Tales from the power lines

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Generators a Smart Move as Hurricane Season’s Most Active Months Approach

Generators a Smart Move as Hurricane Season’s Most Active Months Approach

Installing a generator or making sure your existing generator is operating at peak efficiancy is especially important as we approach September. Although it has been a relatively slow start to hurricane season, with no major storms developing in the Atlantic, this is not unusual and we therefore cann...

August 24, 2022 Read more
Six Great Reasons to Use a Licensed Electrician

Six Great Reasons to Use a Licensed Electrician

It’s tempting to hire a repair person to do the electrical work for that home improvement project. Heck, it seems like an easy job – why hire a more expensive electrical contractor when your repair person or Cousin Joe says he can do the work? The saying “you get what you pay for” rings true...

May 16, 2022 Read more
Electric Vehicle Sales Boom!  Little Sparkie can Safely Install YOUR EV Charger!

Electric Vehicle Sales Boom! Little Sparkie can Safely Install YOUR EV Charger!

Are you one of the thousands of Maryland residents that now has a plug-in electric vehicle (EV)? According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, the state has more than 25,000 electric vehicles registered. * Frederick County boasts the third highest percentage of electric vehicles – .7...

March 9, 2022 Read more
Seeking PT Generator Technician

Seeking PT Generator Technician

We are seeking a generator maintenance technician for flexible PT 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 person...

March 9, 2022 Read more
Space heaters can cause fires and electric shocks

Space heaters can cause fires and electric shocks

Temperatures will dip below freezing next week, and you my be looking to a space heater to warm up your office. But those little heaters can cause big problems if not used correctly. Here’s some advice from the Electrical Safety Foundation International regarding space heaters: – They sh...

February 11, 2022 Read more
Little Sparkie Electric Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Little Sparkie Electric Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Neither a volatile economy nor a pandemic has hampered the growth of Little Sparkie Electric, LLC. Catherine Nazarene, managing member and a working licensed Maryland and Virginia Master Electrician, has built her successful business by focusing on hard work, excellent service, and diversifying he...

January 17, 2022 Read more
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
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