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Electrical Repair

Are Your Outlets Childproof?

For most parents, childproofing an electrical system includes purchasing a few plastic covers and plugging them into electrical outlets. Some curious children, however, have learned how to break that code and pull the covers off. Thankfully, there are safer options out there. Below, we explore three main types of outlet covers that are available for your home and how we can keep your child safe during their earliest years.

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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge

Kidde has recently recalled fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to their failure to discharge when used. The failure has already led to one death. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

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Electrical Problems That Cause Fires

If your house is more than 30 years old, you may have some faulty components in it. Old wiring parts are a safety hazard that can lead to a fire. Harrison Electric can inspect your home to din any areas where there may be a threat of fire. We can also look at any of your fixture or appliances to make sure they're wired properly. Below are key components we look at.

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What to do if You Have an Electrical Emergency This Winter

Wintertime in Minnesota is the worst time to be without electricity. If you don’t have a generator and you are not prepared for the loss of power, you and your family could be in a bit of trouble. Fortunately, Harrison Electric offers 24/7 emergency residential electrical repair for homes and properties in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota areas. While the weather conditions are not always favorable for electrical replacement, there are some things you can do until we arrive. Here are some tips on handling an electrical emergency:

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Update Your Outdoor Lighting This Winter

The weather in Minnesota is cold enough to damage your lighting system. While you and your family are safe inside your home, the lights are battling high winds, ice, snow, and extreme temperatures. So if you have an exterior lighting system, then now is the time to contact an electrician from Harrison Electric. We can give your exterior lights a complete inspection and then make the necessary upgrades to make sure that it is ready for winter. Here’s what we can do for your lights.

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Backup Your Electrical System This Winter

When the temperature outside is below freezing, the last thing you want is for the power to go out in your home. Fortunately, an electrical backup system will keep that from happening. What is a backup system? We answer that question below.

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5 Types of Electrical Outlet Upgrades

Are you tired of your electrical outlets shorting out? Then it’s time for you to get some upgrades. Harrison Electric offers five solutions for updating the electrical outlets in your home. Let’s take a closer look at each upgrade and how it benefits your entire electrical system.

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Should You Worry About Your Electrical System in the Winter?

Winter in Minnesota can wreak havoc on your electrical systems. But you can prepare your wiring and other components by hiring a Harrison Electric technician to come out and perform a complete inspection on your home as well as make the necessary upgrades. Below is shortlist of repairs and upgrades that we can make to ensure your home is weather-proof.

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How Harrison Electric Can Bring Your Electrical System up to Code

Most homeowners in Minnesota rarely think about residential city and state building codes. They’re usually faced with this reality, however, when trying to sell a home or when a disaster such as a fire occurs. Harrison Electric is a certified and Minnesota-licensed electrical contractor that has the training and knowledge to help you bring your home up to code and keep you from incurring stiff fines or, worse, suffering from a fire or other disaster. Below is a summary of how we can help you ensure that your home is code-compliant.

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2 Types of Electrical Wiring You Should Replace Right Now

Some types of electrical wiring should no longer be used. There are several reasons for this, but it mainly comes down to two: efficiency and safety. If the wiring in the home is no longer efficient, then you may see an increase in your energy bill each month. If the wiring is no longer safe, then you could be looking a fire that will bring your building to the ground. The question, then, is what type of wiring are no longer safe for your home? To answer the question, let’s find out more below.

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