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Electrical Problems

Typical Home Repairs Requiring a Licensed Electrician

You know how to do more than change a light bulb and are able to make some electrical repairs or upgrades yourself. Other repairs require using a licensed electrician. Consider a faulty switch, or non-functioning outlet, for example. It's not a difficult job to buy a new one from a hardware store and replace the old, but do you know what caused the failure in the first place? It may have been a one time power surge, but it may be a short in the wiring leading to the failure. A professional electrician can determine the cause and assure the safety of your family rather than fixing the symptom and hoping for the best.

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Are Sparking Outlets Safe?

You’ve probably seen it countless times: an electrical spark at the moment you plug in your hair dryer or blender. There are times when you can safely ignore that electric spark, but there are other times when that spark is a sign that something is wrong with your electrical system. At Harrison Electric, we’ve found that if you’ve experienced the following and you have an electrical spark, you should contact us as soon as possible to avoid an electrical fire.

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3 Ways Storms Can Damage Your Electrical System

When storm activity increases, there is always a chance that your electrical system in your home is in danger. In fact, a storm can be the cause of your electrical system if your system isn’t up to par. The following are three potential electrical hazards that a storm can turn into a nightmare.

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What to Expect when You Need Electrical Work

Every homeowner needs an electrical contractor as some point, whether it’s for repairs, additional electric usage, upgrades or new construction. Although electricians are required to be licensed, not all electricians are the same. Some electricians are more talented than other, some take the job more seriously than others, and some are just better workers all around. When you need an electrical contractor remember although no two jobs are the same they all share certain commonalities you can expect to see happen during the process.

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How to Deal with Electrical Damage Following Severe Weather

At Harrison-Electric, we understand how complicated your electrical system can be each day. Following a severe storm with strong winds can make matters worse for homeowners. We want you to know how to handle the situation so that you are not in harm’s way. The following are three tips for handling electrical damage following a severe storm.

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Reasons You Need an Electrician

In general, if you have a mechanical aptitude you can perform some minor electrical work as do-it-yourself projects. At the very least, you can remove the covers on your switches and outlets to paint, and you know how to check your circuit breakers when power goes out. However, most homeowners are going to need a licensed electrician on occasion for a number of reasons.

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How to Address an Electrical Emergency Situation in your Home

It's one thing if a power problem is outside your home.  You’ll tell your friends the next day, “There were trees falling.  I hate storm damage to my electrical lines.”  All you need in this situation is some sympathy and the utility company to deploy its professional crews to safely restore your electrical service.

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Understanding Power Outages in Individual Rooms

Having power throughout your home isn’t something that you think about on a regular basis. In fact, when you flip the switch, you anticipate the light coming on. However, there may be a day when the power doesn’t work as expected. More precisely, you may find that the power in one room isn’t working while all other rooms are fine. What do you do when you don’t have power in one of your rooms?

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Electrical Backups Before the Storm Hits

Although your regular power supply is proven to be a steady source of electricity for your home, it’s also known how a major storm can knock out your electrical connections on occasion. Typically, it’s only a short time of power outage for an evening or maybe an afternoon, so you go to bed early or take a much needed nap and the power is back on when you wake up. Two situations result in situations that aren’t so cute. One, you have work to do that can’t be postponed even though your power is off for a couple of hours. Secondly, when power is out for several days so you know you need to cook all the food you kept frozen, but can’t cook it because the power is out.

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Architectural Beauty and Electrical Horror in a Century Old Home

Older houses have a charm and appeal for most homeowners. A hundred years ago, homes weren’t as modular as today’s building techniques but instead trim work, mantles and cabinetry were built according to the space available and the contractor’s ability. Antique carpentry can be a thing of beauty, but electri

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