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NFPA 70A: National Electrical Code Requirements in Florida

Posted on: May 11, 2015

Want to know if your Tampa or St. Petersburg area home is meeting Florida electrical standards as well as National Electrical Code (NEC) guidelines? You’re not alone. The electrical system in your Florida home is essential to your home’s functionality and, let’s face it, without a reliable electrical system, how much of your daily activities…

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Extension Cord Safety

Posted on: May 27, 2014

How many times have you observed your neighbor using a weed-whacker that is connected to a series of four or five extension cords in order to reach the far corner of the yard? Probably plenty of times. When using a series of cords, be sure they are all the same rating, and check with the…

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The Case for Hiring a Licensed Electrician

Posted on: May 20, 2014

When it comes to fixing the electrical work in your Florida home, most homeowners who jump into the DIY pool do so for two main reasons. One, of course, is for the thrill of victory, so to speak. The other, and more obvious reason, is for the cost savings. The majority falls into the second…

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Why Your Circuit Breakers Keep Tripping

Posted on: May 13, 2014

At one time or another, everyone has been in the middle of using some electrical device when, all of a sudden, everything stops! What just happened? Well, you probably tripped a circuit breaker, or, as we usually refer to it, blew a circuit. Many events can cause this to occur. The most common is running…

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DIY Electrical and Insurance Issues

Posted on: May 6, 2014

With the DIY craze in full swing these days, do-it-yourselfers are attempting to refurbish, rehab, rebuild and remodel anything and everything within the walls of their homes. All you have to do is turn to any home improvement channel to observe a novice trying to tackle a major home renovation project. Some seem to know…

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Kids and Electricity: Safety First

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Most families have a fire plan, a tornado plan, and even a “what to do when you’re locked out of the house plan.” What many families don’t have is a practiced electrical safety plan. You may have told your children a million times not to put their fingers in wall sockets, but have you told…

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Setting the Mood

Posted on: April 15, 2014

There was a time during childhood when, at a friend’s house, the best thing to do was to play with the dimmer switch. At the time, this was the coolest thing in the world. When you had nothing like it at home, you got to enjoy the little things. It was so great; you could…

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Recessed Lighting for Grownups

Posted on: April 10, 2014

As you grow older you begin to understand why your parents cared so much about you not breaking things and wanting the house to look nice – not just when people came over, but all the time. It’s a matter of pride and stature, and with the purchase of a new house, the plan is…

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Ceiling Fan Blues

Posted on: April 8, 2014

If you have ever had a ceiling fan break on you in the middle of a hot summer night, then you know how devastating an experience it can be. Waking up in a sweaty mess, looking up, and seeing the old fan motionless. It’s annoying, frustrating, and worst of all, uncomfortable. When you finally manage…

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Having a Backup Plan

Posted on: April 1, 2014

If you live in a stormy or cataclysmic area, then you know how important it is to have a plan – an escape route, a first aid kit, a survival backpack, and anything else you might need to get by when push comes to shove. A few weeks ago a nasty storm hit our area,…

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