FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Tips Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Monday, January 28th, 2019

plug-in-outletWhen it comes to home safety, there’s a lot to consider. Most homeowners hear that term and think about home security—for example their alarm system and door locks. This is of course a very important part of making sure your home and family are protected, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about today.

Today, we want to give you some tips to keep you safe, from your electrical system. No, your wiring and electrical fixtures are not inherently dangerous. But they can be if you attempt electrical jobs on your own, or if you let old wiring go too long before being replaced. Keep reading for some electrical safety tips.

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Is Degrading Electrical Wiring Threatening Your Household?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Service technician testing a furnaceOf all the issues that could potentially threaten parts of your household, electrical problems are perhaps the most concerning. After all, while a plumbing problem can inflict water damage and a heating system issue could leave you uncomfortable for a couple of days, electrical wiring problems could cause electrocution and/or house fires.

It’s essential that you have a professional electrician in Andover, MA check the wiring in your home at least every few years. This will substantially decrease the likelihood that a severe problem will occur.

Even with this diligent maintenance, however, there’s still a chance an electrical wiring problem can happen, and therefore we urge all homeowners to be aware of the signs that their home has one. Should any of the following scenarios describe yours, give our team a call right away.

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Do Storms Threaten Your Electrical System?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundHave you ever noticed you find yourself replacing lightbulbs and appliances such as your microwave or toaster oven more often than you should have to? If this is the case, then there’s a pretty good chance that what you need for your home is proper surge protection. This is a vital step in protecting your household’s most important electronic devices!

But how do power surges occur? Well, for one thing, storms. And depending on the time of year, there’s a good chance you can experience one that really does a number on your home. Storms aren’t the only threat to your electrical power—which we’ll discuss more below—but are important to note in discussing the necessity of surge protection.

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Have You Fallen for Any of These Energy Saving Myths?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Myths or Facts concept with business woman hand drawing on blackboardAs one of the Boston area’s lead resources for electrical services, we’re often party to a number of misconceptions from homeowners. It is our aim to provide you with optimal customer service, and we believe part of doing this is educating our customers on how they can best utilize their electrical fixtures and electronic appliances so that they are saving energy—by dispelling a few myths that you might still believe.

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Electrical Wiring: Why This Job Requires a Pro

Monday, July 30th, 2018

new-GFCI-electrical-outlet.Are you getting ready to upgrade your home’s electrical panel so the system can handle more demand? Or perhaps you suspect you need to rewire part, if not all, of your home. Whatever your electrical needs are, the most important thing to keep in mind is how important it is to hire a trained and experienced professional for any aspect of Westwood, MA electric wiring service.

After all, don’t you want to make sure that individual has the right amount of expertise, not to mention licensing, to get the job done correctly? Sure! But, how do you know what to look for when hiring an electrical pro? Fortunately, we’ve listed some guidelines below to help you understand why hiring a pro is so important, and what to look for. Read on!

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Do You Have the Right Outlets Installed in the Right Places?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

electrical-outlet-and-cover-plateIf you have an older home, or are interested in having renovations done on a newer property, then there will come a time, sooner than later, that you need to contact a professional electrician in Waltham, MA for outlet installation. When that time comes, do you know how to choose which outlets are best, and where?

This is not as easy a task as just hopping in a standard hardware store and picking up the most affordable thing you can find—you will want to factor in what is safest for your living space.

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How to Stay Cool in a Summer Power Outage

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

white-question-mark-on-a-blue-backgroundWe’ll start this off by saying the best way to stay cool in a summer power outage is to prepare for a summer power outage now. We get it—you never know when a blackout might occur. True, widespread blackouts tend to be more common in the winter time, what with the storms we experience. However, take it from our Peabody, MA electricians… that doesn’t mean homeowners are immune to them in the summer.

And when the power does go out in the summer, all of the sudden you’re stuck without an air conditioner, without refrigeration, and generally without a way to keep cool. At least, this is the case if you don’t prepare.

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Time to Check Your Generator for Repair Needs

Monday, June 18th, 2018

generator-being-repairedAmong the various appliances and systems you just can’t do without—like an air conditioner in the summertime—generators are at the top of the list. Your whole-house generator is an emergency system, and if it fails to start up or starts malfunctioning when you need it the most, your situation could be worse than just an inconvenience.

The best way to prevent generator problems and to avoid a generator completely breaking down on you is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on an annual basis. This gives our technician the chance to ensure that any problems are dealt with before they grow worse. Make sure to watch out for any signs that your generator is developing problems between maintenance sessions though. The sooner you recognize a problem and call for electrical repair in Dover, MA, the better off (and more reliable) your generator will be.

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These Signs Indicate You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, June 4th, 2018

electrician working on wiresOf the various problems you might face as a homeowner, electrical issues are among the most concerning, since you have your family’s safety to consider. Electrical malfunctions can cause injury in the form of electrocution, or even fires and subsequent property damage. It’s vital to your home and safety that you have a professional electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Without this level of home care, you increase the risk of running into a problem.

One of the most commonly neglected—or rather, forgotten—electrical components in most homes is the electrical panel. Homes today are increasing their electrical demand, with the addition of high-efficiency appliances, home theaters, and even mobile devices that need charging. But homeowners aren’t upgrading their electrical systems to accommodate for all of this, which can lead to a Danvers, MA electric repair service more often than you would like, not to mention the safety risks we already mentioned.

But do you know how to detect if you need an electrical panel upgrade? Keep reading for a brief guide on how to do so.

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Do I Really Need to Hardwire My Fire Alarm?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.Chances are you already know how important it is to have a working Boston, MA fire alarm in each room of your home. It’s not just one of those things that’s a “good idea to have”—it’s an absolute necessity. What many homeowners may not realize, however, is that they should have their fire alarms hardwired into their electrical system, too.

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