Resicon LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Never Rely on Unlicensed Electrical Work

Monday, September 9th, 2019

electrical-rewiring… and we’re including you in that statement! Unless you are an electrician licensed to work in the State of Washington, do not attempt to handle electrical repairs, installations, retrofits, or other work more advanced than changing light bulbs. Only trust this work to an electrical professional who can show you proof of proper, current licensing.

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Aluminum Wiring Is a Threat in Your Home

Monday, August 26th, 2019

wires-and-breakersElectrical wiring in houses has gone through many changes since electricity first became a regular part of home construction. We understand if you don’t think much about your home’s wiring—after all, it’s out of sight, and as long as the electric fixtures are working and you aren’t experiencing serious trouble, it won’t seem like there’s anything to worry about.

But your home may have outdated aluminum wiring—and this is a potential fire hazard. We strongly recommend you call us for electrical services in Tacoma, WA to rewire the parts of your house with aluminum wiring or create other fixes that will help keep your family safe.

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Signs Your House Needs Rewiring

Monday, August 12th, 2019

electrical-toolsThe electrical demands in homes are higher than ever before because of the many devices that must be plugged in around the clock. Charging stations, computers, larger entertainment systems, and more require a larger electrical load. We’ve already written about the importance of updating the electrical panel in your house for larger capacity. Today we’re looking into the wiring in your house. You may have outdated or bad wiring that requires electrical services in Olympia, WA to fix.

Many older homes in the area need extensive rewiring, and below are a few signs to watch for that will warn you that your home is one of them.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

electrical-panel-repairsThe electrical panel (a.k.a. circuit breaker box, or “fuse” box) is the central switching station of the electricity in your house. All the electrical current coming from the municipal grid enters the panel, where it divides into the different circuits for the outlets and fixtures in the house. To protect the electrical system in case of shorts and other problems, breakers are designed to trip and stop the current to a circuit.

It’s easy to take the electrical panel in a house for granted. You know where it is (we hope, if not go find out now) and you may occasionally need to reset a breaker if there’s a short in the house. A few tripped circuit breakers through the years is no big deal. In fact, it shows the panel is doing what it’s supposed to do.

The electrical panel, however, wears down and ages like any electrical appliance. It will need an upgrade one day—and that day may be just around the corner.

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Why You Should Update Your Home With GFCI Outlets

Monday, July 1st, 2019
electrical-outlet-wall

An outdated outlet.

The three-pronged outlet has been the standard in homes for a good stretch. These grounded outlets are simply better all around for household safety.

But having three-pronged outlets isn’t the end point when it comes to your home’s electrical safety. If you don’t have GFCI outlets in key parts of your house, we recommend calling our electricians in Kent, WA and scheduling installation to upgrade the old outlets.

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Have You Encountered These Lighting Issues?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

light-bulb-and-red-pencilThe lighting in a house may seem straightforward, but the lights are all part of a complex electrical system. When you notice problems with your lighting, please don’t assume the problem may simply be with a bulb or fixture. These issues may point toward trouble in other parts of the electrical system. Call on a licensed electrical contractor to investigate and find out what might need repairs.

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5 Characteristics of a Good Electrician

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

When you’re looking for a reputable electrician in Auburn, WA to perform repairs or services in your home, you might run into what’s called “choice overload.” This is the phenomenon of having so many available options that it becomes difficult to choose anything at all. This is quite common nowadays since a simple internet search for “electrician” can give you so many results.

However, you can severely reduce the pain of choice overload by narrowing down your options. There are several “good signs” that an electrician can possess that can assure you they’re the real deal, such as their credentials, the way they present themselves, and the services they offer.

You should remove any electrician from your list who doesn’t have these qualities:

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