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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips
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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Pro Electrician Advice: Practice Pool Electrical Safety

Your local Columbia CT electrician wants you to stay safe while you're having fun this summer. You may remember to slather on the sunscreen and chug plenty of water, but electrical safety isn't usually on the top of your mind. Electricity & water Electricity and water don't mix. That's not news to anyone. However, the CPSC reports that there's been 60 electrocutions and 50 serious electrical shocks involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools since 1990. Electrical hazards include...

Electrician Tip: 4 Signs of an Outdated Electrical System

Inspect your electrical system annually Overheated wires in Windham CT The electrical system in your CT home should be looked over each year. New England weather, electricity demands and pests can all prematurely age your system. They can also create fire hazards and put your family's safety at risk. Your electrical system has a lifespan of about 20 years. After that, you need to start planning for an upgrade . A Rapid Service CT electrician will update your meter sockets, wiring, and other...

Electrical Safety: Holiday Decorating

Holiday electrical safety Electrical safety isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when the boxes are brought down from the attic. The kids are giddy to find their favorite ornaments. You're filled with nostalgia as you dust off the menorah. No matter what holiday you celebrate, there are some things to keep in mind as you transform your home for the season. ESFI conducted a study and found that: "...almost two-thirds of respondents use electric lights in their indoor decorating...

Electrical Panel vs. Fuse Box: The Difference

What is an electrical panel? Your electrical panel, sometimes known as a circuit breaker or breaker box , is usually found in the basement of your Connecticut home. Electricity is carried through the poles outside dotting your neighborhood. A wire leads from one of those poles to your home to what's called the outside service . The power is then directed inside your home to your electrical panel. When you open the panel cover, you'll see a bunch of numbered switches. Each of those switches is...

Electrical Safety Checklist for Fall

Happy first day of Autumn! The pumpkin spice coffee and well, all things pumpkin have been devoured the last couple weeks. But now that summer's officially behind us, it's time to get down to business. Preparing for the colder winter is no easy feat in Eastern CT. Winters are long and harsh. Even the most seasoned New Englander needs a little help to get ready for it. Fall is the perfect time to get a head start! The Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFI] put together this helpful...

Electrical Update in Windham CT

An electrical update in Windham CT was desperately needed. The electrical panel was outdated and overloaded. The outside electrical service was also outdated and weathered. Signs you need an electrical update An electrical system is considered outdated after 20 years or if your household's needs have increased. Brittle wiring, rust and/or corrosion are signs of age and weather damage. A licensed, professional electrician should inspect the system. If you have a Federal Pacific or Zinsco...

Quick Electrical Tip: GFCIs

* Quick Electrical Tip * Make sure all of your outside outlets are GFCI protected. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. What makes GFCIs different Electrical Safety Foundation International explains that GFCIs automatically cut power when a plugged in item comes in contact with water or begins to "leak" electricity. If a person becomes part of a path for leakage current he or she will be severely shocked or electrocuted. GFCIs prevent deadly shock by quickly shutting off power to...

Whole Home Surge Protection Available

Lightning season It's thunder & lightning storm season in Eastern CT! The storms usually bring relief from a spell of hot, humid weather. Most of us enjoy watching nature's light show. Unfortunately, these electrical storms can cause a lot of damage. Every summer, we replace well pumps and other equipmen t for homeowners because they get damaged by the surges in electricity. TVs, computers, laptops & microwaves that get fried also have to be replaced. Add in professional plumbing, electrical...

May is Electrical Safety Month

DIY electrical safety tips May is electrical safety month. A licensed, qualified electrical professional should perform the repairs in your home. However, if you decide to DIY, here are some safety tips: Always turn off the power at your electrical panel before you begin a repair. Never touch plumbing or gas pipes during your repair. Trust your gut. If you think you're in over your head, call a professional . Older homes electrical safety tip If your home is older than 40 years , you should...

Popping Light Bulbs in Hebron CT

Popping light bulbs are never a good sign. There IS a chance that you happened to purchase a faulty bulb. However, if you've replaced it more than twice and it keeps popping or burning out, it's an indicator that there's an underlying electrical issue. If you have popping light bulbs or fixtures throughout your home, you need to call an electrician IMMEDIATELY. Causes of popping light bulbs When selecting bulbs, make sure you purchase the correct wattage for the fixture. Using the wrong...

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    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

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  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

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  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

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    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

    Curt F. Beck
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