6 scenarios where you should call an electrician

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By Kate Wilkinson Often times people think that you should only call an electrician when something is wrong, but in reality, there are many different scenarios where you should call an electrician. Something smells like its burning, but there is no flame or sparks are flying We’re starting with the worst case scenario as both of these are signs of a potential electrical fire. These may be early signs of an electrical fire. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, … Continue reading

Main Benefits of Hiring a Professional Electrician

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Even though you might feel like you’re better off doing a few projects at home by yourself when it comes to electrical works and repairs you are much better off hiring a professional electrician to do the dirty work for you. A simple mistake made while dealing with an electrical switch or socket could cost you your life and should not be taken lightly. Here are some of the main benefits of hiring a professional electrician for your home to … Continue reading

Understanding Electrical Wiring (Home Edition)

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It is important to understand the electrical wiring in your home, whether you do repairs yourself or whether you have an electrician come and do it for you. Understanding the type of wiring in your home and how electrical fixtures work is important for your knowledge as well as safety. Most homes have two hot wires, into which one neutral wire will be inserted. These common types of electrical outlets or circuits will supply a current of 240/120 volts and … Continue reading

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Summer is almost here, which means barbecues and late night swims in your pool (or in your neighbor’s pool!) However, none of this will be as comfortable as it should be without the proper outdoor lighting. In fact, some research has found that as much as 90% of today’s homeowners see exterior lighting as a “must” in their yardscapes. The proper exterior lighting, though, takes planning as well as expertise. After all, haven’t we all been a bit disappointed with … Continue reading

5 Injuries You Can Suffer from DIY Electrical Work

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We’ve touched a bit on the subject of Do It Yourself solutions in the past. Mostly making mention here or there of when it is – and isn’t – a good idea. Your safety is always our absolute primary goal. So rather than leave it at a mention, we wanted to take some time to give you some important points. We support all kinds of on-your-own projects. It’s a great way to get a new skill set, or polish one … Continue reading

How Artisan Electric Can Help, Part II: A Safe Home

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There are tons of variations in how your home’s electrical operates, and there are a lot of ways where something can go wrong. Whether interior or exterior, you’ve got to make sure that everything is humming in perfect conjunction with another — whether it be smoke detectors, surge protectors or lightning protection. The friendly staff at Artisan has been in the business of keeping your home safe for over 20 years. If you’ve been noticing any of these problems in your … Continue reading