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3 Common Electrical Lighting Problems & What to do About Them

3 Common Electrical Lighting Problems & What to do About Them

Here are some common household and business electrical lighting problems that can potentially cause fires. 1. Light switches that don’t work correctly. Poor workmanship or substandard products can contribute to dimmer switches that don’t adjust light level properly. If you’ve just moved into a...

July 19, 2021 Read more
Seeking a generator maintenance technician

Seeking a generator maintenance technician

Seeking a generator maintenance technician for flexible work hours. Immediate need. Mechanical ability is a must. Generators are as much of a machine (like a car) as they are electrical and/or electronic appliances. Mechanical and electrical experience are a plus, but work ethic and personality a...

April 14, 2021 Read more
Window Air Conditioners – Don’t Assume You Can Just Plug Them In!

Window Air Conditioners – Don’t Assume You Can Just Plug Them In!

 Before long, furnaces will be turned off, and air conditioners will be cranked up.  Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, with its long history, many homes and businesses have been around for years. Because they were built before central air was available, they rely on window air conditioners.  Windo...

March 29, 2021 Read more
Catherine trained on new standby Generac Protector series

Catherine trained on new standby Generac Protector series

Catherine Nazarene, Little Sparkie’s managing member and a working licensed Maryland and Virginia Master Electrician, recently passed the Generac Generator exam and is now recertified by Generac as a technician. She received her first technician certification in 2007. At the training she did a lot...

January 20, 2021 Read more
Electrical Safety While Working from Home

Electrical Safety While Working from Home

Are you still working or spending more time at home? Be sure to always plug into power safely and ensure #electricalcords do not become tripping hazards. Never run cords under rugs, carpets, doors, or windows. Follow these electrical safety tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International ...

November 19, 2020 Read more
We Honor Our Veterans

We Honor Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on [...

November 10, 2020 Read more
Fire Prevention Week™ is October 4-10, 2020!

Fire Prevention Week™ is October 4-10, 2020!

  This year’s Fire Prevention Week’s campaign theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!TM” The campaign’s goal is to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen. Unattended cooking is the lea...

October 6, 2020 Read more
Ensure that your business or home is wired for the best connections

Ensure that your business or home is wired for the best connections

With so many people working virtually, and kids getting their classes online, it is more important than ever for your business or home to have structured wiring. Structured wiring refers to a whole-office or home network of audio, video, data, telephone, television, or security signals. Structured w...

August 17, 2020 Read more
Create ambiance with outdoor lighting

Create ambiance with outdoor lighting

This is a great time of year to build that patio or deck and make it an enticing evening gathering spot with perfect lighting. If you have a restaurant, think dining al fresco.  As you plan your outdoor space, think about how the space will be used, and plan the lighting around that.  As you [&hel...

July 20, 2020 Read more
Summer storms need a generator back-up plan

Summer storms need a generator back-up plan

These past few months, we have learned the importance of having back-up plans. Now, even as many shuttered businesses reopen, we have another factor to consider: the summer storm season! An above-average hurricane season (which runs between June 1 and November 30) has been predicted by Colorado Stat...

June 15, 2020 Read more
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