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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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