The winter that never seemed to happen this year decided to give it another go before the season officially ends next week. Here are some safety tips from your Friendly Neighborhood Home Experts at GEN3.Read More >
GEN3’s technicians have removed their fair share of dead squirrels from customers walls after the little critters chewed through a wire, but now we’re chasing a live one through our own office.
As you could probably guess from Oggi and our Office Cats Marty and Remmy, we’re all animal lovers so don’t want any harm to come to our unwelcomed guest. However, he needs to go. It started out this fall with the squirrel sneaking into the garage to rummage through our dumpster looking for food, then fleeing outside at the site of anyone. Well, the months wore on and the weather got colder. Our squirrel changed tactics and would run away deeper into the garage rather than out of it. Soon enough it decided to take up permanent residence. Who could blame it, we do have a pretty nice office.
The problem is, as cute as squirrels are outside, they can wreak havoc on your home so we need to evict the little guy before he causes too much damage. The last thing a bunch of electricians need is a squirrel chewing up our own office's wiring!Read More >
Just like the people they’re designed to protect, the circuit breakers in your electrical panel need stretch their joints to stay limber too. Each circuit breaker should be exercised annually to ensure it is still functioning properly and to give it a workout of sorts, making sure it doesn’t freeze up when it needs to trip. Turning each breaker off and on annually should be part of your home’s routine safety checks just like checking smoke alarm batteries.Read More >
Ever wonder what’s behind the scenes in your electrical panel. The truth can be scary. It should go without saying that only a licensed electrician should ever remove the cover from your electrical panel. Never try this at home yourself as there’s rick of electric shock, especially in a nightmare of a panel like this one.
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