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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
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
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
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