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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The Facts About Warm Weather Power Surges

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Warmer months means living it up outside. But it also brings severe and sometimes unpredictable weather. So with the chances of weather uncertainty and heat, it’s best to be prepared for anything.  It’s true that power surges can happen during any season of the year, but there is a sharp spike in activity during warmer months due to excessive electricity usage and lightning storms.

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Our Safety Inspections: A Point-by-Point Explanation

We offer complimentary safety inspections with every service call.  They are done after your service is complete, taking approximately 15 minutes, and for no additional charge.  The points on the inspection are based on the current guidelines in the National Electrical Code, as well as common-sense pointers from our master electricians (with close to 70 years combined experience).

Safety is our top concern when servicing your home.  As codes and local ordinances change, we will help you keep updated on what the requirements are to ensure you are up-to-date.

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Whole House Surge Protectors – Why You Need One

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If you’re like many homeowners, you believe that the power strip where you’ve plugged your computer, printer, television, stereo, lamp, cable box (the list could go on) is protecting your appliances and electronics from a power surges. The truth is that these power strips offer very little surge protection and are most often a glorified extension cord. The delicate electronic circuitry of your home is vulnerable if it’s not protected by a whole-home surge protector. Power strip surge protectors are in fact a good idea, and can be valuable.  Lightning strikes can enter the house from anywhere, and having the whole-house protector working in tandem with the power strips provide the most effective protection.

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