As winter sets in, the quality of lighting in your home becomes apparent. During the spring and summer months natural light helps to offset the darker areas of your home. But, when there may be upwards of twelve hours of darkness in a day, dark spots become obvious. These are areas in the home that need to be better lit up for you and your family to maximize the enjoyment of your living spaces.
From November through the New Year Americans rush to light up their homes indoors and out. We trust that the lights we have stored in the attic for the last ten months are safe to hang on the tree and adorn the outdoor eaves of our homes. The number of fires increases exponentially at the holiday time and many can be traced to improper use of electric circuits. This blog will offer some good advice on how to avoid electric fires. We suggest you print it and hang it on your refrigerator or someplace highly visible.
The new mantra in America is ‘do-it-yourself’. Homeowners have taken to remodeling and rebuilding their houses and associated structures all on their own and without the help of seasoned professionals. No doubt, there are a wealth of resources to help the DIYer in their pursuits. Home improvement retailers dominate the markets today. Add to this the tens of thousands of videos that walk the individual through the many ‘how-tos’ of conducting upgrades and one might be led to believe we no longer need the experts and professionals in the many fields of home construction and remodeling.
If your home appears fully functional, it can be easy to assume that there’s no need to evaluate the electrical wiring. However, in some cases, it might be time for an update to ensure that your family’s power needs are being met. This is especially true of homes that are more than 40 years old. So, how do you know if you should consider looking into an electrical wiring upgrade?
If you’re a pet owner, you want to protect your furry family members from any potential hazards around your home. This might be easy to overlook, so here are a few things to watch for.
No matter where we live, there’s no doubt that we can all benefit from lowering our electric bill. Thankfully, there are several simple and easy ways to do just that. Here are a few of them.
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.