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Leaves & Electrical Hazards

September 12, 2017
Leaves are already turning in central Indiana, and autumn doesn’t officially begin until Sept. 22. For this reason, now is a good time to discuss dry leaves and electrical safety. After falling, leaves tend to dry out and collect in piles around the bases of homes, in gardens, and lawn furniture. While not only unsightly and attractive to insects and other pests, these piles pose a fire hazard if they...

Electrical System Maintenance

August 25, 2017
When the budget is tight, business owners are forced to decide where to cut costs. Oftentimes, they plan for only what’s pressing their attention at the moment: employee pay, utility bills, material costs — the bare essentials. What they sometimes forget or, when forced to trim expenditures, neglect is preventative maintenance on their electrical systems, the very systems which power about everything needed for them to run their business. Their...

Safe Outlets Available for Your Home or Business

July 25, 2017
Since 2008, the National Electrical Code has required all outlets at new installations be tamper proof. The reason is that each year about 2,400 children in the United States are electrocuted, burned, and sometimes killed by sticking items in electrical sockets. To prevent accidental electrocution, several improvements have been made to make outlets safer for children and adults alike. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter One improvement, invented in 1961, is the ground-fault...

Reasons Lights Burn Out or Don’t Work

July 15, 2017
From time to time, we all encounter problems with the lights at our home or business. Maybe the lights flicker, or maybe they don’t turn on. While it’s tempting for do-it-yourselfers to repair the problem themselves, we suggest home and business owners hire a licensed electrician to repair most electrical systems, as electrical systems cause more than 45,000 home-based fires a year, which result in an average of 420 deaths...

Childproofing Your Home’s Electrical System

June 30, 2017
Childproof Electrical One of the biggest joys of parenting is being there for all of the “firsts.” The first word, the first day of school, the first date. Certainly one of these exciting firsts comes when children first learn to crawl and become mobile. As with every other aspect of parenting, this change comes with a set of responsibilities: it’s time to childproof your home. Electricity is an important part...

Motion Sensor Lights for Your Home

June 16, 2017
Motion sensor lights can help calm your nerves by lighting up a dark garage, sidewalk, or any other area of your yard.

Electrical Safety Tips for Pool Owners

May 26, 2017
For most of us here in central Indiana, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. The kids are on summer break, we’re enjoying Indy 500 festivities, and backyard pools are ready for swimming. Of course, we all know to use caution around pools, especially when children are present. But with all of the excitement of summer and pool season, electrical safety for pools often gets overlooked. Here are a...

Outdoor Lighting for the Perfect Patio

May 17, 2017
Summer is nearly here, which means we’re firing up the grill and spending more time outdoors. Just like we put a lot of effort into curating the perfect décor inside our homes, many of us pay special attention to the details of creating just the right outdoor living space. Yet, what often seems to go overlooked when designing our ideal outdoor space is how to keep it cool during those...

Should I Upgrade the Electrical System in my Older Home?

April 27, 2017
Many of us find appeal in owning an older home – the charm and character are unbeatable to say the least. The stately exterior and ornate fixtures have been able to withstand the test of time. However, under that beautiful craftsmanship, a dangerous secret may be hiding: aging electrical wires that pose a fire hazard.

DIY or a Licensed Electrician? – When to Call

April 14, 2017
With access to thousands of instructional videos and articles on the internet, the Do-It-Yourself movement is gaining a lot of followers these days. A DIY enthusiast loves taking on any odd job around the house. However, with some electrical jobs, it may be smarter to call a licensed electrician than to DIY. Most people know that working with electricity carries the risk of electrical shock or even electrocution, but don’t forget...

Tiny House Project: White’s Electrical Gives Back to Veterans

March 31, 2017
Local Electricians Serving Those Who Have Served Our Country As a veteran founded company, White’s Electrical has a heart for those who have served our country. Last week, the team at White’s Electrical had the opportunity to give back to our veterans by participating in building a tiny house for an Indiana veteran who is living without a home. White’s was able to donate time to complete all of the electrical...

