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Ways to Keep Your Workers Safe

Ways to Keep Your Workers Safe

These days, when we speak of workplace safety, we usually think of personal protective equipment, like face masks, gloves, etc. and social distancing. However, as employees gradually return to workplaces, we also need to protect them from fire, electrical hazards, dust explosions and accidents. An i...

May 7, 2020 Read more
Flooding Can Wipe Out Your Electrical System

Flooding Can Wipe Out Your Electrical System

After a largely nonexistent winter, the spring storm season is upon us. Mid-Maryland homes and businesses have seen some devastating floods in recent years. Downtown and other parts of Frederick have flooded several times, and Ellicott City saw devastating floods two years in a row in 2017 and 2018....

April 21, 2020 Read more
NFPA urges home fire safety caution amid pandemic

NFPA urges home fire safety caution amid pandemic

As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges added caution around home fire safety in the days and weeks ahead. According to NFPA, cooking, heating, and electrical equipment are among the leading causes of home fires year-roun...

April 2, 2020 Read more
Generator maintenance person needed PT

Generator maintenance person needed PT

Job description: Person needed two days a week, seasonal, April and October, performing basic maintenance on air-cooled standby generators. Some generator experience a plus, but will train the right person with mechanical aptitude. Service vehicle available, provided the applicant can be approved by...

March 11, 2020 Read more
Don’t forget lighting when selling your home!

Don’t forget lighting when selling your home!

Hiring an electrician may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning to sell your home.  But as Redfin’s  Ryan Smith notes in this article, you don’t want rooms that are poorly lit or lights that don’t work! Trying to sell a poorly lit home “You wa...

January 27, 2020 Read more
Best wishes for a safe and happy 2020!

Best wishes for a safe and happy 2020!

As we march into a new decade, we want to thank our many customers for making the past year another successful business year for Little Sparkie Electric! This month we celebrate our 13th year in business! We defied the odds when we started our business in January of 2007, in the early days of what [...

January 8, 2020 Read more
Don’t let your holiday sparkle fizzle

Don’t let your holiday sparkle fizzle

With the holidays fast approaching, homeowners and businesses will be decking the halls; often with strings of lights and lighted decorations. Those lights are glittering and cheerful, but they can also cause hazards if they’re plugged into extension cords! Before you untangle all of those light s...

November 19, 2019 Read more
Fall into these home safety tips

Fall into these home safety tips

The days are noticeably shorter, and we’re seeing cool, crisp weather. Along with the colorful foliage and cooler season, it’s good to check your home to make sure it’s ready for winter. Here are some smart fall safety tips to make now according to the safety experts at Underwriters Laboratori...

October 14, 2019 Read more
Get ALL of your Technology Working Together!

Get ALL of your Technology Working Together!

Homes and businesses today rely on integrating technology, including phones, TVs, data cabling, and electrical wiring.  In spite of what you may read online, a certified electrician is the best person to design and install a comprehensive system that will meet all of your needs. We can step in upfr...

August 26, 2019 Read more
Consider these lighting options to enhance your summer evenings

Consider these lighting options to enhance your summer evenings

As twilight approaches and the air cools, it can be delightful to enjoy the outdoors on a beautifully lit outdoor patio and deck. But it’s important to get your lighting done right – not too bright – but enough to move about safely and enjoy your landscaping and/or guests. The trick to getting...

July 1, 2019 Read more
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