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Electrical Repair

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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Remodeling? Upgrade Your Electrical System

Spring is one of the best times to spruce up your home and do a little remodeling. If you are like most homeowners, then you have allowed your to-do list to grow over the winter, and spring is your first opportunity to add your new room or expand your garage. To maximize your remodeling efforts, we recommend that your upgrade your electrical system in the process

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The Benefits of Replacing Old Light Fixtures

If you are like many homeowners, your home is a constant work in progress. Your desire to make your home uniquely yours is a constant endeavor. Unfortunately, there are many areas within your home you may overlook in an effort to make your home look appealing. In particular, some homeowners constantly overlook their old light fixtures.

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Why You Should Avoid Electrical Work Without A Permit

As a homeowner you’ve probably needed electrical work conducted at some point. If you’re like most people, you’ve considered the possibility of having a handyman or electrician’s helper conduct the work to save money even though they don’t have a license. Consider there are reasons other than cost to consider when having electrical work done in your home.

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How to Deal With A Partial Power Outage

If you've ever experienced a partial power outage, you know just how weird it seems. You thought you had a steady stream of power, so if it was compromised, you’d experience less power throughout the house rather than half on, half off, right? That’s not always the way it works. From the viewpoint of an engineer or a professional electrician, a partial power outage would be better described as a phase loss.

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Ceiling Fan Replacement: How To Choose The Right One

Once you've decided it is time for a ceiling fan replacement in your Minneapolis, Minnesota home, you have to get that new ceiling fan. However, it needs to match with your current interior décor while also providing the best cooling effect in the room that you are putting it in. It's hard to make this decision, but here are a few tips to help you choose the right ceiling fan:

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3 Ways To Prevent Unnecessary Home Electrical Fires

Home fires are much more common than many homeowners think. What's even more alarming is the fact that tens of thousands of those residential fires are caused by the home's electricity. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association in the United States says that between 45,000 and 50,000 fires in the home since 2000 have been caused by defective electrical wiring. Those electrical fire hazards have taken the lives of hundreds of people each year and cost over $1 billion in property damage.

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