits in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County is one of the more populous regions of North Carolina, and it has particular stipulations about what is allowed when it comes to electrical installations. According to Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement, if you intend to make any repair, installation, change, or extension to the electrical,

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Hot Tub Installation Requirements And Considerations in North Carolina

Hot Tub Installation Requirements And Considerations in North Carolina

With great weather the majority of the year, North Carolina is the perfect place to have a hot tub at home.  Keep in mind, you can’t just decide to install a hot tub without the proper permits. Additionally, as hot tubs are electrical devices, you’ll need to

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Charlotte, NC, has a reputation for being one of the most longstanding communities in the US. The venerable houses demonstrate a lot of mixture of small-town American mixed with the up-and-coming urban growth. Unfortunately, a lot of residents of the area don’t give enough consideration to their

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Having a New Pool Installed? Don’t Forget an Electrician!

Having a New Pool Installed? Don’t Forget an Electrician!

In the summer, North Carolina’s temperatures can become ridiculous. It’s natural to consider installing an outdoor pool to help your household deal with the heat. When you think about pool installation, you usually don’t consider electrical work much. However, a pool can be a substantial electrical hazard

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Installing Pendant Lights Over a Kitchen Island

Installing Pendant Lights Over a Kitchen Island

Walking into your new home’s kitchen might make you take a step back and admire the lighting. Recessed lighting in a kitchen adds to the decor, but even as your eyes dance over the countertops and the appliances, you realize something’s missing. What takes a kitchen’s lighting

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Importance of Whole Home Surge Protection

Importance of Whole Home Surge Protection

With storm season coming, there’s a lot of concern about whether homes are protected from electrical surges. Surge protection is an integral part of your home electricity concerns. Without proper protection in place, surges can cause irreparable damage to a home’s electrical system. Surges travel at the

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Electrical Wiring Colors: The Basics

Electrical Wiring Colors: The Basics

Throughout the world, electrical wires have different colors to dictate what they are. Even if you’re not a professional electrician, knowing the difference between live, neutral, and ground cables could save your life. The color coding for electrical wires goes back to 1879, right after Thomas Edison

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Buying an Older Home in Charlotte? Here’s What to Look Out For When It Comes to Electrical

Buying an Older Home in Charlotte? Here’s What to Look Out For When It Comes to Electrical

Old houses have a charm all their own, and there’s a tendency for buyers to prefer those to brand new apartments. While we’d agree that old homes have a lot of personality, they also come with their fair share of electrical disasters as well. Since many of

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What are Ungrounded Outlets

What are Ungrounded Outlets

Electrical wiring seems like it’s a controllable thing, but electricity is a force of nature. Modern society has harnessed this power for its own ends, but electricity is still dangerous. There’s a reason why electrical appliances have warnings that state they can cause death. Electricity is tame

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Would Your Charlotte Home Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection?

Would Your Charlotte Home Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection?

Most homes today use a variety of electrical appliances. These appliances put a lot of strain on the existing electrical systems within the house. While the system might have been up to code when the installation happened, each day that you use the system, it degrades it

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Maintaining Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Maintaining Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Maintenance of landscape lighting is essential if you’re trying to avoid repairs. All outdoor lights require some maintenance to keep burning as brightly as the day you installed them. Most outdoor lights are designed to operate in harsh conditions, so the support that is required is usually

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Simple Electrical Upgrades That Can Make Your Charlotte Home Safer

Simple Electrical Upgrades That Can Make Your Charlotte Home Safer

Electricity is a beautiful innovation, but it can be hazardous given the circumstances. Homeowners especially need to be aware of the problems that electrical issues may present to their home and loved ones. As an electrical contractor in Charlotte, NC can tell you safety should be your

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You Charlotte, NC Summer Electrical Checklist

You Charlotte, NC Summer Electrical Checklist

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to test and check your home’s electrical system to prepare for a summer full of fun and adventure. With kids at home, barbeques in the backyard, and spending plenty of time outside, preparing your home’s electrical system

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When to Call an Emergency Electrician in Charlotte

When to Call an Emergency Electrician in Charlotte

While some electrical issues are relatively minor, there are some electrical problems that require immediate attention, often in the form of an emergency electrician. These severe issues are often dangerous for you and your family, and if not addressed quickly, can lead to serious damage to your

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Do You Need a Sub-Panel for Your Basement Remodel?

Do You Need a Sub-Panel for Your Basement Remodel?

