Electrical Storm Safety for Central Texas

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Central Texas is known for our fierce electrical storms during the warmer season and can be a problem for commercial and residential properties. Once you see lightning strike in your vicinity, you should immediately head indoors. However, although your home is a safe location, you still need to take several safety precautions until the storm has passed.  We’ve put together a few ways for protecting your home and others from electrical injuries in the event of a severe thunderstorm.

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Holiday Decoration Safety Tips


It’s that time of the year to outdo the neighbor’s decorations and put up enough lighting around your house to make Clark Griswold blush! Christmas decorations go as far back as the 1600s in Germany with the use of candles and became even more popular in the mid-1900s with the improvement of outdoor cables. But before you start on your merry way be sure to go through these safety tips first. Never plug in anything until you’ve followed these steps!

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Improve Your Home Office’s Electrical System to Avoid Annoying Breaker Trips


When a home office is first set up, it seems like everything will be perfect. Unfortunately, this feeling can be ended in a snap – the snapping sound of the room’s breaker kicking into the “off” position. This is because most rooms weren’t originally set up to meet the electrical demands of the typical home worker. Here are some of the things that are typically run in these rooms:

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Electrical Safety in Austin TX

May is National Electrical Safety Month. To mark this occasion, we’re providing our readers with a checklist of ideas you can use to help protect your family and property. Whether you reside here in the Austin TX area or somewhere else, these ideas can help you.  Electricity continues to be a safe and reliable form of energy that we use virtually every minute of every to make our lives easier. But it’s easy for us to take electricity for granted, and overlook the fact that it can be dangerous in not used properly. Be sure to check out the blog for another great article, Our Safety Inspections: A Point-By-Point Explanation. Here are some things you can do to better ensure a high level of electrical safety in your home:

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Electrical Repairs for Landlords


Owning rental property isn’t always a money maker. Especially when you factor in paying someone for basic repairs and updates. You might think it’ll be fine to just to do some by yourself, like installing a new ceiling light or updating an outlet. After all, there are tons of How-To’s on the internet, right? And think of the money you’ll save.

Think again.

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