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Childproofing outlets
Childproofing Outlets

As your baby grows and becomes more mobile, safety concerns may arise around the house. Everything from table corners to staircases to electrical cords become newfound hazards. As you go about childproofing your home, make sure you address the electrical outlets, which shock and burn about 2,400 children in the US each year. A further six to 12 children die annually from sticking metal objects into electrical sockets.
It’s never too early to…

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Electrical Fuse Box
A Guide to Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

You probably don’t give it much thought, but electricity flows through your home thanks to wiring installed behind the walls. This makes it possible to plug in any appliance or electronic device for instant, reliable power.

The circuit breaker panel—also known as the breaker box, electrical panel, and main service panel—is the hub of your home’s electrical system. If your wiring is properly configured, you may never need to give…

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Electrical fire
Common Causes of Electrical Fires & How to Prevent

Electrical fires are among the most dangerous and destructive types of fire. They can occur suddenly and spread quickly, often resulting in extensive damage to property and serious injuries or even death.
Electrical fires are not uncommon in Fort Collins. In fact, they are one of the most common types of fires in the city. There are several different factors that can contribute to an electrical fire, including faulty electrical outlets,…

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Circuit Breaker Won’t Reset? Here’s What to Do

Modern electrical systems have circuit breakers that trip in order to protect circuits from damage caused by overloading or short-circuiting. Usually, the fix is simple—just flip the tripped switch, and power is restored. But sometimes, the circuit breaker won’t reset or trips repeatedly. Here’s a look at what might be causing the problem and what you should do to fix it.

Why Do Circuit Breakers Trip?
There are several reasons a…

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10 Reasons Electrical Maintenance is Important

You rely on electricity to charge your cell phone, light your home, and run your air conditioner, yet you probably don’t give it a second thought most days. You simply expect the lights to turn on when you flip the switch and devices to power up when you plug them in. Plus, you probably only call an electrician when your light fixtures, outlets, or switches act up.

While your home’s wiring is often a case of “out of sight, out of…

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13 Winter Energy Saving Tips

The winter months can be really expensive for homeowners, with all that extra fuel cost to keep the house warm. Fortunately here are some home energy saving tips to reduce those costs and still keep our homes cozy and warm.
Let the Sunshine In
This may be the simplest stay-warm tip for winter. Open those curtains, shutters and drapes to invite the biggest heat source into your home. This is especially effective on the south-facing windows.…

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Allen Service Acquires Lighten Up

You already know Allen Service as the most trusted name in plumbing and HVAC in Fort Collins. Now, we are excited to announce that we will start offering electrical work thanks to our recent acquisition of Lighten Up!

About the Acquisition
The strong presence and positive reputation of Lighten Up make this company a perfect fit to join the Allen Service family. Lighten Up has always been well-run, and we see great growth opportunities as…

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