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Electrical Repair

Do Electric Repairs and Upgrades Pay for Themselves?

Homeowners expect their house to always function at peak efficiency with minimal costs for repairs and upgrades. You're not alone if you have better ways to spend your hard earned money than hiring an electrician to incorporate the latest and greatest technologies into your house. However, sometimes it is a good call to invest in the long term function and economy of the house, as repairs and upgrades often pay for themselves with savings over time.

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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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Enhance Your Safety by Taking the Load Off Your Electrical System

You know that misusing your electrical system can be dangerous. With so much power coursing through the wiring in your home, it’s possible to cause a house fire if your system isn’t working properly.

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The DIY Rewiring Basics You Need to Know

Whether you’re installing new lights, a home theater or a thermostat, rewiring knowledge is precious. Rewiring your house isn’t necessarily difficult, but any project surrounding electricity should be taken with care. Don’t cross your wires, don’t approach a project lightly and check out these rewiring tips:

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Electrical Repairs: Who do You Call?

As a homeowner, you’re going to occasionally need professional repairs made at your house. For many jobs a cousin, a friend’s brother, or a great handyman recommended by a neighbor may be able to do a great job for a low price and it would be foolish not to accept those people to make light repairs or upgrades.

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Do You Need an Electrician?

Depending on the aptitude, knowledge, and experience of the homeowner, some electrical work can be conducted as a do it yourself project. It’s important to make sure you don’t get in over your head as an improper electric job can be a nuisance at best or a safety issue at worse, and it nearly always costs more to fix a botched job than to hire a professional to conduct it properly in the first place.

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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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How to Find the Best Electrical Contractor

When it comes to your home, it is natural to want the best. You want the best lawn and the best furniture. If you have an electrical problem following a severe storm, you want the best electrician. At years of experience in the industry, our team at Harrison Electric offers the best services in an around Minneapolis and Plymouth, so we want to help you avoid making mistakes when it comes to choosing an electrical professional.

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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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Distinguishing a Reputable Contractor

Although most contractors take great pride in their abilities and want to do the best possible work for the lowest possible price in order to keep clients happy, not all contractors are created equal. When you have work in your home, good intentions aren’t as good as great work. This concept is especially true when it comes to electrical contractors because of the importance that their job is done right the first time.

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