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Why Your Fridge Keeps Tripping Your Breaker

Why Your Fridge Keeps Tripping Your Breaker

It’s not uncommon to hear clients wonder aloud, “Why is my refrigerator tripping the circuit?” If it’s a new fridge, you’re probably wondering why you’re having this problem. The fact is that many electrical trips don’t come from your wiring. They are a result of the demands

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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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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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Most Common Electrical Problems Found During Home Inspections

Most Common Electrical Problems Found During Home Inspections

A critical part of the home buying process is the home inspection. The home inspection is what can make or break the sale. The purpose of these inspections is to identify potential repairs that need to be done. The buyer is responsible for paying for the inspection,

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Should Knob & Tube Wiring Be Replaced?

Should Knob & Tube Wiring Be Replaced?

Older homes have a feel and personality all their own. Buying an older home brings with it a handful of considerations from the electrical side of things. One of those considerations is the presence of knob & tube(k&t) wiring. Houses constructed prior to the 1950s came with

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Electrical Considerations When Building a New Home

Electrical Considerations When Building a New Home

New houses are exciting, but they come with a handful of considerations that builders and owners should take into account. Electrical wiring forms a significant concern for a new house. Things like breaker box size, lights, and power outlet locations are all points to consider when 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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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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