Tales from the power lines

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Lightning, wind – even tornadoes – all are reasons you need a generator!

Lightning, wind – even tornadoes – all are reasons you need a generator!

It’s early June, but we’ve already seen our share of summer storms – even a tornado! With storms come power outages for homes and businesses.  Think melted ice cream and downed computer systems, to mention a few of the inconveniences and lost business that can result! Power outages often last...

June 10, 2019 Read more
Receptacles shouldn’t become loose

Receptacles shouldn’t become loose

Many people like the convenience of leaving appliances plugged in. We don’t unplug everything at our house either. Anything with a power supply (computers and cell phone chargers are two examples) does draw a small amount of current even when the equipment is turned off, and these small draw...

May 9, 2019 Read more
Tips to Avoid Common Electrical Appliance Problems

Tips to Avoid Common Electrical Appliance Problems

We tend to take our electrical appliances for granted.  We put clothes in the washer, add detergent, push a few buttons, and presto – clean clothes!  The same goes for the dryer.  But that power we’ve learned to depend on is also a potential source of problems.  According to the Electrical S...

April 24, 2019 Read more
Our Service Charges

Our Service Charges

Ever wonder about our service charges and if they are worth it? When we arrive at your door, we’ve already incurred a number of costs just to get us, our service truck, and our equipment there. Think of this analogy:  Without years of expensive medical training and experience, your doctor couldn...

March 22, 2019 Read more
Avoiding Rodents and Electrical Arcs!

Avoiding Rodents and Electrical Arcs!

Nobody likes mice or rats on their property, but beyond the obvious reasons for keeping rodents out, here’s another one: they can chew your electrical wires and potentially cause a fire. Damaged, worn, cracked or corroded electrical wires can increase the chance of electrical accidents. Have a qua...

February 27, 2019 Read more
Here’s Why You Need a Generator…

Here’s Why You Need a Generator…

Why do you need a generator? Winter is here, and with it the possibility of losing power. Power outages often last for hours, days or even weeks, and they can be costly if you’re not prepared. But it’s not just inclement weather that can turn the lights out. Curious animals, automobile a...

January 14, 2019 Read more
Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season!

Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season!

This isn’t just the time of year when we eat more than usual, it’s also when we have the most household accidents and fires, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, Inc. (ESFI). With multiple strings of lights, electrical holiday decorations, candles and lots of cooking, it...

December 5, 2018 Read more
Avoid Electrical Fires Before they Start!

Avoid Electrical Fires Before they Start!

Electricity causes more than 40,000 fires every year in the United States, resulting in hundreds of injuries and deaths. Electrical fires kill more than 750 people and cause more than $1 billion in property damage annually, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The top ele...

November 16, 2018 Read more
Follow These Fall Safety Tips!

Follow These Fall Safety Tips!

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), reminds you to keep electrical safety in mind as the cooler fall weather moves many activities back indoors. The following safety tips will help you stay safe during the change of seasons: Safely store warm weather tools like lawn mowers and tri...

October 10, 2018 Read more
Dangers from Space Heaters Are Not Over Yet!

Dangers from Space Heaters Are Not Over Yet!

By Master Electrician Catherine Nazarene, Little Sparkie Electric LLC Maryland has seen some warm winter days recently, but that doesn’t mean the dangers of space heaters are over.  In fact, people may actually use the space heaters more to avoid cranking up the thermostat when temperatures drop....

February 26, 2018 Read more
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