Home inspections find a surprising number of open grounds. What is an open ground? Is it dangerous? How can I fix an open ground? Here at Wilcox Electric, we care about electrical safety. Read on to find out what you need to do if you have an open ground (or more than one) in your home.
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Most homeowners don't spend a lot of time looking at what's behind their walls. Instead, they assume the electrical wiring, pipes, vents, and ducts are in there, doing their jobs and making the house function properly. But there could be a whole lot more going on inside your walls than you think.
Are you a resolution kind of person? If so, we've come up with a few electrical resolutions that are good ideas to keep your home safe and sound. So this year, instead of making a bunch of resolutions you’ll give up on by February, take a look at these smart ideas to start 2022 off safely.
Many homeowners want to learn the nuts and bolts of how their houses and the systems within are put together. Some folks are avid DIYers and like to tackle many projects themselves; others simply want to know what warning signs to look for and how to assess the safety and quality of workmanship. When it comes to a home's electrical system, junction boxes play a role that every good homeowner should understand.
The entire country was on hold waiting for Summer 2021, and now, we're in it! Family and friends together, drinks on the patio, BBQs on the deck, and a season for soaking up the very best of the Washington metro region. If you haven't done so already, it's not too late to light up your outdoor living spaces for summer (and year-round) fun!
You might think it’s kind of odd that we dedicate this post to air conditioning when that’s not our gig. (You need an HVAC pro for that!) But we know you either have or want to air-condition on those hot DC summer days, and there are some electrical issues to consider. So we’ll look at central air conditioning, window air conditioning, and mini-splits so you can decide what is most suitable for your home and budget.
As spring turns into summer, we look forward to life opening up to more social living once again. Hoping that the summer of 2021 will bring us back to the connected lifestyle we’ve been missing, it’s time to start making plans. Now is a perfect time to consider things you can do to make those gatherings even more enjoyable.
The time has come to sell your house, and you want to make every penny you can. The tricky part can be determining what to repair or replace before the sale and what you should leave as-is for the buyer. You can often recoup the money you invest in repairs in the selling process if you do things right. Here are few tips to help you get the most ROI on your pre-sale fix-ups.
Adjust, adjust and adjust some more. Many of us could sum up the past year or so with that motto. Between viruses and vaccines, work and school, lockdowns, and re-openings, if you haven’t had to adjust things in your life, you’re one of the few. A lot of Americans frantically searched for ways to respond to the changes in business and schools. What began as temporary adjustments are now turning into permanent solutions for a lot of us.
With the year coming to a close, you may be working on your holiday shopping list. If you are looking for a practical gift for that hard-to-shop-for person, consider giving the gift of electrical service this year. Many homeowners, including those who may be aging in place, need to have repairs done around their homes. You can help someone you love with future maintenance and service. Here are a few ideas for giving electrical service as a Christmas gift.