Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights

Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights A dimly-lit exterior can be a bigger security liability than many homeowners realize. In addition to making a property a more attractive target for thieves, vandals and even home intruders, poor illumination also increases the risk of accidents and mishaps. Especially in inclement weather or during colder months when snow and ice are a concern. Exterior flood-lamps and area lights, motion-sensing lights, remote-operated smart lighting systems and other types of exterior...

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace?

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace? Many people desire to have a cozy living room with comfortable seats and a beautiful fireplace to enjoy the chilly winter evenings. Although this dream is a lovely idea, real fireplaces are often expensive and require a lot of work and money, even if your home already has one installed. While the cost and maintenance of a real fireplace may have you down, there are alternative options available to you. Electric fireplaces offer many...

Service Project: 13 Days Living Without Power Until Community Came Together

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – ten days after a large storm that rolled through DFW, causing outages for days – David Goins of WFAA reported that Mr. Robert Crossland in southern Dallas was still without power. Robbie, an electrician on our team, saw Mr. Crossland's story on WFAA right after it was published and was moved to help. He immediately shared the story with our team member, Olivia, who leads our community relations. "I reached out to you because...

What To Expect From An Electrical Inspection

Part of making sure the electrical needs of your home or office are up to date and regulations is scheduling regular electrical inspections. Just as you would inspect your car for functionality and safety measures, so should be the same for your home's electrical system. Here, Mister Sparky wants to take you through the basics of an electrical inspection so you know what to look out for as well as making sure you're getting all that you should from an...

How To Save On Your Next Electrical Bill

During the fluctuating temperatures in early fall, you may find your electricity on overdrive, trying to keep up with changing weather and your demands. While many can tell you to save on electrical costs by shutting off lights and turning off your AC when not in use (and these are very smart tactics), there are other ways to effectively cut costs that are a little more beneath the surface. Inspect Your Electrical Bill and Electrical Company The first step when...

The Basics of Electrical Rewiring

The idea of rewiring your entire home can be daunting; the expenses, the work and the hassle! Here we dive into the basic things you need to know before your home or business enters into an electrical wiring takeover. Possible implications of improper electrical wiring include blown fuses and circuit breakers that keep tripping, yellowing/browning around light switches and wall outlets, flickering or sparks from lights or outlets, static or minor shocking feeling from anything coming into contact with an...

5 Habits Every Homeowner Should Practice

Daily routines vary among people and families. It's plausible as humans, to become so busy that we forget to inspect household items and appliances to ensure the safety of its residents. In recent years, Texas has welcomed herds of new residents of all ages, genders, and lifestyles due to a good number of job opportunities and the affordable cost of living. Despite the countless daily routines Texans engage in, there are still 5 important habits every homeowner should conduct monthly...

Electrical Fires in Dallas

  News reports this summer share the stories of electrical fires and disasters throughout Dallas. The city faced damaged buildings, injuries and deaths from fires which started in a range of properties from homes and small businesses, to an airport which all appeared to be related to electrical hazards. Perhaps the most memorable of the incidences was a fire generated from an electrical short near family-owned business, Luna Tortilla Factory. According to witnesses, the once local favorite restaurant which had...