Licensed Electricians,J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Why Hire A Professional Electrician?


There are plenty of home improvement projects you can tackle by yourself, such as painting a room or installing some backyard landscaping. These are mostly cosmetic endeavors where an error or two is easily remedied. But when the work requires permits and technical expertise, it’s probably wise to hire an experienced licensed contractor. JM Mullen believes that unless you have a degree in Electrical Engineering, electrical work is one of those things that’s best left to a professional.

Let’s be honest—most people have little electrical experience beyond changing a light bulb. Extensive electrical work is complicated, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. Licensed electricians have been thoroughly trained in all aspects of electrical circuitry and are licensed in their trade. When required, our larger jobs are fully permitted, which means that our work is inspected to verify that it meets current building codes. We guarantee the quality of our work and stand behind everything we do.

While you may think you can save money by attempting your own electrical work, chances are that as a novice you’ll make a mistake somewhere along the way. Once you think you’re all done, and the drywall has been repaired, you don’t want to discover that an GFI outlet isn’t working, or a ceiling fixture is flickering. Undoing and redoing everything will be an ordeal, and you’ll probably need to hire an electrician anyway to get the job done right. In the long run, hiring a professional right from the start will save you both time and money.

Unlike many other projects, electrical work is inherently dangerous. It carries with it the risk of electrocution and death if performed without the necessary safety precautions. Homes typically have up to 200 amps of power flowing into their service panels, which can seriously injure or kill a person. The electricians at JM Mullen have been extensively trained on how to make your home safe, and how to ensure their own safety while working on your electrical system.

For more information on our services, or to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed electricians, please contact us at (410) 266-6316 or visit our website at https://jmmullenelectric.com/.

Written by Stu Kushner

What are NEC Codes and Why Do they matter?

You’re probably aware that there are certain codes that govern new construction or building renovations. One type of code is specifically related to electrical systems: the National Electrical Codes or NEC codes. These codes were initiated in 1897 and are updated every three years. The next update will be released in 2020. 

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Written by Stu Kushner

Wiring For A Winter Wonderland

The sun may be shining and the temperatures are high, but now is the time to start thinking about winter weather. Cold temperatures bring electrical challenges and it’s better to plan now than get left out in the cold. Read on and see how prepared you are for the coming season.

Quiet as a Mouse

When the weather gets cold, both man and beast look for a warm place. Rodents and other small varmints are attracted to the warmth of your electrical wires. Chewing and nibbling on wires can mean a short lifespan for the furry guests, but it can also put your home in danger. Have a professional come out and check for signs that outdoor creatures are moving into your home. 

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Electrician, Annapolis MD, Electrical Repair
Written by Stu Kushner

When Do-It-Yourself Becomes DON’T Do-It-Yourself

According to the American Housing Survey, homeowners spent a whopping $383 billion on home improvements in 2017. While many projects can be done by homeowners with a little information and access to the right YouTube video, there are jobs that should be left to the experts and that includes most electrical projects. 

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electrician,Installation, Repair
Written by John Mullen

Swim Safely

It’s the middle of the hottest summer on record, and you decide you’ve had enough. It’s time to get a pool! Before you jump in and enjoy the water, make sure your pool’s electrical wiring is installed and working correctly. There are city and state code requirements for the pool or spa installation. You can’t be too careful when it comes to water and electricity. 

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electrician, wiring, residential
Written by John Mullen

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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Written by John Mullen

The Differences Between Residential and Commercial Electrical Services

 

There are some significant differences between residential and commercial electrical services, and not every electrici

an is qualified to do both types of work. Differences between commercial and residential services include the different levels of energy demands, the different grade or quality of materials, and the different environments where wiring is installed. 

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electrician, home electrical service
Written by John Mullen

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 John Mullen

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 John Mullen

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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