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 are more important. Willingness to learn is paramount. Will train the right person.
Maturity and the ability to relate to customers are a must. Competitive wages commensurate with experience and competence. Non-stuffy work environment – we have fun on the job.
Military veterans, auto mechanics, and semi- or totally-retired people who would enjoy a challenge and an opportunity to earn additional income are also encouraged to apply.
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 want to show your home in the best light, so take the time to really gauge the quality of your lighting by closing your curtains/blinds and looking at each room as though you’re a potential homebuyer. Make a note of any rooms that are poorly lit or just seem dark and then call an electrician so that you can have some additional lighting installed.
“Even worse than a poorly lit room, however, is when the lights don’t work at all. Sometimes the light bulb is just burnt out, while other times the socket itself is in need of repair. Consider calling an electrician before you begin showing your home to make sure it’s shining its brightest like the one above. Potential buyers (and your bank account) will thank you for the investment.”
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 would come to be known as “the Great Recession.”
Our first paying job came just two days after we opened our doors, and our business has been growing steadily ever since!
Keeping business busy by servicing generators
One of the ways we’ve grown our business is by expanding our Generac Generator sales and services for commercial businesses and residences.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s good to get your generator professionally serviced before the ice storms hit! Many people don’t realize that a generator is like an engine, and servicing it is no project for a DIYer!
After servicing generators for 13 years, and training novice technicians, we know what to look for as well as what to listen for.
Although we have all of the sophisticated testing equipment, experience plays a major role in tracking down problems and coming up with solutions!
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 upfront to assist with the initial design for your business, a tenant build-out, or your home. We can also fit a wiring system into an existing home or business.
An interesting recent project we did for a telescope observatory in Mt. Airy included running a 30-amp feeder out to a subpanel that we installed in the observatory and installing receptacle circuits in the dome according to the builder’s requirements. We also installed a second conduit for a Cat5e data communications wiring and installed jacks in the dome for the computer hookup.
“When I managed the Regus Business Center in Frederick I had a customer that needed a remote TV set-up with special electrical connections in his office.
“I immediately recommended Little Sparkie Electric because I needed someone I could trust. It was a complex job that also required making connections to electrical boxes in other parts of the building and coordinating with the building manager.
“Catherine knew what she was doing – I didn’t have to worry about anything – she did a wonderful job for my client.”
— Jean Wright, former General Manager, Regus Business Centers
Our services include:
New construction, tenant fit-outs, remodeling, additions, basement finishing, bathrooms, kitchens – you name it!
Troubleshooting and repairs
Air conditioning/appliance circuits
Backup generators – installation, maintenance, and repair
Bathroom exhaust fans
Home theater systems
Move existing telephone jacks
Install new telephone or data jacks
Assist with television cabling services, such as cable TV or satellite service
Electric vehicle chargers
GFCI outlet replacement
Indoor residential and commercial lighting
Occupancy and motion sensors/lighting controls
Outdoor residential, commercial and parking lot lighting
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 qualified electrician check your wiring on a regular basis to make sure your home and workplace wiring is safe. If you need to, upgrade and replace old and faulty wires.
common home and workplace hazards include:
or improper connections, such as electrical outlets or switches
appliance or extension cords
or pierced wire insulation, which could occur from, for example, a chair leg
sitting on an extension cord
wire insulation caused by heat, age, corrosion or bending
wires or cords
of course, electrical wire that has been chewed by rodents
Dust can also be
Too much dust is also dangerous, whether
from coal, silica, cement, asbestos, grain, fabrics, flour, wood, metals or
materials like leather and rubber. A
cloud of concentrated dust is potentially combustible, in addition to causing
Use an exhaust ventilation system, a
dilution ventilation system, or a vacuum that’s approved for collecting dust. The
presence of dusts in ignitable quantities means that the area where they are
present is considered a “hazardous location”, which means many new safety rules
come into play.
For home, office, and workplace, make sure your portable fire extinguishers are inspected and tagged as often as needed, and that your family and staff know how to operate them.
And finally, always hire a licensed electrical contractor. This is not the area to be a DIYer or to rely on an all-around handy person. Even a “small job” done carelessly or incorrectly can pose serious life-threatening fire hazards. A break in a hot wire or a loose connection won’t trip a circuit breaker (except for the newer arc-fault breakers) or blow a fuse, and the resulting electrical arc is literally the hottest natural phenomenon on earth.