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Electrical Repair

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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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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