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Residential Electrician

Everything You Never Thought You Needed To Know About Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting has recently become a popular style choice among home owners and builders, as well as for commercial buildings. It provides a neat and clean appearance that provides light without interrupting the flow of the room or the lines of the ceiling, or in some cases a wall. There are a few things you need to know if considering using recessed lighting either as part of a new home being built or as a renovation project in your current abode.

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Replacing Outlets And Switches

Every home needs upkeep and maintenance, especially older ones. The electrical switches and outlets are often overlooked. Although any particular outlet may not be important, if it isn’t working it’s likely a sign of a larger problem. Switches usually aren’t replaced when they should be but rather as an afterthought when they stop working altogether. Even if an electric outlet or switch is still working, there are times when you should go ahead and have them replaced.

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Tips For Hanging Your Chandelier The Right Way

If you're looking to create a statement with your dining room lighting, the best way to do this is with a chandelier directly above the dining room table. Below, you will find some tips on purchasing as well as hanging your chandelier. Remember, you should always consult with an electrician here in Minneapolis for the installation.

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3 Instances When A Professional Electrical Contractor Is Needed

There are plenty of people who want to be able to make their own home repairs. While some repairs are perfect for DIY-ers, electricial work simply is not. Here are three instances when you may need the help of a local electrical contractor:

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When You Should Hire A Professional Electrician, And Why?

The job of an electrician is more difficult than it may appear. It certainly is more difficult than simply tying a few wires together, twisting a few screws, collecting a paycheck, and calling it a day. It requires the knowledge and dedication of a licensed specialist. Even with the experience and understanding required to pass the licensure test, most states recognize the number of various problems that arise in the field and require the electrical contractor to be bonded and insured against accidents.

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Electrical Problems And Upgrades

When you need electrical repairs in the Minneapolis area, you need a company you can count on to do the work correctly. As a homeowner, there are many issues you can face and most electrical work should be performed by a local electrician in Minneapolis.

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Outdoor Lighting: Why You Need It

Many don't think too much about it, but outdoor lighting can come very in handy. While most of you know it will improve safety, you may not know that it can be helpful in a number of other ways. Here are just a few of the reasons why you may want to consider outdoor lighting at your home in Plymouth, Minnesota:

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Avoid Getting Shocked With GFCIs

Many homeowners are not aware, but not all electrical outlets are equal. There are some that offer more protection than the typical outlet. These are known as GFCI outlets, or ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets. These outlets are designed to help protect against unnecessary electrical fires and electrical shock.

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Christmas Lights: Why You May Want to Consider Adding Another Outlet

Did you know that in 2013 there were approximately 230 home fires that were started due to a Christmas tree? In some cases, these fires weren't directly related to the tree. Instead, it was due to an electrical malfunction of some sort. If you have a live tree, then your risk of having a home fire around the holidays dramatically increases. Luckily, there is one simple way that you can help reduce your overall risk of a home holiday electrical fire: additional outlets.

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