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Happy Friday the 13th!

By Walter Morgynski | Jan 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Flickering lights can be a sign of electrical safety hazards far more serious than the slasher movie franchise by today’s name. So keep your home electrically safe and sound, and the frightful chills limited to the big screen.

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How To Childproof Your Home Office

By Bill Lutz | Dec 13, 2016 4:35:24 PM

Did you know that home offices can be found in over 70% of American homes? Over the years, these types of work spaces have become more and more common, but on the downside, so have the injuries that come along with them. As we head into the holiday season, and you plan on working from home a few days here and there to finish out the year, you may want to take some time to childproof the office. After all, we want everyone to be safe and happy this holiday season!

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LED'S for The Holidays!

By Dottie Robbins | Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

LED lighting is the absolute best option for your holiday decor...and your everyday lighting. The advantages of LED lighting are so numerous, I won't be able to cover all of them in this article. 

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The Most Important Item on the Thanksgiving Menu: Safety

By Bill Lutz | Nov 22, 2016 4:51:30 PM

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, the appetizers, the big bird and the desserts are probably at the top of your mind. But whether you’re testing out a new dish or concocting a family-favorite there’s one recipe that should without-a-doubt be included on the menu this Thanksgiving: safety. See below to find out how to keep yourself, your family and your home in the clear as you prepare for one of the largest dinners of the year:

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The Mouse Ate My Wiring!

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

Rodents can be a real hazard to your home's electrical system. Earlier this month, one of our electricians went on an emergency appointment regarding half the home's power going off for 30 minutes, then coming back on. His findings were " My apologies for your unfortunate situation. I found there are some wires that were chewed through by rodents. With some of the lines, the damage is visible and the rest are compromised somewhere in the walls and or ceilings."

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Electrical DIY Projects Are Not a Good Idea

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

Some homeowners really love do it yourself projects. There are many projects that homeowners can successfully complete themselves: painting, decorating, gardening etc. Electrical work gone wrong projects could put you and your family in danger. It is easy to get in over your head with a do it yourself electrical project, so don't! Call a licensed electrican to complete all of your electrical projects. If you have already started an electrical project and are confused but embarrassed to call an electrician, please call, there is no need to be embarrassed as electricians are used to this situation. We are just glad you call us before something bad happens.  

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A Bargain Electrician May Be Hazardous To Your Health

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

One of our Master electricians went to a client's home to provide an estimate to install baseboard haters. What he discovered was alarming . He looked in the basement and saw this. (see picture below)

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Night of The Melting Power-Strip

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Happy Halloween from GEN3! While on the subject of spooks and chills, “They’re coming for you Barbara…” should remain an iconic horror movie line, not what your neighbor shouts over the sound of fire sirens!

Power-strips are great things, if used correctly. They’re vital as an extra layer of protection for computer equipment, other sensitive electronics and for oversized power adapters. However, they should never be used to over-stretch the capacity of your wall outlets. By design, they absorb surges in power and take the abuse but most are fairly cheap, mindless and only last so long. Kind of like benevolent zombies. 

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The Last Outlet on the Left

By Walter Morgynski | Oct 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A burned outlet can result from a number of factors. The outlet itself may be faulty, the wiring powering it may be inadequate or there may be too much power strain on the outlet. All of these are hazards GEN3 can resolve for you.

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Keep These Electrical Safety Tips In Mind This Fall

By Bill Lutz | Sep 20, 2016 4:55:11 PM

As the leaves begin to change color and we jump right feet-first into fall, lots of homeowners take to the outdoors to get work done around their homes. It’s a great time of year to complete projects you put off from the summer, but before you head out with your tools and your gear read the safety tips below:

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