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Four Bright Ways to Avoid Common Winter Electrical Problems in New Iberia, Lafayette, & Abbeville!

Winter can be a tough season for your home’s electrical system. Data from the U.S. Fire Administration shows that more than 26,000 fires are caused by electrical problems each year, with December and January being especially hazardous months. Routine inspections and appliance maintenance are just a few of the wide range of electrical service we [...]

How to Avoid Electrical Shocks & Test Your GFCIs in Abbeville, Lafayette, & New Iberia

Electrical shocks that can occur in your own home can be deadly. It’s important to take precautions to ensure that you and your family are not at a particular risk for electrical shocks. Learn how to test your GFCIs and use these tips from our expert electricians to help prevent electrical shocks in Abbeville. How [...]

By | 2017-05-31T18:02:37+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Electrical Emergencies, Electrical Safety|0 Comments

Why You Should Get an Electrical Inspection in Lafayette, New Iberia, or Abbeville before Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a huge decision and could be the biggest investment that you ever make. While there are many aspects of a home that people consider during their search, we find that the electrical system is oftentimes overlooked. This can be an unfortunate oversight since electrical problems can be both dangerous and expensive [...]

Electrical Services in New Iberia, Lafayette, & Abbeville for Additions & Remodels

It’s important when you remodel or build an addition that you hire a professional New Iberia electrician to help you plan for your electrical needs. Because DIY electrical work is extremely risky, you won’t want to do electrical upgrades and additions yourself, so you’ll need an electrician to ensure that the space you’re creating will [...]

Summer Electrical Safety Tips from Your Abbeville, New Iberia, & Lafayette Electricians

Great places to spend summer days include beaches, pools, zoos, and amusement parks, NOT hospitals. We forget sometimes during the fun of summer that there are dangers lurking around us. Our Abbeville electricians have compiled a list of key electrical safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer. Indoor Electrical Safety [...]

By | 2017-05-31T18:02:37+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Electrical Safety|0 Comments

How to Use Extension Cords Properly to Prevent Electrical Hazards in Lafayette, New Iberia, & Abbeville

When you think of things that might be dangerous to your family, you probably think of everything from drunk drivers and burglars to second-hand smoke and trans fats, but right now there may very well be an item in your home that you’ve never thought of as dangerous before: the extension cord. In fact, thousands [...]

By | 2017-05-31T18:02:37+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Electrical Safety|0 Comments

Is a Hardwired Smoke Detector Right for Your Abbeville, Lafayette, or New Iberia Home?

It is essential that every home be equipped with some kind of smoke detectors. Whether you purchase battery-operated or hardwired smoke detectors is up to you—the most important thing is that your home has working smoke alarms that will alert you of danger so that you’ll have time to escape and call the fire department [...]

What Is a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)?

One of our electricians’ many goals is to improve electrical safety in New Iberia, Lafayette, and Abbeville, LA, and today we’d like to discuss a simple device that saves lives—the GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter. What are GFCIs? GFCIs are extremely important safety devices that are built into electrical outlets as well as electrical [...]

By | 2017-05-31T18:02:38+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Electrical Safety, Electrical Upgrades|0 Comments

Knob & Tube Electrical Wiring 101: What is it & is it safe?

Many people come to our Lafayette, New Iberia, and Abbeville electricians with questions about knob and tube electrical wiring. They want to know if they should purchase a home that still has knob and tube. They want to know if it is likely to cause an electrical fire or other problems. They want to know [...]

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