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Dottie Robbins

Dottie enjoys working at Gen3 Electric. She is always learning new things there about technology, electrical and much more. There is always something new and exciting happening at Gen3.

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Gen3 Office Makeover

By Dottie Robbins | Oct 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Over the last few years, Gen3 Electric has made tons off upgrades to our office. First, we removed our old heating and A/C systems and installed Ductless Mitsubishi Mini Splits. We were able to reduce our energy bills and remove gas service completely. That was just the beginning. We knocked down some walls to create more workstations. We added windows, new carpet,new kitchen counters, sink and dishwasher. We put a fresh coat of paint everywhere and even completely remodeled one of our bathrooms. We are always improving.
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Gen3 Electric's Monthly Team Breakfast

By Dottie Robbins | Oct 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Once a month, the owners of Generation 3 Electric treat all of their employees to a fabulous breakfast at Melrose Diner. It is always a great time for everyone as it is not often that the entire team of electricians and assistants, owners and office staff are in the same room at the same time. The management team at Gen3 Electric goes above and beyond to show their employees that they are appreciated. The  Team Breakfasts are just one of the many ways they show their appreciation. 

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Light up Your Life

By Dottie Robbins | Oct 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Do you want to give your home more ambiance? Upgrade you lighting. There are so many different types of light fixtures out there. You can find some in your local Home Depot or Lowe's, or online for a HUGE selection: Amazon or Wayfair and many others. 

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My Breaker Keeps Tripping

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The cicuit breakers in your electrical panel are designed to protect you from an electrical fire. There are many reasons that your breaker will "trip" meaning shut itself off. It could be simple: You are using too much power on one circuit all at once. Don't try to use your hair dryer, curling iron, toaster and microwave in the same room at the same time! Solution: call a licensed, insured electrician, like Generation 3 Electric, and have an extra circuit added to a room with high power demand. Most modern kitchens have four to five circuits. Or it could be more serious: That handyman you let install some breakers did a very poor job! The photos below show poorly installed breakers and panel. There is even a screw touching the copper wire! No wonder that breaker is tripping. Solution: call Gen3 Electric and we will inspect your electrical system and offer you options to meet your electrical needs as well as your safety. Maybe your circuit breaker is failing and just needs to be replaced. 

Today's code requires arc fault breakers which are even more sensitive to shorts or power surges. They trip even more often. If your breaker is tripping, it is trying to tell you something. Listen! Call a licensed, insured electrician, like Generation 3 Electric, and schedule an appointment right away.

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Gen3 Electricians Rock!

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Generation 3 Electric's electricians work hard every day to make the world a safer place, one house at a time. They are trained to perform complicated diagnostics on your home's electrical system and offer you options to correct any dangerous conditions in your home. These professionals arrive in a fully stocked, logo wrapped vehicle. They are in uniform and they really go above and beyond for our clients. Literally.

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Why Do You Need Periodic Electrical Inspections?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

At Generation 3 Electric, our highly skilled electricians perform a variety of electrical inspections every day. Knob and Tube Investigations are labor intensive inspections that we perform in many beautiful and charming old homes in and around Philadelphia. These are in high demand now because many insurance companies are denying homeowners coverage due to the prescence of this deteriorating, dangerous and obsolete wiring. 

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A Tree Ripped Down the Electrical Service

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When a tree falls and rips down your electeical service, it is not such a great day. Recently, a car hit a tree and knocked down one of our clienrts' electrical service. The utility company, PECO, immediately shuts off the power until a licensed, insured electrician applies for a permit and repairs/replaces the service cables and connections.

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What is a Flying Splice?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I bet you think it is some sort of circus act, or maybe a flying insect. Nope. It is actually an electrical term used to describe wiring that has been capped off, but left open, not enclosed in a metal junction box.It is important to enclose these wires to protect you in the event a spark occurs. Inside a junction box, a spark could not ignite into flames. But without that extra level of protection, a flying splice could spark and possibly cause a fire in your home.

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