Wiring and remodeling your basement is no small task, and when it comes to your basement’s electricity needs, you may want to consider installing a sub-panel. If you’re planning on using heavy appliances and other items that draw a lot of power, a sub-panel is a great

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How Do I Know What’s Tripping My Circuit Breaker?

How Do I Know What’s Tripping My Circuit Breaker?

We’re well on our way to warmer weather here in North Carolina, which means you’ll need to use more power to keep your home cool and comfortable. If your circuit panel is out of date, if the panel can’t handle the amount of power your home needs,

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Understanding Your Huntersville Home’s Electrical Capacity

Understanding Your Huntersville Home’s Electrical Capacity

Even if you don’t plan on doing any DIY electrical projects, it’s important to understand your home’s electrical capacity. At Livewire Electrical, we believe in not only providing exceptional electrical services in the Huntersville area, but also equipping our customers with the knowledge and resources to maintain

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Buying a Home in Charlotte? Don’t Forget an Electrical Inspection

Buying a Home in Charlotte? Don’t Forget an Electrical Inspection

Buying a home is always an exciting time, but if you don’t put safety at the top of your priority list, your investment could be at risk. Electrical fires are devastating and impact over 50,000 homeowners per year in the United States. When you’re buying a home,

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Get Your Charlotte Home Ready for Spring: Electrical Checklist

Get Your Charlotte Home Ready for Spring: Electrical Checklist

Spring is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to not only thoroughly clean your home, but also inspect your electrical systems and appliances for safety and efficiency. Getting in the habit of testing and inspecting your electrical system not only can save you significant money in

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Emergency Electrical Work in Concord, NC

Emergency Electrical Work in Concord, NC

Having consistent power in your home is something that many people often take for granted. With the flip of a switch, lights can be turned on and off at any time of day or night. When your electrical system fails, not only is it a major inconvenience,

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Electrical Safety Tips for Halloween

Electrical Safety Tips for Halloween

How to Keep You and Your Family Safe With Halloween just around the corner, we want to make sure you and your family stay safe when it comes to electricity. Much of the fun that comes with Halloween involves spooky lights and scary decorations, all running on

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Home Projects that Require an Electrician

Home Projects that Require an Electrician

Unless you have years of experience completing professional electrical work, you should never attempt a do-it-yourself electrical repair job. Not only residential and commercial electrical systems complex, but they’re incredibly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Choosing the incorrect circuits or incorrectly securing connections can

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Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs Upgrading

Signs Your Electrical Panel Needs Upgrading

When it comes to your home’s safety, there’s nothing more crucial to maintain than your electrical panel. According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical fires cause between 400 and 500 deaths each year in the United States. One of the most common causes of fatal electrical

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Summer Is Here! Time for Your Electrical Safety Inspection

Summer Is Here! Time for Your Electrical Safety Inspection

Summer is here, and this is an excellent time to start thinking about the safety of your home. Electrical safety is easy to overlook, as the wires and switches that could put your home at risk are usually hidden behind walls and faceplates. LiveWire Electrical wants you

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Dangers of Aluminum Wire in Your House

Dangers of Aluminum Wire in Your House

Do you have a fire hazard lurking behind your electrical outlets? If your home was made with aluminum wiring, you might. Homes built before after 1965 and before 1973 may include aluminum electrical wiring. Aluminum is softer than the copper contractors use today, and because of this

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Electrical Safety Tips for Construction Sites

Electrical Safety Tips for Construction Sites

The team at LiveWire Electrical has worked on numerous job sites throughout the greater Charlotte, NC area, providing professional electrical services. Check out this infographic we recently stumbled upon, which details some great safety tips!

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Summer Electrical Safety Tips

Summer Electrical Safety Tips

Outdoor barbecues complete with outdoor lighting, pool parties with music players and  kids climbing trees near electrical wires – the summer is filled with potential electrical safety risks. To protect your family, make sure you keep these safety tips in mind. Teach Kids About Outdoor Risks When

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4 Reasons to Hire an Electrician in the New Year

4 Reasons to Hire an Electrician in the New Year

A new year is here, and if you are a homeowner, this may bring several resolutions for projects to get done around your home. While you may be planning to handle the projects on your own, don’t forget to hire electricians in Charlotte for the electrical work.

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Electrical Safety at Home

Electrical Safety at Home

Each year, over 47,000 residential building electrical fires are reported in the U.S., leading to over 450 deaths, over 1,500 injuries and over $1.5 billion in property damage. These are serious statistics, and as a homeowner, you need to do what you can to keep your home

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Address: 1409 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
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