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When Do I Need a Licensed Electrician?

The primary role of an electrician is to keep electrical current flowing in a safe and reliable manner to outlets and electrical equipment. Minor electrical tasks such as changing light bulbs, putting in ceiling fans, wiring outlets, etc. are things that homeowners can do themselves. A licensed electrician should be contacted to do the major or dangerous projects listed below.…

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When Do I Need a Licensed Electrician?
3 Tips About Buying Industrial and Commercial LED Lights

3 Tips About Buying Industrial and Commercial LED Lights

Wondering what the best light to use to light up your industrial or commercial space?  Are you comparing which kind of light to use to light up your warehouse or commercial space? The benefits for each kind of lighting system, fluorescent, halogen, incandescent and LED lights are many. However, more and more of our commercial clients are opting for LEDs…

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9 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About Electricity

Can you imagine living without electricity?  How much do you really know about electricity? It plays a big part in our day to day life but we bet you don’t know all the ways it’s used to benefit humanity. Here are some cool facts about electricity - guaranteed to amaze your friends and ignite some lively dinner conversations! 1. Does…

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9 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About Electricity
The Dangers of a Short Circuit

The Dangers of a Short Circuit

A short circuit is an electrical circuit that has an excess amount of current - this can damage your home and appliances. The reason it is dangerous is because the magnitude of electric current may be very large in such a short circuit, and the release of energy can be cataclysmic to your home or business. What Causes a Short…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician

An “electrician” who isn’t capable of working with electrical wiring and elements can cause substantial damage to your home as well as risk the lives of you and your family. Finding the right electrician can be as much a matter of safety as getting your money’s worth since electrical problems are among the leading causes of house fires. 1. Are…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home’s Electrical System

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home’s Electrical System

With every new year comes room for another year of memories and even some unexpected problems. Don’t let easy and doable tasks for safekeeping your home’s electrical system cause strife in your household. Here are some simple resolutions to prepare you for the upcoming year. 1. Add Inexpensive Door and Window Alarms Keeping doors and windows locked is your first…

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Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Blowing Out?

If your light bulbs keep blowing out, do not fret! It doesn’t mean you have a major wiring fault. Incandescent bulbs have a lifespan of around 900 hours; based on a usage of eight hours a day, a bulb should last roughly about four months. If you replaced the bulbs recently and the lifespan doesn’t seem to be all that…

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Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Blowing Out?
The Top 10 Christmas Light Safety Tips You Need to Know Now

The Top 10 Christmas Light Safety Tips You Need to Know Now

Many of us LOVE the most wonderful time of the year! Families display ornaments, lights and motorized characters on their roofs and front lawns. While holiday decorating is all about adding fun, sparkle and warmth to the season, it’s important to remember that many of our favorite decorations carry the risk of fire or electrical injury if not carefully used.…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Home Electrical Hazards You Need to Know

Electricity is absolutely vital to our lives today. We use it for cooking, heating our homes, and powering our electronics. However, it is important that we handle it with caution because as fascinating as electricity is, it has its dangers. A majority of us work with electricity indirectly and learning what hazards to look for is one of the best…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Home Electrical Hazards You Need to Know
Top 10 Projects You Need Electricians For in Your Home

Top 10 Projects You Need Electricians For in Your Home

Many times, we try tackling a DIY project on our own thinking that it’s more cost effective but any wrong move can make it more time-consuming and burn a deeper hole in our wallets. When it comes to electrical work, there are certain projects that should be done by a licensed electrician like Frontline Electrical Services in Benicia, California. Not…

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Are Home Automation Systems Worth It for You?

The trend for having smart home automation technology is rapidly growing with the capabilities of being able to use an app or voice command to control lighting, security, and surveillance on the home. Are they really worth all the hype?     More Convenience For those who enjoy the convenience of home automation, then smart devices should be just right…

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Are Home Automation Systems Worth It for You?
You’ll Never Forget these Top 5 Household Electronics That Actually Expire!

You’ll Never Forget these Top 5 Household Electronics That Actually Expire!

We tend to be good at remembering to check the expiration date of the foods stored in our fridge, but don’t always pay attention to the household electronics that surround us. Once the usefulness date is passed, some items can actually be hazardous. Here are the top five household electronics to keep an eye out for!   1. Power Strips…

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Top 10 Summer Electricity Saving Tips

Are You Asking “How Can I Save Electricity this Summer?” Americans spend more than $29 billion each year on air conditioning. The warm weather comes with a price. You are either paying for higher energy when you crank up the air conditioning or even when your kids are home from school and spend all day on their electronics. With these…

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Top 10 Summer Electricity Saving Tips
What’s Using the Most Electricity in My Home?

What’s Using the Most Electricity in My Home?

In practically every house in America, money is being wasted on energy consumption. Residential energy consumption is the third largest use of energy in the US. The average electricity spent per year is $1,368.36, and 35% of the power used is actually wasted. Up to 10% of your home’s power use comes from devices in standby mode, and it’s draining…

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What Should I Do When My Circuit Breaker Trips?

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping? If you flip a switch and nothing comes on, or electricity doesn’t work in a certain area of your home, then the circuit breaker has tripped. Circuit breakers are designed to trip when they detect overheating that can cause electrical hazards; cutting off electric supply when excessive current is detected. If a breaker…

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What Should I Do When My Circuit Breaker Trips?