Electrician, Annapolis,MD, Electrical services
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Keep Young Children Safe Around Electric Outlets

Children and toddlers are curious about everything and they spend lots of time on the floor where electric outlets are located. If they can’t put things in their mouths, they’ll try putting their fingers into interesting looking places. Take advantage of the many options available to protect the little people in your home.

Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Believe it or not, most accidents involving children and electricity happen when adults are in the same room. Since 2008, tamper-resistant receptacles are required for all new or renovated homes. These receptacles have a spring-loaded shutter that closes the electrical slots when they’re not being used. If you have a new home, or if you recently renovated your home, don’t assume that the correct receptacles were installed. The outlets should have the letters “TR” or “tamper-resistant” printed on them.

Outlet Covers

If your home isn’t new, and you’re not planning a renovation in the near future, plastic receptacle covers will do the trick. These plastic covers have been on the market for years and will keep little fingers out of the outlet. One of the biggest challenges with these covers is remembering to put them back in the outlet when finished using it. It’s an inexpensive way to add safety to your home.

Sliding Outlet Covers

Sliding outlet covers, or self-closing outlet covers, are a bit on the pricey side, but if you can afford them, they’re worth the price. When the outlet isn’t in use, the cover snaps back automatically.

There are other simple ways to safeguard babies and toddlers against electrical shock. When using extension cords, keep them hidden away and out of reach as much as possible. Avoid hanging cords, which pose a double hazard if there’s an item that can fall if the cord is pulled. If you only need them for a short time, remember to promptly remove them when you’re finished. Additionally, use furniture to block receptacles where possible.

JM Mullen can help you do a safety inspection of your home and provide solutions to keep your family safe. We monitor the latest technology and can keep you informed about new products. Contact us today for a free appointment at 410-266-6316 or online at www.jmmullenelectric.com.

electrician, wiring, residential
Written by Stu Kushner

Making Modifications Inside Your Home

With so much information on the internet and at specialty DIY stores, such as Home Depot, many people feel confident making changes they think are fairly simple. Remodeling projects for kitchens and bathrooms usually involve hanging cabinets or hardware. If you’re going to drill into the walls of your home or business, you’d be wise to call in an electrician. 

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electrician, home electrical service
Written by Color Fire

Converting A Garage Into Living Space

If your car hasn’t been in the garage for years and the garage is beginning to resemble a storage unit, it may be time to convert this wasted space into more living space. This addition may increase the value of your house if you decide to sell it.

One of the most important considerations is what type of electrical wiring you’ll need. Some of these considerations will depend on what the end product will be.

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electrician, installation,home electrical needs
Written by Stu Kushner

Choosing An Electrician

When you need an electrician, it’s important to select the right one. Electrical work for your home or business is critical and must be safe and up to local and national codes. Spending the time to research the best electrician for your needs will save time and money. Here are five things to consider when you need an expert. 

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Electrician, Electrical services,Annapolis MD
Written by Color Fire

Protecting Rental Property

Whether your rental property is an individual home, an apartment, or a large commercial complex, it’s important to safeguard your investment with regular, professional maintenance. Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems should be checked to prevent costly repairs or replacement. In addition, a well-maintained home ensures tenant safety and maintains property value. Regardless of the size of your rental property, a professional electrician is an important member of your property management team. 

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electrician, Electrical services, home, commercial
Written by Color Fire

Common Electrical Project Mistakes

Every day electricians are called to homes to undo what a well-intentioned do-it-yourselfer has done. Electrical projects can be some of the most challenging for non-professionals, and can result in serious problems. Listed below are a few of the most common mistakes home do-it-yourselfers make. 

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Commercial Electrician ,Installation, Repair
Written by Color Fire

Changing Empty Buildings Into Flourishing Businesses and Neighborhoods

Across the United States, many cities and towns are facing the burden of empty office space. Changes in the economy and business downsizing led to an increase in unoccupied commercial space. Empty buildings negatively impact tax revenue and are often the targets for graffiti, the homeless, and vandalism. They also decrease the value of surrounding property and create the feeling of an area in decline. 

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What to Do During and After a Power Outage

Power outages can happen at any time and can be caused by snow, high winds, lightning, a car accident, equipment failure, or even animals. Whatever the cause, it’s important for you to know what to do to safeguard your home, and your family, during and after a power outage. 

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Electrician, Electrical repair
Written by Stu Kushner

The Smart Way to Charge

Over 30% of Americans own at least three electronic devices. Typically these are a smartphone, tablet, and desktop or laptop computer. These devices allow us to communicate instantly, work from anywhere, and access almost endless digital and video content. To maximize the lifespan of your devices and prevent damage, here are a few things to keep in mind. 

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electrician, outdoor lightings
Written by Color Fire

Light Up The Outdoors

Outdoor lighting adds drama to your home’s exterior. It can be used to illuminate outdoor living spaces, showcase landscaping, and increase safety. There are as many choices for lighting the outside of your home as there are for lighting the inside. Path lights, postmount lights, spotlights, and well lights are just a few outdoor options. Think about more unusual options such as chandeliers, hanging lanterns, or lighted ceiling fans. 

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