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

Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters can be fire hazards Space heater safety needs to be at the top of everyone's minds. Each winter, we see the horrible headlines of families displaced due to a fire. They can be so easily prevented. Space heaters are often used during the coldest days of the year, to provide that extra burst of heat. Sometimes, they are used to help with the cost of heating in between oil fills. According to the National Fire Protection Agency [NFPA], space heaters are the leading cause for house...

Electrical Safety for the Holidays

Our friends at the Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFI] have put together some great electrical safety tips to help you prepare for the holidays. Prepare with care Planning and preparation is essential to reducing your stress during the holiday season. While we can’t help you manage your budgets, guests, and travel arrangements, we can help you plan and arrange for safe holiday decorations. If you didn't change your smoke detector batteries when you set your clocks back, now is...

Sparking Electrical Switch

A sparking electrical switch or outlet is never a good sign. A Manchester CT homeowner called us because she noticed that her light switch wasn't working and she could see a spark. We recommend that you immediately stop using any electrical source that is not working properly until a repair can be made. For added precaution, we suggest you turn the electricity off at the panel for the troubled area, if possible. Your electrical panel should be clearly labeled so you can locate your electrical...

10 Ways to Spot Counterfeit Electrical Products

Counterfeit electrical products or legit? Buying a counterfeit electrical product may save you a few bucks, but is it worth putting the safety of your loved ones and home at risk? The Electrical Safety International Foundation (ESFI) has put together 10 tips to help you spot counterfeit electrical products. What to look for Only a mousetrap offers free cheese. If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Compare prices of similar products and avoid any that are drastically cheaper...

Signs of Bad Electrical Outlet

Bad electrical outlet signs Isn't it funny how quickly time passes us by? One minute, you're unpacking boxes and setting up 'house' in your new home. The next minute, you're calling your local electrician because an electrical outlet is sparking. It's only when making that phone call that you realize 20 years has passed since you unpacked that first box. Work and social obligations have kept you busy most of that 20-year span. You may have overlooked some of the signs that electrical updates...

Surge Protection from Summer Storms

Summer is a wonderful time of year for trips to the beach and picnics at the park. Unfortunately, we always have to keep our eyes to the skies for the unexpected thunderstorms in CT. High humidity levels create some powerful lightning storms that can wreck havoc on your home's electrical system. Surge protection can help safeguard your home's electronics and well water system. What is surge protection? When hearing the term "surge protection," most people instantly picture a small piece of...

Electrical Service Change in Storrs CT

Since May is Electrical Safety Month , we'd like to take the chance to walk you through one of our electrical service change jobs. Why an electrical service change? An electrical service change can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Age, weather exposure and usage are some of the factors that should be examined. One of our Storrs CT customers had an overloaded electrical panel. The electrical needs of his household had increased and his current 200 amp service needed to be replaced. This...

Electrical Safety Month - May 2014

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and we are joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign features the launch of Electrical Safety Illustrated magazine, which discusses timely electrical safety issues and equips consumers with the knowledge to protect their homes, families, and communities from electrical hazards. Melted splice due to space...

It's National Fire Prevention Week!

The message for this year's Fire Prevention Week is " Prevent Kitchen Fires ." From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Through apps , online quizzes , and activities on their website, they will help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place. Fast facts about fire Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, followed heating...

Standby Generator: Benefits for your home

A home standby generator is the answer to Mother Nature's mood swings! Keep the lights on, the movie playing and the coffee brewing. It doesn't matter what the weather is doing. A Kohler generator restores your power automatically and keeps you connected to what you love to do! When you think of emergency power supply, you most likely think about a portable generator. However, a standby unit has many more benefits. Standby vs. Portable Generators Standby Generator Automatically restores power...

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