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The Little Blue Electrical Outlet Spark: Is it Dangerous?

Harrison Electric provides electrical repair and installation for homeowners in Plymouth, Minnesota and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area. 

How do You Know When to Upgrade Your Outlets?

The electrical outlet is the contact point between your device or appliance and the wiring throughout the home. If the connection is secure, you’ll get plenty of electricity to power your equipment. If it’s weak, you may suffer from electric shock, an electrical fire, or a power surge. In any case, we need to inspect the outlets in your home every one to two years to make sure they are in condition and working correctly. Upon inspection, we may need to upgrade the receptacles to newer, safer models. Here are three things we assess:

Do You Need Dedicated Circuits in Your Home?

Are the appliances in your home set up to operate efficiently and safely? One of the ways you can tell is if you trip a breaker when you have too many electronic devices running at the same time. This could be a sign that you need an electrical upgrade to one or more dedicated circuits in your home. Harrison Electric Offers dedicated circuit installation if you need a circuit breaker fixed or replaced. Let’s take a closer look at dedicated circuits and how they can benefit your home.

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.

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.

4 Ways to Tell if Your Home is an Electrical Hazard?

Since the electrical wiring in your home is (or should be) hidden behind drywall and insulation, it’s not always easy to tell if there is a weak component in the system that could cause a fire. So if you can’t see the problems, then how do you know they are there? Below are five ways you can tell if there is an electrical problem, and what you should do about it.

Typical Electric Repairs and Services

Electricity is an odd medium to work with, and you can trust experienced electricians have seen electricity do strange things at times. However, when contained to a professional coded system, electricity behaves as expected and, quite frankly, powers the nation. Outside of inventions and creative uses of electric power, there is a standardized, safe means of using electricity according to code, and such systems do require occasional maintenance, repairs, and upgrades in order to continue to function as a safe and useful aspect of your home.

5 Lighting Upgrades to Consider for Your Home

At Harrison Electric we believe that the right lighting can dramatically improve your home. From recessed lighting to grand chandeliers you have the ability to completely transform your home with beautiful fixtures. You can also increase the value of your home as well as improve your enjoyment of it. Here are a few lighting upgrades to consider:

Comparing Different Types of Electrical Wire

Electrical wiring is always evolving. Even as we speak, developers are creating ultra-safe, high-efficiency wiring that can be buried underground and last forever. While the technology is getting better, property owners are having a hard time keeping up.

Three Things You Should Know About Installing New Outlets

It isn’t hard to install new electrical outlets, but it’s important to prep your home accordingly. To avoid any strange scenarios, check out the three tips below:

Tip One: Turn Off the Breaker

Before adding a new outlet, you’ll need to make sure your breaker panel is turned off. Double-check that your breaker is turned off with a voltage tester. If you don’t have a voltage tester, plug in a lap to the nearest-available socket. Additionally, it’s a good idea to test the new socket directly by plugging the excess length into an electrical application.

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