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Category: Home Improvements

  • 04
    Sep

    Why an electrical system must be grounded

    Many of the homes we visit in central Iowa have ineffective or non-existent grounding causing an unnecessary safety risk to your family and your electronics. Here’s why that matters to you: Electricity travels the path of least resistance. If an appliance like a toaster, coffee maker, or hair dryer...

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  • 28
    Aug

    Why you need to update to GFCI outlets…

    So what’s the fuss with these GFCI outlets anyway, and why do I need them in my kitchen and bathroom? A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is designed to protect people from electrical shock. We’ll explain it, but first, we need to explain the role of the fuse or circuit...

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  • 07
    Aug

    Tips and Tricks: 4 strategies for your landscape lighting project

    You spend a considerable amount of time and creating the perfect landscape for your residential property. It is often the first thing that your guests when they arrive to your home. Your landscape design is a reflection of your own personal taste and style, so it’s essential that every...

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  • 31
    Jul

    Why you should never D-I-Y your electrical system…

    The DIY movement is a rapidly growing one in Des Moines, and it’s easy to understand why that is. “Do-It-Yourself” projects are a fantastic hobby: they’re satisfying, fun, and they leave you with great home improvements without the cost of hiring a professional. However, there are some home projects...

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  • 15
    Mar

    The importance of grounding your electrical system

    Many of the homes we visit in central Iowa have ineffective or non-existent grounding causing an unnecessary safety risk to your family and your electronics. Here’s why that matters to you: Electricity travels the path of least resistance. If an appliance like a toaster, coffee maker, or hair dryer...

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  • 12
    Mar

    Why you need GFCI outlets in your home

    So what’s the fuss with these GFCI outlets anyway, and why do I need them in my kitchen and bathroom? A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is designed to protect people from electrical shock. We’ll explain it, but first, we need to explain the role of the fuse or circuit...

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  • 09
    Mar

    Residential Electrical Troubleshooting

    When you notice that you are having problems with your electrical system, you need an expert to offer an assessment. Getting the right service for your electrical troubleshooting in Des Moines is obviously important, and for a number of reasons. For one thing, you need your electrical system to...

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  • 09
    Mar

    4 Tips to Great Landscape Lighting in Des Moines

    You spend a considerable amount of time and creating the perfect landscape for your residential property. It is often the first thing that your guests when they arrive to your home. Your landscape design is a reflection of your own personal taste and style, so it’s essential that every...

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  • 09
    Mar

    Why electrical repairs should never be a D-I-Y project

    The DIY movement is a rapidly growing one, and it’s easy to understand why that is. “Do-It-Yourself” projects are a fantastic hobby: they’re satisfying, fun, and they leave you with great home improvements without the cost of hiring a professional. However, there are some home projects that you should...

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  • 09
    Mar

    Three Common Landscape Lighting Questions

    You work hard and often to keep your landscape looking great, so why let all that hard work disappear each night at sunset? Landscape lighting is the perfect way to keep your landscape looking great during the darker hours of the night, and it can often transform and enhance...

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