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Category: electrical-services

How to Hygge Up Your Home for a Cozy Living Space

The Danish tradition of hygge (pronounced HOO-GAH) has been gaining popularity in the United States for the past few years.  Defined as, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” embracing hygge this …

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Top 2020 Metro Detroit Christmas Light Displays

Remember, in the classic Dr. Seuss tale, how the Grinch attempted to steal Christmas by taking away presents, decorations, and even…the roast beast?  That grumpy green character soon realized that despite his efforts, ““It [Christmas] came without ribbons, it came …

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4 Energy Efficient Christmas Decorations to Try this Year

It’s about time to pull the Christmas decorations out of the garage, attic, or wherever you choose to keep them.  For most Americans, the holiday season is one of hefty spending.  Between gifts, travel, groceries for gatherings, and decorations, this …

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The First 6 Things to Do in the Event of a Basement Flood

A basement flood is way more than a bit of a bummer.  A basement flood is much more than an inconvenience.  In fact, it is a disaster that can jeopardize safety and be expensive. When you walk down the stairs …

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Indoor Lightning Safety: Plumbing and Electrical Tips

We may joke about getting struck by lightning, but it really isn’t something to joke around about.  Did you know that lightning can actually reach temperatures hotter than the sun?  Yep, lightning has recorded temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees …

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Why You Should Count Between Thunder and Lightning

Summer is the prime time for thunderstorms.  Often occurring in the afternoon or evening hours, they are so commonplace we tend to forget how dangerous they can be.  From lightning strikes to power outages, thunderstorms are not something we should …

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The 3 Reasons You Should Be Turning Off Devices During a Brownout

We don’t believe in ghosts, so when the lights start flickering, we know what it usually means:  an electrical brownout. Unlike blackouts that wipe out all of the electricity to your home, a brownout means that a lesser amount of …

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Why Quarantine is the Perfect Time for an Automatic Generator

Most of us in Michigan, in the United States, and even throughout the world are currently hunkering down and staying at home in order to #flattenthecurve for the recent Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time of quarantine, I have been grateful …

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How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

With a potentially severe ice storm on the forecast for our weekend in Southeastern Michigan, it seems like now is the right time to talk about preparing for an ice storm. Ice storms can be particularly scary because of the …

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5 Metro-Detroit Christmas Light Displays You Don’t Want to Miss

By now, many of the community Christmas trees have been lit and the holiday season is in full swing.  This time of year the days are short, but–thanks to Christmas lights–the nights are definitely not gloomy.  Even if it is …

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