Fire & Life Safety System Improvements You'll Need When Installing High-Piled Pallet Racking


If you are the project manager of the installation of a new high-piled pallet racking system in a warehousing facility, there are a few crucial things you need to know about how the new racking system may affect your fire and life safety system. High-piled pallet racking systems create channels of air that can result in a chimney-like effect on air movement in the aisles within the warehouse, which can cause flames and smoke to spread rapidly in a fire.

8 January 2016

Deck The Halls (or the Outdoors): How Electrical Services Can Help You Create A Holiday Display


You have probably seen them -- the homes and lawns of people who go all out for Christmas. Some even compete in televised shows for the most amazing lights and decoration displays while others participate in a local contest for holiday lights and displays. What does it take to light up your entire home and yard? It takes a lot of electricity, and if your current electrical load on your fuse box cannot handle it, you need professional electrical services.

20 November 2015

In the Right Light -- 5 Vital Tips for Lighting Your Kitchen Remodel


When planning to renovate your kitchen, you've likely put a lot of thought into the layout, the appliances and the color scheme. But too few homeowners give sufficient attention to planning the lighting for their new kitchen. But lighting the kitchen properly is an important component of creating a useful and enjoyable new space. Here are 5 tips to make sure you're getting the best from your kitchen lighting plan.

11 November 2015

Love To Paint? 2 Tips For Turning Your Spare Room Into An Art Studio


If you love to paint and have an empty spare room that is not used, you can turn it into your own art studio. Not only will this give you a quiet place to paint, but it will also increase the value of your home. Below are two tips on getting this room ready for your paints and easel. Artist Easel You will need enough surface to work on to do your painting.

23 October 2015

The Importance Of Hiring A Professional Electrician For A Service Panel Replacement


Does your current home service panel need to be replaced? If so, then you might want to consider having a professional electrician do it for you. Sure, you might enjoy doing a lot of repairs and improvements around the house on your own, but electrical work might not be the thing to tackle on your own. To help you see the importance of hiring a professional, you will want to review the following key points.

20 October 2015

5 Tips For Safe Outdoor Use Of Extension Cords


Have you ever wanted to put up holiday lights but were afraid to do so because you worried that you'd start a fire if it started to snow and the cord got wet? Or, is the idea of having a travel trailer in your backyard enticing but the thought of providing power to it for your in-law's extended two-week vacation a bit intimidating? If you have ever wondered how to temporarily supply power to an outdoor location safely with an extension cord, here are 3 tips that will set your mind at ease.

11 August 2015

Power Surges: Causes And Prevention


Electrical problems can occur in your home at any time, but one of the most common is a power surge. When you experience one, sensitive electrical equipment can possibly be damaged. To protect your equipment, it is important that you understand why it occurs and what you can do to reduce damage.  What Is at Risk? When a power surge occurs, your computers, security systems, and even garage door opener is at risk.

27 July 2015

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill


Many families struggle with being able to afford their monthly electric bill. Fortunately though, there are many different ways that you can reduce the cost of this bill.  1. Clean Your Dryer's Lint Filter  You should try and make sure that you always take a few moments to clean your dryer's lint filter whenever you dry a load of laundry. Keeping the filter clean will help your dryer perform much more efficiently.

8 July 2015

Troubleshooting Frequent Issues With Electric Baseboard Heaters


Baseboard heaters are a popular home fixture in many homes, especially when a central HVAC installation would not be an economical feat. Even though these heaters are very effective at providing heat and will last for years without incident, they can have their fair share of problems. Here are a few of the most common issues you could have with the baseboard heaters that you have in your home and what you will need to do to make them work properly.

26 June 2015

The Dangers Of Pet Hair


You can tolerate the vet's visits, the potty accidents, and the occasional yard-break from your dogs, especially when they cuddle up next to you with that loving look in their eyes. Yet no matter how much you adore them, you may find it hard to live with the problems their endless hair shedding brings.  Allergies The piles of dog hair alone are not what cause the sneezing, watery eyes, and respiratory problems -- t's the danderthat comes with the hair.

19 June 2015