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Electrical Repair

Let Harrison Electric Install Your New Lighting

Installing new lighting can be trickier than it looks. Old wiring, bad grounds, and other problems create unexpected hazards. Let a licensed electrician do the work to stay safe!  

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Electrical Repairs After Storm Surge Flooding

This guide from Harrison Electric Inc., serving Minneapolis and Plymouth, Minnesota, describes what to do and what not to do when cleaning up after flood waters recede and how the electrical system can be brought back into service.

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When Should You Call an Electrician for Home Repairs?

Repair of electrical wiring, components and fixtures often-times requires the skill of a certified electrician, given the risks and tools involved. An experienced professional can make cost-effective repairs in a safe and efficient manner, giving you lighting in your home that you can trust. Below are examples of when you should call an electrician for work.

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The Importance of Surge Protectors

It is recommended that both homes and businesses use surge protectors. There are two different types of surge protectors. This includes a whole home or building surge protector and an outlet or strip surge protector. A whole home or building surge protector protects the entire building or home, whereas an outlet or strip surge protector just protects the items that are plugged into the surge-protected outlet or strip. If you are considering getting and using a surge protector, you may wonder why it is important to have one. Here are two reasons ways surge protectors can help you.

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Popping Circuit Breakers: An indication that an electrical upgrade is due

Did half your lights go out and everybody shouted out, "Not again!" A popping circuit breaker can be an indication your home is in need of professional electrical service. Circuit breakers are designed to switch off power to the circuit when too much electricity is being drawn through the lines, preventing a short and possibly a fire.

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The Steps Involved in Adding an Electrical Outlet

An outlet may not always be where you need it to be. When this happens, you may have to rearrange your space so you have access to an existing outlet or use an extension cord. The final option is to add a new outlet to the space where you want it. It’s always wise to leave all electrical work to a trained electrician. Here are the steps an electrical contractor follows when adding a new electrical outlet to your home:

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Flickering Lights: A Sign It’s Time to Call a Licensed Electrician

If the light over the dining table is flickering, but no wind is blowing outside your home, this is an indication there is a loose connection somewhere in the line. While giving the bulb a twist is often the solution, only a qualified electrician, like the ones at Harrison Electric, Inc., will be able to provide a safe solution when the obvious fix doesn’t work.

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Does Your Ceiling Fan Need to be Replaced?

Ceiling fans have an estimated lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Their exact lifespans vary based on the quality of the fan, how frequently it is used, and how well it’s maintained. There are a number of reasons why you may need to have a ceiling fan in your home replaced. Here are a few of those reasons:

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Power Out? Here are the Steps You Should Follow to Get it Fixed

If power goes out in one portion of your home rather than your entire home, you know right off the bat that you are dealing with an electrical problem. If you are in this situation, you may find yourself wondering what to do. Here are the steps you should follow to help fix your power outage.

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Electric Bills Are Climbing: Here’s How to Lower Them

Does your electric bill seem unreasonably high? If you want to lower your electric bill in your home or business, contact Harrison Electric. We can replace your old electrical system and add new wiring, outlets, and a breaker box.

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