Spring Cleaning for Your Electrical System

March 17, 2017
Electrical Maintenance Advice from a Local Indianapolis Electrician Daffodils are blooming, little league teams are forming, and our clocks all move forward an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Yes, spring has sprung here in Central Indiana. Spring cleaning isn't just for purging the clutter in our closets or completing yard work. Now is also a great time for spring cleaning your electrical system. Check off some of the things on...

Why Does My Microwave Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

March 10, 2017
Common electrical questions answered by a local Indianapolis electrician. It's the end of a long day. You're exhausted. Your kids are exhausted. And of course, everyone's hungry. Luckily, you remember those leftovers in the fridge from yesterday. You just need to put them in the microwave for a few minutes. Annnd... the microwave trips the ciruit breaker. One question we hear a lot is, "Why is my microwave tripping the circuit...

Benefits of Having Outdoor Electrical Outlets

February 18, 2017
Tips from an Indianapolis, IN electrical contractor Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil saw his own shadow on Groundhog Day this year, which means we're in for another 6 weeks of winter. Now, I don't want to be one to speak too soon, but this 60° weather forecast sure casts some doubts on the shadow of Phil's prediction. Whether the groundhog saw his shadow or not, we know that spring is on it's way...

Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

February 1, 2017
Electrical Safety Tips From an Indianapolis Electrician Going outside over and over again to flip a tripped circuit breaker switch gets annoying after a while. A circuit breaker "trips" or shuts off the electrical flow to prevent the circuit from overheating and causing damage, or even possibly an electrical fire. So, before you go outside to visit your breaker box yet again, take a moment to determine the root cause...

Tips on using a ceiling fan for heating and cooling

January 14, 2017
Tips from Indianapolis electricians on using ceiling fans for heating and cooling It seems like Indiana takes the brunt of a lot of weather jokes these days, and admittedly, Indianapolis is notorious for unpredictable weather. In fact, the greatest 24-hour weather change ever recorded in Indianapolis was a difference of 58 degrees. On January 12, 1916, the high temperature was 68 degrees and the low was 10 degrees! The unpredictable...

Tips on Choosing an Electrical Contractor for Your Custom Home

December 15, 2016
Custom Homes Electrical Contractor in Indianapolis New Construction or Luxury Remodel Planning and building a custom home can be one of the most exciting, rewarding - and nervewracking - experiences of your life. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to bring a little peace of mind when undertaking a project like this. Whether you're a general contractor, a custom home builder, or a homeowner planning to build...

Commercial Tenant Renovation Services

December 1, 2016
Commercial Electrical Contractor: Tenant Build-Outs & Commercial Alteration Solutions for Businesses Before you hire a team of commercial electrical contractors, you have a lot to consider. How long have they been in business? How serious are they about safety? Will they complete the job on time? Will they stay on budget? Will they stand behind their work? Are they licensed in the state of Indiana? Tenant Build-Out: When a new...

Electrical Contractor Holiday Lighting Tips

November 22, 2016
Tips from an Indiana Electrical Contractor to keep your joy lasting all season long Even Clark Griswold knows that installing holiday lighting can be a great way to "brighten" your season, but Clark's approach might not have been (ok, definitely wasn't) the best. Here are a few tips from a licensed electrical contractor to avoid common mistakes and keep your holiday joy lasting all season long. Use common sense Above all, be...

Signs it’s Time to Replace an Old Electrical Extension Cord

October 28, 2016
Electrical Safety tips from a licensed Indianapolis electrician   We use electrical extension cords for everything from the connection of holiday lights, to extending the power supply to our leaf blowers and construction tools. They are an "extension" of our home's electrical system and are essential to have around the house or garage. Earlier this month we told you about how to prepare your home's electrical system for winter, and...