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Household Hazards: 4 Common Electrical Problems at Home

Residential electrical hazards are extremely common. Harrison Electric discusses four of the most prevalent electrical issues for today’s homeowners.

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Does Your Home Have Aluminum Wiring? Here’s Why You Need to Replace It

Outdated aluminum wiring can present a hazard to you and your family. Harrison Electric explains why it’s important to replace aluminum wiring with modern, industry-standard materials.

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Own an Older Home? Why You Need to Upgrade Your Wiring

The charm and character of an older home cannot be understated; however, the electrical wiring within such homes often calls their safety into question. Times have changed, and with them, electrical codes—primarily for heightened safety and to accommodate our growing desire for electronic devices. Why do you need to upgrade your wiring if you live in an older home? The experts at Harrison Electric in Plymouth, Minn. are here to explain:

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Is Your Electric Bill Burning Through Your Bank Account? 5 Money-Saving Tips

Who loves saving money? You? Electrical upgrades can help with that. The average American spends just over $100 per month on their electric bill, and while that may not seem substantial, over time, the numbers can really add up. If the total on your monthly electricity statement is higher than you’d like it to be, a few small electrical tweaks can make a substantial difference. How? The experts at Harrison Electric in Plymouth, Minn. are here to explain.

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Electrical Emergencies: What You Need to Know

We know it’s not something you’d like to ponder, but if you ever find yourself in the middle of an electrical emergency, it’s critical that you keep your head on straight. Electrical emergencies can happen at any time, for many reasons, and they can seriously endanger your well-being if you’re not well prepared. At Harrison Electric, your safety is our utmost concern, and we know electrical emergencies can be both frightening and overwhelming. To help keep you and your loved ones out of harm’s way, we’ve put together some tips on how to handle the most common electrical emergencies. Take these to heart—you never know when you may face a similar situation.

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Why DIY Electrical Work is Downright Dangerous

Thinking about doing your own wiring to save yourself a few bucks? Think again. Do-it-yourself wiring is not only dangerous, it can actually cost you more money than you realize if you don’t do it properly. If you’re not a trained electrician, step away from the wiring, and call a professional. Sure, with the advent of DIY Youtube videos and tutorials online, you may think electrical wiring is a piece of cake; however, nothing could be further from the truth. The safety of your entire home and family is at stake when you attempt to install or repair your home’s wiring—mistakes are simply not an option. Here to explain why you should never wire your own house are the professionals at Harrison Electric.

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Summer Storm Damage: Here’s How to Keep Your Home Safe

We all know that when summer rolls around, so do the thunderstorms. In Minnesota, we have an average of 30-40 summer storms every year, which means we get a hefty dose of dangerous lightning and potentially damaging winds. To protect your home and family, it is critical that you prepare for severe weather by taking the appropriate steps.

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Electrical Outlets: The Dangers of Overloading Your Sockets

The modern home has dozens of items plugged into wall sockets at any given time. Think about it for a moment: phone chargers, televisions, gaming systems, household appliances, lamps—it seems just about everything has a plug or a charger these days. And when you plug too many things into an outlet at once, you create a hazard for your home and family. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, overloaded sockets are responsible for over 5,000 residential fires annually! If you don’t want to join that statistic, our electricians at Harrison Electric are here to give you a few tips to keep your household safe.

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Why You Need a Professional for Home Lighting and Surge Damage

Whether internal or external, there are several situations that can cause a power surge. However, some power surge issues are larger than others and require professional assistance. Depending on your electrical dilemma, we're here to offer simple power surge troubleshooting tips in the event you may not need to call in a professional.

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Make Your Newly Purchased House Safer with an Electrical Update

Older homes are often charming due to their unique attributes, and you may have recently bought yours for this very factor. However, not everything that's unique is visible—or good. In many cases, previous homeowners will have made their own changes, fixes, and what they thought were upgrades. The problem is that not all of them will have had the skills or training needed to do it right. When this situation involves electricity, it often leaves behind fire hazards, shock hazards, and breakers that mysteriously trip.

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